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Pneumonia? Is it really a communicable disease? Did HRC really put thousands of

  1. Ericdierker profile image52
    Ericdierkerposted 19 months ago

    Pneumonia? Is it really a communicable disease? Did HRC really put thousands of people at risk?

    There is a lot to learn about pneumonia. But am I getting this right? Is it really like a person with AIDS having unprotected sex with dozens of people, keeping in mind it is a number one killer of the elderly?
    Maybe I am being overly dramatic. But I keep my children at home and away from other kids if they have an illness that can spread. Doesn't everyone?

  2. faith-hope-love profile image80
    faith-hope-loveposted 19 months ago

    Everyone that I have come in contact with will try to keep their children from being in contact with any communicable disease. In the case of Pneumonia, there are at least two types one being "viral" but i am not sure if one or both types are infectious, or none. I would tend to think that maybe the viral one is. It will be interesting to see what the answers bring. Good Question Eric, Look forward to answers.

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    Cissy1946posted 19 months ago

    Yes, pneumonia can be contagious but you'd have to be already sick or have a compromised immune system to come down with a case just because you're in the presence of someone who has it. I've had it 3 times. The first time I had no idea I was even sick until it felt like I walked into a brick wall. My reaction when the doctor said pneumonia was "You're kidding". I stayed home, took my antibiotics, my pain medication (yes, it hurt), and slept and ate a lot of soup. By the third day I was feeling like new again. Of course I wasn't so I did as I was told and stayed home the rest of the week. No one at work came down with pneumonia. That case of pneumonia triggered an outbreak of asthma which was the scariest thing I've ever been through. After a year of treatment for asthma I was once again okay. No one caught the asthma either. The second pneumonia occurrence happened shortly after we moved to South Carolina and I thought I was adjusting to breathing the foul air in the Charleston area but no, it was pneumonia. This one was really painful but with the antibiotics and the pain killers I lived through it. My husband was next to me the entire time and he didn't catch anything. Neither did all the people at the circus the night I realized I was sick and not just suffering from bad air. No asthma this time though so it was a positive. The third time was here in Florida. No idea where it came from but one day it was hard to breathe so off I went to the doctor (I don't wait anymore) and this time we went through 3 different antibiotics before it was killed. He told me to stop getting pneumonia because they were running out of antibiotics to give me. Once again, no one in the doctor's office, at work, or at home, came down with anything. The last time I felt that tight sensation in my chest I decided I'd better stop by the walk-in clinic near my home just in case pneumonia was trying to invade my lungs again. I'm happy to report it wasn't pneumonia. However, it was a heart attack so it's good I stopped by...

  4. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 19 months ago

    There are several kinds & degrees of pneumonia as well as a number of ways to contracting it.  It's never a good idea to purposely expose yourself to someone who is sick, whether pneumonia or any other possibly communicable illness.  Someone already infected with pneumonia would want to use common sense and isolate themselves from exposure to other bacteria and viruses.  Secondary infections to pneumonia can logically complicate & compromise your recovery.
    Pneumonia that develops due to injury or irritation of the lungs, such as exposure to harsh chemicals, smoke, etc is certainly not contagious.  There's much to learn about pneumonia to best protect against it and/or knowing the appropriate treatments once affected.
    Where children and the elderly are concerned, I would agree that we're better safe than sorry.  Most people do not take unnecessary risks with their health or that of their loved ones in their care.

    1. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Everyone should understand the symptoms of pnuemonia:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE1mWuq … e=youtu.be

  5. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 19 months ago

    First they say overheating.
    Then they say pneumonia diagnosed before the announcement about overheating. Oh, and you have to wonder then if it really was pneumonia because she went out and hugged a child for a photo-op because the fainting looked bad on press.
    Now they say it is the flu.

    When they can't even keep lies straight about what is the problem, her inability to tell the truth is a major problem.

    Now the pictures and videos of her needing massive amounts of help to climb stairs, interruptions in speech, zoning out for a minute when talking, tremors, are all being reexamined - and they go back more than a year. 
    Whether she has Parkinson's or neurological damage from her prior strokes/concussions/blood clots, I don't know. But it is obvious that she shouldn't be in public - or public office.

    1. Ericdierker profile image52
      Ericdierkerposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      I surely do count it all up the same.

  6. Ericdierker profile image52
    Ericdierkerposted 19 months ago

    Yes the bacteria and viral types of pneumonia are contagious as is any disease caused by those two agents. Under CDC.gov There is plenty of information available. It is definitely the number one killer of children under 5 throughout the world.
    No doubt at all that if HRC was out shaking hands and "kissing" babies or standing around in crowds close by, she was putting a whole lot of people at risk.
    So in the scope of things did HRC put other people in danger in furtherance of her clear objective to become president?
    I just wonder about it.
    Makes me think I will not attend any political rallies.