NYT: RFK Jr. says worm ‘got into my brain and ate a portion of it’

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    NYT: RFK Jr. says worm ‘got into my brain and ate a portion of it’

    By Michelle Shen, CNN
    3 minute read
    Published 11:08 AM EDT, Wed May 8, 2024

    CNN — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. experienced a series of health issues in recent years, including an abnormality that he said was caused by a worm that entered his brain and then died, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

    In 2010, Kennedy, now 70, experienced severe memory loss and mental fog, he said in a deposition two years later. According to the Times, he consulted top neurologists familiar with the medical history of his uncle, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, who had died of brain cancer in 2009. A New York doctor, after reviewing a scan of his brain, told him that his health issues could be “caused by a worm that got into my brain and ate a portion of it and then died,” Kennedy said in the 2012 deposition, which concerned a divorce from his second wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy. Robert Kennedy said at the time that his earning power had been negatively affected by the cognitive issues, the Times reported.

    Around the same time, the Times said, he suffered from mercury poisoning, which can lead to neurological issues such as loss of peripheral vision, muscle weakness and issues with movement, hearing and speech, as well as memory loss. Kennedy told the paper he has recovered from the memory loss and brain fogginess and that the parasite did not require treatment.

    ... https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/08/politics/rfk-jr-mercury-poisoning-brain-parasite/index.html

    Seriously, what is wrong with us and our political system today that our favorite candidates all have issues that would bar them from managing a 7-11?
     
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    Explains a lot though......;)
     
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    I suppose it is . . . possible? My wife has a background in parasitology. I'll ask her about it later today.
     
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    this could be a theme for a Punk Rock ballad!!
     
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    Brain eating parasites land as a bit more metal than punk for me, but I'm on board either way.
     
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    Sounds like a new excuse. Instead of “The dog ate my homework,” it’s now “The worm ate my brain.”

    I wonder how it got into his head?
     
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    maybe James Hatfield and Mick Jones could work something up!!
     
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    some weird nasal intercourse?
     
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    Don't kink shame!
     
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    Could have happened from uncooked food or being in dirty water, among many other possible avenues.
     
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    CNN's Gupta, a brain surgeon, says it was likely due to undercooked pork. Larve got into his blood stream and ended up in the brain. Pretty nasty stuff but it's why pork should never be undercooked.
     
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    bear meat is notorious for that too
     
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    More for the rest of us. Wait . . . bear claws are actually bear claws . . . right?
     
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    Hatfield would bury the musical under intellectual property violations. But it would still be dope.
     
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    they could do "I fought the worm and the worm won" or Enter Sandworm!
     
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    You buried the lead on that one. Double worm joke!
     
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    ever see "the Wrath of Khan" ??
     
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    those songs each will have a great hook!!
     
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    I still have nightmares about that scene.
     
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    The initial reaction of some of us will, no doubt, be to think that this is all nonsense -- a sick hoax... but, evidently, it is not:

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    It would be weird if it itched! ...inserts coat hanger in ear...finds nothing.
     
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    My wife just stopped by my office to laugh about this: her take is that, yes, this is a realistic scenario, if quite unusual.
     
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    Never stick anything in your ear smaller than your elbow
     
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    My mom used to tell me that. Lol! In the 50's :eek:
     
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    Wise woman. Tell her I said hi
     
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