Biden’s annual checkup reveals more than they want you to know

According to White House physician Kevin O’Connor, President Joe Biden is mostly “healthy” save for an amalgamation of small conditions.

O’Connor’s conclusion was published Wednesday after the president’s latest annual physical.

“The results showed that Biden has obstructive sleep apnea, a-fib with normal ventricular response, hyperlipidemia, gastroesophageal reflux, seasonal allergies, spinal arthritis and sensory peripheral neuropathy of the feet,” Deadline reported.

Despite these issues, O’Connor was adamant that the president is fit for the job.

“The President feels well and this year’s physical identified no new concerns. He continues to be fit for duty and fully executes all of his responsibilities without any exemptions or accommodations,” O’Connor wrote.

He added, “President Biden is a healthy, active, robust 81-year-old male, who remains fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.”

The conclusion prompted mockery on social media:

The mockery ensued in part because folks felt like O’Connor was downplaying the negative aspects of his final report.

For example, it’s a known fact that sleep apnea is associated with a higher risk of dementia.

“Sleep apnea is considered a risk factor for dementia. People with sleep apnea have been shown not only to have impaired memory and executive function, but also biomarker changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease,” according to the BrightFocus Foundation.

In fairness, it’s been known since 2008 that Biden suffers from sleep apnea. However, the latest report suggests it’s growing worse, as evidenced by Biden now being prescribed sleep apnea masks to wear before going to bed.

“Most people do experience some difficulties getting used to falling asleep while wearing a mask on their face, as well as with keeping it on throughout the night,” O’Connor’s report reads.

“This is reasonably anticipated and, in fact, should be expected. The president had a very similar experience. But with trials of several different masks, we have been able to identify a couple of products which fit him very comfortably and effectively,” it continues.

But there’s more. There’s also the fact that for some reason, Biden opted out of taking a cognitive test in conjunction with his physical.

“The president doesn’t need a cognitive test. That is not my assessment. That is the assessment of the president’s doctor. That is also the assessment of his neurologist,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed Wednesday.

“He passes a cognitive test every day — every day — as he moves from one topic to another topic, understanding the granular level of these topics. You saw him talking about fighting crime today. Tomorrow he’s going to the border,” she added.

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That said, quite a few Republican voters welcomed O’Connor’s conclusions, because they inadvertently proved that President Biden is of sound enough mind to be prosecuted for his mishandling of classified documents.

Recall that special counsel Robert K. Hur had concluded that the president did mishandle classified documents but wasn’t worth prosecuting because of his age and senility.

“[A]t trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” Hur’s report read.

“Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt. It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him — by then a former president well into his eighties — of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness,” it continued.

Vivek Saxena

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