June 8th, 2017
You can listen to the interesting testimony here… Dr. Njoo from the Public Health Agency of Canada believes patients are too stupid to be equal partners in setting guidelines on diagnostics and treatment. Only his buddies at AMMI, IDSA and the US CDC are qualified to have the final say… the same group who have failed us for decades on the Lyme disease file. They refuse outside eyes to challenge what they put forward as evidence and this flies in the face of both medical and science ethics protocol. The Public Health Agency of Canada is endorsing this unethical practice.
Dr. Njoo fails to recognize that medical experts, microbiologists, and other scientists are Lyme disease victims as well yet they too are excluded as partners unless they are from the good ole boys club.
Dr. Njoo alleges that a review of the out of date 2006 IDSA guidelines that took place in 2016 is sufficient to make them current. Our experts were not asked to participate in that review, and no patient advocates from Canada were asked to be involved. As Dr. Zubek points out, research has surged ahead since 2006 and all of that evidence is simply ignored by the IDSA.