Those of us who have navigated the surreal (how did that word become the best descriptor for real life?) nature of Lyme disease, both the symptoms and attempts to find medical treatment, suddenly have several opportunities to find hope in the waters of chaos.
On Monday, The Hill newspaper published a story claiming that “The CDC is being influenced by corporate and political interests,” as alleged by over a dozen senior scientists at CDC who collectively call themselves CDC SPIDER – Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence, and Ethics in Research. The group has chosen to remain anonymous “for fear of retribution.”
This Thursday, FOX NY 5 will broadcast “Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease” at 10:30 p.m. Eastern.
Lyme disease is unique among infectious diseases. Here are some basics journalists must keep in mind when reporting on Lyme and associated diseases.