Donate to the RIGHT Researchers
Over three decades ago the government began funding research on Lyme disease. This funding came mostly from your tax-dollars, with some contributions from pharmaceutical companies and stock holders (individual and businesses) standing to gain from Lyme related products.
Hundreds of millions of dollars later we are still no closer to having an accurate Lyme test on the market (current tests miss up to 75% of those infected). The government funded researchers developed a short-lived vaccine that failed miserably and after legal actions were brought by those claiming to be injured it was pulled from the market. We have no better prevention measures in place than we did decades ago, a reporting system that continues to miss hundreds of thousands of cases, and an insurance-friendly treatment protocol that has failed millions and caused many to suffer from chronic illness, become disabled and even die.
Those that took it upon themselves to "run the show" and "pad their pockets in the process" (IDSA) have been putting profits before patients, yet with help from their government friends at the CDC (also liable for creating a generation of chronically sick people) continue to bully, torment and try to discredit anyone not towing their personal "protect our behinds" line. They've fought all legislation designed to move research forward that would help patients and twisted much of their results in order to advance their own agenda.
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (currently US Senator), for example, after a lengthy investigation into the practices of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) determined:
"The IDSA's 2006 Lyme disease guideline panel undercut its credibility by allowing individuals with financial interests -- in drug companies, Lyme disease diagnostic tests, patents and consulting arrangements with insurance companies -- to exclude divergent medical evidence and opinion.
He stated- "In today's healthcare system, clinical practice guidelines have tremendous influence on the marketing of medical services and products, insurance reimbursements and treatment decisions. As a result, medical societies that publish such guidelines have a legal and moral duty to use exacting safeguards and scientific standards."
These same corrupt and very outdated guidelines (2006) are still used by insurers (to their advantage) to deny payment for treatment, and are promoted by the CDC and its original authors. Even today the IDSA recommended treatment protocol for Lyme disease, according to the IDSA, continues to be the same failed protocol as it was twenty-six years ago.
IF WE ARE TO MOVE FORWARD
WE NEED TO TAKE MATERS INTO OUR OWN HANDS
No more waiting for the government and the IDSA to get it right! Today we have a handful of GOOD researchers out there who have dedicated their lives to doing ground-breaking Lyme-related research and getting us the answers we need.
I've watched the results of the research as it was published and have read nearly every report over the past three decades, translated it to the patient/doctor level and used from it what I could to help others. Like me, most of these researchers are volunteers and get no pay at all for their efforts. Some have been turned down by the government for grants while the stinky researchers who are making a living off Lyme patients suffering grab every dollar they can.
Below are the scientific researchers who have recently helped our cause the most and who are committed to finding answers and a cure. They are all underfunded, under paid (if paid at all) and their requests for funding are for the basics, while their findings top the charts!
If you have any concerns about where to donate money for Lyme disease research, the national Lyme Disease Association, Inc. can put your money to good use and it is highly recommended for this purpose. More information- click here.
Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Kerry L Clark, MPH, PhD, Professor
Epidemiology & Environmental Health
Department of Public Health
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Dr. Alan MacDonald & Tom Grier
Dr. Eva Sapi
University of New Haven CT
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
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