Application to United States Patent October 20, 2009
Inventors: full application here
Dattwyler; Raymond J. (Setauket, NY), Gomes-Solecki; Maria J. C. (New York, NY), Luft; Benjamin J. (East Setauket, NY), Dunn; John J. (Bellport, NY)
In their application for patent for a vaccine they state
Currently, Lyme Disease is treated with a range of antibiotics, e.g., tetracyclines, penicillin and cephalosporins. However, such treatment is not always successful in clearing the infection. Treatment is often delayed due to improper diagnosis with the deleterious effect that the infection proceeds to a chronic condition, where treatment with antibiotics is often not useful. One of the factors contributing to delayed treatment is the lack of effective diagnostic tools.
Luft was one of the Authors of the 2000 IDSA Lyme Disease Guidelines. Dattwyler was one of the authors of the 2000 and 2006 IDSA Lyme disease Guidelines.
So they accept Chronic Lyme Disease exists
Infection is not always cleared by antibiotics
and the lack of effective diagnostic tools
This was denied by the 2000 and 2006 IDSA Lyme Disease Guidelines and the recent guideline review.
Selective and collective amnesia? especially when reputations and money is concerned!
When it stinks follow the money was a phrase I think coined during the Watergate Crisis. My belief is the controversy and denial over Lyme will prove to be a much bigger crime than Watergate was. It has already had and will have far greater World financial consequences, but like the disease in an insidious way as populations struggle with chronic illness unable to work and support their families and a burden on the Health Care systems providing palliative care instead of care that can restore health.
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