1990 archive, MacLean’s magazine: A growing menace

[CanLyme Note: Here we are 30 years later since the formation of the Lyme Borreliosis Society of BC, later rolled into CanLyme, and our government funded agencies with their bureaucrats collude with private medical associations (IDSA, AMMI, CPS), pharma, and medical insurers to deny access to appropriate diagnosis and care to hundreds of thousands. Our elected officials in Canada still stand by and do nothing as people lose their jobs to illness, lose their homes to loss of income, lose the ability to play with their children, employers lose valuable employees, and, they stand by as many people die either by suicide or other consequences of tick-borne disease.  They do nothing as children become ill and are denied access to proper diagnosis and care because of policies endorsed by private professional organizations such as the Canadian Pediatric Society while reams of evidence-based science is ignored. Dr. Phillip Williams quoted in this article is just one of many Canadian doctors policed out of business simply because they followed the science, not false dogma. How did the medical policing bodies gain this control? It is poor legislation granting them the right to self police. It is time to rescind this right, or implement true patient oriented oversight (not token oversight) with their experts.

For science to become evidence it must be published, reproduced, and debated. This tri-factor is completely ignored by our government agencies as they endorse corrupt evidence.

It is time our elected officials act for the people who elected them, not defer to unelected bureaucrats.]

NORA UNDERWOOD  SEPTEMBER 10 1990

Doctors debate the spread of Lyme disease

In late August, 1988, teacher Diane Kindree was working in the garden of her West Vancouver home when an insect bit her on the back of her right shoulder. Kindree, now 37, quickly forgot about the incident but, a week later, she began suffering from nausea, fatigue and headaches. At first, Kindree says, she thought that she had the flu. But during the next four months, she developed a constant ringing in her ears, dizzy spells and stiff joints. Kindree added that …

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  1. Kit Scott on said:

    Diane Kindree was the first Lyme disease patient advocate in Canada. She started the Vancouver-BC Lyme Disease Society in about 1988. She and her father, the late Dr. Laverne Kindree and the late Dr.. S.N. Banerjee and Dr. Maya Banerjee at UBC were Lyme disease pioneers. Nothing has changed in 30+ years for patients across Canada, despite 30 years of patient advocacy. Lives continue to be ruined. People lose their jobs, their homes and sometimes their lives because they cannot get diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. Currently, BC is the best province to live in because the NDs in this western province can prescribe the whole classification of antimicrobials, and if they take extra training, they can administer IV antimicrobials. We need this kind of care in every province and territory right across Canada. It is not THE answer because it is not universal health care, but it is AN answer, and cheaper than going to the US for costly diagnosis and treatment.

  2. Karen Vanderhoof-Forschnet on said:

    Go back 2 years and you will find an article on Lyme disease, with the Lyme disease foundation, me, and Jamie! Then, Diane found me and we worked together for years!
    Maclean’s was at the forefront!

  3. Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner on said:

    Go back 2 years and you will find an article on Lyme disease, with the Lyme disease foundation, me, and Jamie! Then, Diane found me and we worked together for years!
    Maclean’s was at the forefront!

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