Pfeiffer Electrifies at MyLymeData 2018 Mary Beth Pfeiffer's new book details common misconceptions about the U.S.' current grasp on Lyme disease.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

I nvestigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer speaks in quiet, steady, well modulated tones. But her message packs a powerful punch. It is at once riveting, deeply moving, and profoundly disturbing. Pfieffer, the author of “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change,” spoke April 7 at the MyLymeData2018 conference in San Ramon, CA. In addition to the audience in the room, thousands more have watched her speech online.

“The management of Lyme disease by American medicine and government is, to use a word that investigative reporters do not use lightly, a scandal,” Pfeiffer asserted. “American medicine pretends to understand this epidemic. It pretends to have a handle on it. It does not.”

She talked about many different aspects of the Lyme disease picture: infected ticks, who are showing up around the globe in places they’ve never survived before; differences among research scientists; the myths embraced by the medical establishment that make it difficult for Lyme patients to get appropriately diagnosed and treated.Join or login below to continue reading.

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