I just came across this article in Yahoo News purporting to tell us "the truth about Lyme disease," but only spouts the IDSA mantra that Lyme is difficult to catch, easy to treat, and it never persists chronically. The article is riddled with propaganda, misinformation and even patently false data (the author claims only 30,000 cases are reported in the USA each year; the official numbers from the CDC are over 300,000 per year). Furthermore, the author Laura Tedesco interviews two prominent ID doctors about the Lyme epidemic... IDSA Lyme panel member Paul Auwaerter, MD and IDSA guidelines subscriber John Aucott MD. So you can imagine the "truths" they tell us about Lyme disease: Difficult to catch Easy to treat with short course antibiotics People that remain sick either have CFS, are confused about what they have, or have PTLD (the IDSA fabrication of "post-treatment Lyme disease), which they can't exactly prove or treat. Auwaerter claims all LLMDs are fraudulent and that the IDSA guidelines are adequate to get rid of the Lyme infection... Interestingly, this article came out in August 2015, around the same time that Auwaerter released a research study with Dr. Zhang proving the persistence of the borrelia bacterium despite antibiotic treatment. He keeps saying one thing to the public, and the complete opposite in the lab. The entire article feels like stenography for the IDSA doctors interviewed, without much critical thinking, and posing the thesis that people who think may have Lyme years after treatment, don't have Lyme. It may be in their heads, they could have CFS (a convenient "catch-all" diagnostic), or they could have this nebulous syndrome they have not proven called PTLD, so they should not seek any help from LLMDs. What's even more remarkable, Aucott tells us that they will "develop a test to determine if someone has PTLD". Let me guess, it will be an IgG test that proves you "had" the illness before. That sounds as sincere as when O.J. Simpson announced he was going to find the "real killers". Sure thing, doctor. Sure thing. Keep peeing on us and tell us it's raining. Here's the propaganda piece, for your reference: Read it at your own peril, and feel free to tell Laura Tedesco how one-sided and inaccurate is that article she wrote.