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  •  Beyond plausible (none)
    And with a heckuva lot more information than the video provides. I'm particularly struck by the "involuntary, jerky eye movements." Holy cats!

    As to the disease not subsiding, the article states very clearly:

    The progress of Korsakoff's can be completely halted if the person:

        * Completely abstains from alcohol
        * Adopts a healthy diet with vitamin supplements.

    While it remains unclear whether additional thiamine helps people improve once the brain damage has already occurred, it may help prevent further damage occurring.

    Prognosis

    Any improvement usually occurs within a period of up to two years. It has been estimated that about a quarter of those affected make a very good recovery. About half make a partial recovery and need support to manage their lives. Another quarter make no recovery and may need long term care. Korsakoff's is likely to continue to progress if the person continues to drink heavily and has poor nutrition.

    Note the "ifs" and "mays". I'm not sure the video is as strong as it could be, though the juxtaposition of Bush now and then is powerful. I have to say I think the case would be better made by physicians.

    "An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry." -T.S. Eliot

    by segmentis on Mon Oct 11, 2004 at 06:45:51 AM PDT

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