This shit drives me absolutely insane, for two reasons.
1) Medical and research professionals: just to be clear, you have NO BUSINESS commenting on the health - physical, mental or otherwise - of a person whom you have never met, let alone treated. Keep your opinions to yourself.
2) Journalists and news corporations who publish and proliferate these stories: you should be ashamed of yourselves. This is the worst kind of tabloid journalism - it is hurtful, it is speculative, and it accomplishes absolutely no good.
Be human beings. Let the ill, dead and dying recuperate and/or rest in peace. Jesus.