While politicians and lobbyists squabble about the possibility of a condition known as “chronic Lyme disease”, other scientists are studying what makes Lyme chronic.
While politicians and lobbyists squabble about the possibility of a condition known as “chronic Lyme disease”, other scientists are studying what makes Lyme chronic. The evidence of
chronic Lyme disease has already been thoroughly examined and confirmed, and yet there is a massive effort to disavow chronically suffering individuals from accessing insurance coverage and social security disability in a blatant case of discrimination.
To make matters worse, the doctors who desperately want to help their suffering patients are afraid to treat them for some very real reasons:
peer pressure from other doctors in a large practice;
liability from other
doctors filing charges of malpractice – NOT the patients, but ignorant physicians;
the outrageous cost of law suits charged by other doctors NOT patients.
Meanwhile the PhD’s are ignoring the debate completely fascinated by such an intelligent bacteria. Somehow the Hippocratic Oath seems to mean more to the scientists than the medical practitioners.
What is wrong with this picture?
The exciting news from LaJolla last month (February 2009) from Mitchell Kronenberg, PhD.
was lost in the stormy debate about who should sit on the panel to review the IDSA guidelines. To me, it really doesn’t matter as long as the new committee is required to consult with the scientists like Dr. Kronenberg who seems to understand Lyme disease better than the entire IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America).
Dr. Kronenberg and his group of researchers have been studying the course of Lyme disease in mice for years, and published their earlier findings in 2005.