Interesting article in Business Insider about the massive financial burden of the Lyme epidemic in the USA. While the article includes some of the usual misinformation (like PTLD, and really bad info on the Lymerix vaccine), the article minces no words to call this crisis a massive failure for the CDC and the IDSA, and their absolute failure in treating, researching and containing the spread of the illness. The CDC now admits 300,000 new infections per year (of which 60,000 will become chronic), wrecking lives, careers, and costing us over $1 billion annually. By all measures, their handling of Lyme has been a disaster. I think it's remarkable that a mainstream business publication is covering this mess, and paying attention to the legion of people left behind to suffer with no solution.