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Robin123
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Hi - just watched a half hour show on Lyme on one of our major TV stations, ABC Ch 7 news, featuring writer Amy Tan with her well-known Bay Area doctor Dr S, and a mother and one of her two children with Lyme. I just checked - they don't have it in archives yet but I will be checking.

Phenomenal interview - the anchor reporter asked all the right questions, got good answers, got referrals to good sites -

The anchor mentioned 300,000 new cases a year, and I even heard up to a million new cases a year - not sure if she said it or Dr S did.

Amy Tan related that one of her doctors tested her for syphilis! To me, that's like playing Twister - how far can we contort to avoid the real answer?!

Dr S said the number of new Lyme cases per year is twice the number of new breast cancer cases and six times the number of new AIDS cases. He gave a very clear referral to ILADS which went up on the screen as a url.

As Dr S has been an AIDS doctor, he knows what it took to turn around AIDS such that people are living with it now, and he called for a Manhattan size project to work on the Lyme situation.

The mom and son were very articulate and have a very moving situation going on with the daughter who was still too ill to come and is in need of funds to return to India for more stem cell treatment.

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Sounds great!! So it was a local program?

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Hope you can post a link

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Gotta love the Bay Area-- so on top of things!

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positive Bartonella henselae Igenex, 2011.
low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
doing okay!

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steve1906
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Didn't watch it, but I think this may be the web-site...

http://www.thelymediseaseblog.com/home/writer-amy-tan-to-appear-on-abcs-beyond-the-headlines

Steve

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Dr. T, her Dr, said the CDC is looking to move cases from 300k up to a million. Great interview. Left Amy with epilepsy. No link yet

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I have to say it:

So the CDC has been scoffing at Lyme for years, we are crazy, and now the timing:

let's be more truthful, move it up to a million new diagnosis every year,

just in time for the new Lyme vaccine launch.

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positive Bartonella henselae Igenex, 2011.
low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
doing okay!

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quote:
Originally posted by surprise:

just in time for the new Lyme vaccine launch.

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Absolutely. They are gearing up for it.

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You're right surprise, it's all about the launch of the vaccine and their plans to regulate lyme testing.

If they can regulate the tests, then they can cover their backs, and keep the lies going. The insurance companies will love it, and may just deny all forms of treatment if the FDA's version of their lyme test shows negative.

It's all up in the air, but how is insurance going for everyone now? They are denying more and more things across the board because of profit before patients.

If anyone hasn't voted to change this (regulating lyme tests), run to Activism and sign the darn thing before it's too late. You cannot take this opportunity back.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=8;t=003142;p=0

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Oh yes, this numbers upping is for the vaccine.

Yes, what's going on in Activism is very important for us all right now. Thanks for reminding us, Catgirl -

Lymetoo, it was shown locally but it's going to be archived for viewing -

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http://lymedisease.org/news/lyme_disease_views/news-watch-amy-tan-dr-ray-strickers-san-franciscco-interview.html

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Thanks for posting it, Lymetoo - I just watched it again - I think everyone did very well -
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I saw it on FB! It was the best Lyme spot I've seen! Wow,I wish everyone could see this.

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It was really good!

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Great interview, That's a good mom they have!!!

Steve

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Kate is amazing - totally dedicated to her kids' health, also a psychotherapist for other families with Lyme.

Just checked with Dr S's office - they are getting a lot of calls and new patients who are recognizing themselves finally!

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