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White House Confirms Biden Is Not Receiving Treatment for Parkinson's Disease


July 9 :
The White House announced on July 8 that U.S. President Joe Biden is not receiving treatment for Parkinson's disease and has not seen a neurologist save for his yearly checkups. This comes after the New York Times revealed that a doctor who specializes in the illness visited the White House eight times between August and March, according to visitor logs.

Since Biden looked weak and disoriented at moments during his debate with Republican Donald Trump on June 27, speculation has grown that he may be secretly unwell. Biden has not seen a neurologist outside of his usual annual physical, according to a letter released by White House doctor Dr. Kevin O'Connor on July 8 night.

Some Democrats have said that Biden isn't mentally stable enough to be their presidential nominee against Trump on November 5. Biden has been fighting back against these claims. Biden, on the other hand, has stated that he will not be leaving his campaign; on July 8, he told MSNBC over the phone that he was not leaving.

According to Reuters' analysis of White House visitor logs, neurologist and movement disorders expert Dr. Kevin Cannard made eight visits to the Oval Office between August and March. At the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Cannard has co-authored studies on the treatment of early-stage Parkinson's disease.

Rather of treating the president, O'Connor stated that Cannard's trips to the White House were part of his neurological clinics meant to assist the thousands of active service personnel assigned to support White House operations.

The New York Post broke the story of Cannard's travels to the White House on July 6. Reuters was informed by an ex-official of Biden's administration that the same doctor had treated him for migraines in 2016, when he was vice president under Obama and president.

According to the source, the doctor's monthly visits to the White House were then routine.

Cannard visited the White House earlier in the day, but White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre would neither confirm nor elaborate on the matter. She said she wanted to preserve everyone's privacy for security concerns and was repeatedly pushed by reporters throughout the media briefing.

According to her, Biden's annual physical exam included three visits to a neurologist. While she did not specify why Cannard was at the White House, she did imply that it might have something to do with treating the military troops that work there. She mentioned that the medical team takes care of the thousands of military members who visit the White House.