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Old 8th March 2020, 12:30 AM   #173
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Originally Posted by Sideroxylon View Post
Joe Biden is a ‘healthy, vigorous’ 77-year-old, his doctor declares
“The only test that hasn’t been done is the cognitive functioning test,” Olshansky added.
Funny how you left out this part of Olshansky's comment:

“The only test that hasn’t been done is the cognitive functioning test,” Olshansky added. “But the fact that he’s on the campaign trail and meeting a rigorous travel and meeting schedule probably would suffice as a replacement for the formal test for cognitive functioning.”

He said cognitive tests are generally not required unless a problem is detected.

Dr. Neal Kassell, who performed the aneurysm surgery on Biden three decades ago, told POLITICO in August that Biden “is every bit as sharp as he was 31 years ago."
"I haven’t seen any change,” he added.
Kassell said at the time he’s so certain of Biden’s health that he’s supporting his presidential bid.
“I am going to vote for the candidate who I am absolutely certain has a brain that is functioning. And that narrows it down exactly to one,” Kassell said.

So that's two doctors vs. some unsupported claims by unknown internet posters.

ETA: Biden also suffers from stuttering. According to speech pathologists, what may appear as a memory lapse, like substituting 'my boss' for 'Obama', is not a memory lapse at all but a result of circumlocation: the brain quickly trying to find another word to substitute for one that is causing a stutter.

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