Long debated as a potentially life altering pernicious illness, Lyme disease, caused by a bacterial infection, borrelia burgdorferi has confounded millions of sick people and the medical community for close to 4 decades now.
Michael Spector of The New Yorker Magazine delves into the mayhem surrounding the Infectious Disease Society’s denial that the bacteria can morph into auto-immune style illness, versus the frank clinical findings savvy doctors, patients and advocates have unearthed that does substantiate that borrelia CAN reek havoc in many many cases, leaving people bedridden and suffering.
It is time for the heavy lifting to begin in terms of dollars, research and medical collaboration to unite in order to unravel the disturbing controversy of Lyme disease and find effective early and late stage diagnostics, and long overdue proper treatments for both the simple acute form of the bacterial infection AND the complicated chronic symptoms so many fumble with.
Good job Michael Spector!!! He received 200,000,000 replies to an op-ed he ran regarding Mitt Romney’s political position that Lyme disease needed attention in the 2011 Presidential campaign. This enormous red flag of human outcry prompted Spector to not just ‘dis’ the Romney stance but to instead explore the Lyme disease topic—– he has finally done what we have been waiting for—opened the can of worms on a HIDDEN PUBLIC HEALTH CARE CRISIS!
author of “Out of the Woods, Healing Lyme Disease, Body, Mind & Spirit”