As civilized members of society, enjoying the wonders and advancement of medicine, science and so many things, it is very difficult to understand the the academic, medical, business and scientific handling of Lyme disease. When I talk about Lyme people are incredulous that diagnosis and treatment of this infectious disease are as complicated as it is. They cannot comprehend that doctors are ill-informed, that insurance companies refuse to cover treatment, that there is no vaccination, no accurate test, no government support of research.
They cannot believe that doctors treating patients for Lyme with antibiotics are brought up on charges by medical societies. They are astounded that people die from Lyme.
Frankly, so am I. Incredulous. Astounded. And really mad.
“In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of chronic Lyme disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine because elements of academic medicine, elements of government and virtually the entire insurance industry have colluded to deny a disease.”