LETTER: Ethics of science must factor in fight against Lyme disease

September 20, 2019

To Dr. Ryan’s credit he has expressed interest in seeing Lyme and tick-borne disease prevention introduced in the early grades in the school system.

Unfortunately this hasn’t happened, likely due to opposition from Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health who has a long history of downplaying, trivializing the disease and recently gaining international notoriety by attacking Lyme patients in the province by re-tweeting harmful comments that they are part of a well-funded Lyme cult.
Why are patients leaving Canada to get a diagnosis and seek treatment elsewhere? Many of the problems are due to the guidelines preferred by public health officials.

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