Breaking: Gabrielle Giffords Will Survive Gunshot Wound; Remains in Critical Condition

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Great news this morning: Gabrielle Giffords’ will survive the gunshot wound to the head she sustained during the Tucson shooting this weekend.

As reported by Talking Points Memo, one of the surgeons treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says her chances for survival are “100 percent,” and that he’s optimistic “she’s not going to be in a vegetative type of state.”

Video and transcript below.

“Well, I would say — you know, as a physician I am going to get in a lot of trouble for this — but her prognosis for survival is 100 percent, as far as it being short term,” Dr. Peter Rhee told Britain’s Channel 4 News. “I mean, hopefully she’ll live to be 95 years old. What her recovery is going to do, I really don’t know. I am very optimistic that she’s not going to be in a vegetative type of state, I think she’s going to make a fair amount of recovery. And what kind of deficits that she’ll have in the future, I really can’t say at this point, but I am still very optimistic.”

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