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Lyme disease is an emergency. Instead of feeding the hype, we must support the science.

The controversy may be low-hanging fruit, but what we really need to focus on is a motherlode of hopeful research shining new light on the disease.

By Pamela Weintraub, health and psychology editor, Aeon


The fight over Lyme disease is one of the hottest topics in medicine right now. Is Lyme underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed? Easily detected with current tests, or often missed? Cured with a 30-day supply of doxycycline or immortal, impossible to treat no matter what? These polarized debates have fueled a series of articles and trend pieces. But as a science journalist covering the epidemic for 20 years, I’ve found the hype can cause confusion.

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  1. MY SON IS SICK. He has been diagnosed but has yet to get the help he needs. He is suffering torture with his skin just a mass of raw meat all over his arms and back.

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