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Alan MacDonald talk for UK parliamentary meeting on Lyme

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by justy, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    Nice talk from Alan Macdonald that he made for the UK parliamentary forum on Lyme disease in the UK yesterday. Apparently the room was packed, but sadly there was not time for this talk. More info on the meeting from the Lyme disease UK Facebook group (is closed so you have to request to join)




     
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  2. A.B.

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    Interesting stuff. If he can detect spirochetes in tissues why is chronic lyme disease still considered controversial?
     
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  3. Helen

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    I agree. But it took Barry Marshall 7 years to convince the medical community after he had proved that Helicobacters are the cause of ulcers. It seems like you never can change the mind of some researchers; you have to try to inform others who are open-minded, until the truth is a fact. BTW Barry Marshall said, knowing what he knew when he got the Nobel prize,that he would have written a book about his findings as that couldn´t be stopped. Good idea, I think.

    Your quotation fits in very well in this case.
     
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  4. Helen

    Helen Senior Member

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    @justy Thanks for posting these two scary but informative videos that should interest everyone. A pathologists findings shouldn´t be neglegted. Hopefully Dr. Mc Donalds lecture should change the situation for Borreliosis patients in UK.
     
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    Unfortunately there wasn't time for them to be shown at the meeting. The countess of Marr - friend to M.E patiets has said there will be another meeting. there wasn't time for Q and A's either apparently.

    This meeting was initiated and organised by patients and a lot of people attended - in a room for 170 there where only 10 seats left.
     
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  6. Helen

    Helen Senior Member

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    @justy But now they are available on the Internet...Could British media ignore this?
     
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    Why not? For the most part, the media in the United States ignores such messages. It would nice if the UK proved different.

    But it's no easy thing to buck the status quo, especially when doing so leaves your vehicle open to criticism as catering to cracks and charlatans who prey on the deluded or misinformed. Dogma runs deep, and not many appear inclined to dig any deeper than the surface. Investigative journalism isn't all that investigative these days, or so it seems.
     
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