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Joe Biden To Undergo Medical Examination Later This Year

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Before the 2020 presidential election, many voters wanted to know the details of the health information on Joe Biden, and many did not believe that the information they did get was satisfactory.

But now more answers will come as the White House has confirmed that Biden will be getting a medical checkup and the results will be shared with everyone, Fox News reported.

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“The President is planning to have a checkup later this year, and the results will be released to the public,” Andrew Bates, the White House deputy press secretary, said to Fox News.

With every gaffe, stuttered word, slip, and fall on the steps of Air Force One and mistake, people grow more and more concerned that Biden would not be able to complete his four years in the White House.

And people have routinely asked about Biden’s health, including last week when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked.

“Last month, you said that you’d provide an update on the President’s medical records.  I was trying to get a sense of when do you think there’s going to be an update, seeing as he hasn’t released them since — in December 2019?” a reporter asked.

“I don’t have an update at this moment.  But certainly, when he has his next medical appointment, we will be transparent about that and provide that information to all of you,” she said.

The reporter asked Psaki if one was scheduled when they were interrupted by a phone ringing, but she continued.

“We don’t have — I’m not aware of one scheduled at this point, but — but we certainly will provide you all information and data in a transparent — data — information in a transparent way when it is scheduled, and once he has that appointment,” she said.

Biden named his longtime physician. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, to be his doctor at the White House during his administration. O’Connor served in the Army and was assigned as White House physician to Biden when he was vice president from 2009 to 2017.

In December 2019, after a physical exam, O’Connor said Biden is “a healthy, vigorous 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency, to include those as chief executive, head of state, and commander in chief.”

At the time, O’Connor said that Biden was currently being treated for non-valvular atrial-fibrillation, better known as A-fib, which is an irregular heartbeat. He said Biden is also being treated for hyperlipidemia, which is an abnormally high concentration of fats or lipids in the blood, as well as gastroesophageal reflux, a digestive disorder that occurs when acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids back up from the stomach into the esophagus. And he noted that Biden – as many Americans do – suffers from seasonal allergies.

None of those conditions are anything major, and the doctor said that “For these, he takes three common prescription medications and two common over-the-counter medications.”

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But it is to not notice how old and slow Biden often appears.

A week ago Biden gave another speech full of gaffes, but something caught the attention of one prominent Twitter user and now it has people talking.

“Hi, @PressSec— Can you please share any insights into what’s happened with President Biden’s head?” Tom Elliott, the founder of Grabien, said on Twitter addressing White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

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Elliot also pointed to two videos from the event where Biden appears to be struggling for his words.

“If you watch the vids up close you can see the bruise tint ( yellow and green tint ) covered up by make up . Someone had a fall , probably . It happens often at his age” one Twitter user suggested.

“Hematoma covered by a million dollar makeup job perhaps. if so probably from a fall,” another said.

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“It’s obvious he fell it’s part of dementia my mom had it and she fell this is abuse he is being tormented by his handlers,” another user said.

“Too much plastic surgery and hair pluggery,” another said.

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