Category Archives: Voices on Lyme

People provide their independent input on the Lyme controversy … none are CanLyme approved or not.

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Portland, Maine: Despite drought, Lyme disease cases came roaring back this fall

[CanLyme Note: Due to the proximity to the Canadian border and the role of our friendly migratory birds in importing infected ticks into Canada in staggering numbers, ie, robins, wrens, etc., Atlantic Canada’s provincial governments must increase public awareness. It is their responsibility.] Dec. 12th, 2016 This summer’s drought failed to reduce the deer tick population – as some experts had hoped – Continues →

Australia: A Senate inquiry has recommended urgent government funding for research into tick-borne disease in Australia.

Nov. 30th, 2016 Inquiry calls for Lyme funding, research   A Senate committee has recommended the federal government urgently increase funding for research into tick-borne disease in Australia and get to work on finding a treatment. Thousands of Australians claim to be suffering from tick-borne Lyme disease, but medical authorities insist it’s not possible to contract the disease in Australia. Continues →

‘Jedi’s’ run for Lyme disease was surprisingly a lesson of love

Nov. 13th, 2016, By Catherine Thompson, Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO — His grandkids call him Jedi. As in the Jedi knights of Star Wars, wise yet gentle warriors who fight for the forces of good. And Dave Woodhall of Waterloo has been waging a battle for good, through countless hours and millions of footsteps, as he ran a distance equal Continues →

Dr. Nevena Zubcevik of the Harvard Medical School dispels some long held, over published myths about Lyme disease

Dispelling myths … “Dr. Nevena Zubcevik of the Harvard Medical School, and co-director of the Dean Center for Tick-Borne Illnesses, warned that the medical community is not keeping up with current findings. For example, “The conception that the tick has to be attached for 48 hours is completely outdated,” she said, citing studies that show ticks can transmit disease in Continues →

Global Antibiotic Stewardship Denies Native Americans Lyme Treatment Options

Posted September 28th, 2016 Written by Jenna Luché-Thayer Author info: Bio – Jenna Luché-Thayer’s expertise includes government transparency and accountability and the integration of marginalized groups. Luché-Thayer is informed by three decades of professional policy and grassroots experience in 40 countries. She has extensive experience in congressional relations, testimony and legislation. She has worked with governments, the United Nations, nonprofits and Continues →

G. Magnotta Foundation Announces Vaughan Walk for Lyme 2016

A great way to enjoy the early fall weather! Spend a fun filled morning on a 5 km leisure walk with your family and pets to help raise awareness of Lyme Disease in Canada. Sunday, October 2 Vaughan City Hall Registration: 7 am to 9 am Walk: 9 am to Noon * Music *Food  *Refreshments Our Goal All net proceeds Continues →

CanLyme director responds to Canadian Medical Association Journal article

Response to Doctors Gregson and Quach Robert G. Murray, DDS, Director, CanLyme Re: “The Lyme law” Zubek, 187:520-521doi:10.1503/cmaj.115-0029 The problem with Lyme disease in Canada will only continue to grow to the point where the numbers affected will simply overwhelm the idea that Lyme Borreliosis (LB) is hard to catch and easy to treat with a short round of antibiotics. Continues →

Black-legged ticks found at Riding Mountain National Park

[CanLyme Note: “Officials aren’t ready yet to sound the alarms”… here we are in 2016 and Health Canada still refuses to let the public in on the truth… Lyme disease carrying ticks are found anywhere that our friendly robins, finches, wren, and other passerine birds fly in Canada.  Measuring by known risk areas and rating them as high or low is Continues →

Massachusetts, USA: Insurance Coverage for Lyme Treatment Becomes Law

Alex Elvin, August 11, 2016 6:40 pm The state legislature has adopted a new bill requiring insurance companies to cover long-term antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease, despite considerable pushback from the medical and health insurance communities, and from Gov. Charlie Baker, who twice remanded the bill in the final weeks before the legislative session closed in July. In covering the Continues →

USA: Government policy expert’s report, “CDC Evades Accountability in Lyme Epidemic”

Author info: Bio – Jenna Luché-Thayer’s expertise includes government transparency and accountability and the integration of marginalized groups. Luché-Thayer is informed by three decades of professional policy and grassroots experience in 40 countries. She has extensive experience in congressional relations, testimony and legislation. She has worked with governments, the United Nations, nonprofits and the corporate world and has over 65 Continues →