Hillary Clinton to resume campaigning on Thursday after pneumonia scare

Hillary Clinton is to resume campaigning on Thursday after taking time out to recover from pneumonia, an aide has confirmed. The Democratic nominee, who was sidelined after being taken ill during a ceremony to mark 15 years since the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, was said to be making good progress at home. She was “catching up on reading briefings, making calls,” and watching Barack Obama’s rousing speech in Philadelphia, in which the president offered unstinting praise of his former secretary of state. Mrs Clinton will return to the campaign fray when she headlines an event in North Carolina on Thursday. Meanwhile, her team has promised to release additional information about her health in the coming days.

On more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.

Bill Clinton plays down his wife’s health problems

The return to the campaign marks the end of a difficult week for Mrs Clinton, whose health has come under increasing scrutiny. She has insisted she became dizzy during he 9/11 memorial but immediately felt better when she got into an air-conditioned minivan. Mr Obama shrugged off those concerns to give her a ringing endorsement during his speech in Philadelphia. He said Mrs Clinton had “been subjected to more scrutiny and…more unfair criticism than anybody out here”. And her running mate Tim Kaine, who stands next in line for the top job should she drop out, shrugged off any speculation by saying her “energy staggers me. I have a hard time keeping up with her”.

It is good to be back on the campaign trail. This not just me going through the motions, I really, really, really want to elect Hillary Clinton.

Barack Obama