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White House Deflects Queries on Parkinson’s Specialist Visits for Biden

The White House faced intense questioning on July 8 regarding eight visits by Parkinson’s specialist Dr. Kevin Cannard, reflected in the visitors’ log. Reporters speculated if President Joe Biden was being treated for Parkinson’s disease, prompting Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to assert the president’s privacy.

She confirmed Biden’s consultations with a neurologist during his physical exams, which showed no indications of neurological disorders like Parkinson’s. Despite reporters’ persistent probing, Jean-Pierre refused to disclose further details, emphasizing the appropriateness of maintaining confidentiality about individual medical consultations.