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Bill Clinton is discharged after almost a week in hospital – 10/17/2021 – World

Former US President Bill Clinton left the hospital where he was hospitalized since last Tuesday (12), in California, and will return to his home, in New York, after treating a urinary infection.

On Twitter, the spokesman for the Democrat published on Sunday (17) a note from the executive director of the Irvine Medical Center according to which “the fever and the number of white blood cells” of Clinton “were normalized”. Alpesh N. Amin also said that the former president will continue taking antibiotics.

Although the Democrat was hospitalized on Tuesday, the news only surfaced two days later, on Thursday (14), when he was transferred to the ICU. According to CNN, Clinton was reportedly transferred to an intensive care unit to maintain his privacy and was conscious at all times.

The former president felt bad after attending his foundation’s events — for which he traveled to California, resuming a schedule that had been paralyzed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The American newspaper The New York Times reported that, after becoming ill, his condition evolved from a urinary infection to sepsis. Physician and CNN commentator Sanjay Gupta, citing medical staff, said the infection had spread to the bloodstream.

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Clinton, who held the presidency for two terms from 1993 to 2001, has a history of health problems since leaving office. In 2004, he underwent bypass surgery after complaining of chest pain and breathing difficulties. In 2010, he underwent a new procedure.

Years earlier, he had had a carcinoma of his back in 2001 and had had to remove a precancerous lesion from his nose in 1996 and a benign breast cyst a year earlier.

Clinton was born in Arkansas and was the state’s attorney general and governor before reaching the presidency, succeeding Republican George HW Bush. He is married to Hillary Clinton, who was a senator, secretary of state under the Barack Obama administration, and a candidate for president — she was ultimately defeated by Donald Trump in 2016, in a campaign in which he actively participated.

His administration, from which he emerged in high popularity despite not having made a successor (Al Gore was defeated by George W. Bush), was marked by a good performance of the economy and a sex scandal involving the former intern of the House Branca Monica Lewinsky—a case he classified years later in his biography as “immoral and foolish”.

The episode earned the then president a request for impeachment, with accusations of obstruction of justice and perjury before a jury of inquiry. The process passed the House in 1998, but ended up barred in the Senate the following year, with the Democrat’s acquittal.

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