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.]
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 …