New York Times’ story on Lyme is “misleading and disturbing”
Forbes.com, July 2, 2019
by Dr. Judy Stone
An article appeared in this week’s New York Times, “My Son Got Lyme Disease. He’s Totally Fine. Horror stories about lingering Lyme disease proliferate, but the illness is easily treated.”
While I am delighted that author Apoorva Mandavilli’s son had a good outcome, I feel a need to respond to aspects of the story that I, a Board Certified Infectious Diseases physician who lives in a Lyme endemic area and has had Lyme, found misleading and disturbing.
Neither the author’s experience—nor that of the pediatrician she quotes as “never had a complication from Lyme—matches mine. READ MORE.