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On July 17, the Washington Post reported on the House of Representatives’ recent request for an investigation into allegations that Lyme disease may have been weaponized. New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith cited the recent book, BITTEN, when he proposed the amendment to Defense Department fund...

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The US House of Representatives last week passed an amendment offered by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey questioning a possible link between Lyme disease and biowarfare. It directs the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Defense to investigate the “possible involvement of DOD biowarfare labs ...

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Roll Call, July 15, 2019 By John M. Donnelly The House quietly voted last week to require the Pentagon inspector general to tell Congress whether the department experimented with weaponizing disease-carrying insects and whether they were released into the public realm — either accidentally or on pur...

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Nearly 36 percent of patients with a tick-borne disease spent more than $10,000 on tests, treatments, appointments, and other costs associated with their disease, a new IGeneX survey found. The survey analyzed the cases of 198 patients from 2018 and 2019 who were tested by IGeneX, a leading testing ...

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More than 25,000 people have signed our petition to remove Eugene Shapiro from the federal tick-borne disease Working Group. Our thanks to everyone who has signed it and helped share our message. The petition is still open. It’s still an important way to register your displeasure with the Depa...

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New York State Senator Pam Helming has announced that legislation she co-sponsored to review insurance coverage for the treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases has passed both the Senate and the Assembly unanimously. As a member of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, Senator Hel...

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The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the largest private donor of Lyme and tick-borne disease research in the United States, is deeply dismayed by a recent New York Times opinion piece that denies the existence of chronic Lyme disease. In “My Son Got Lyme Disease. He’s Totally Fine,...

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Forbes.com, July 2, 2019 by Dr. Judy Stone An article appeared in this week’s New York Times, “My Son Got Lyme Disease. He’s Totally Fine. Horror stories about lingering Lyme disease proliferate, but the illness is easily treated.” While I am delighted that author Apoorva Mandavilli’s son had a good...

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Journalist Apoorva Mandavilli writes in the New York Times about her family’s experience with Lyme disease. It’s called My son got Lyme disease. He’s totally fine. Here’s what she says in a nutshell: Four weeks of doxycycline [supposedly] cured her 9-year-old son of Lyme disease. Ergo, Lyme is “an e...

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Vox.com, June 25, 2019 by Kris Newby I opened a file drawer and pulled out 12.4 pounds of medical records organized in two large binders. Tucked inside the top binder’s front pocket was a grainy photo of my husband and me sitting on a misty beach on a small island near Martha’s Vineyard ...

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