There's an update to the Change.org petition to investigate the conflicts of interest in Lyme research. A new study by Gary Wormser claims to deny Borrelia persistence by using only acute cases (recent infections) as sample subjects, while leaving out of the study individuals that have been sick longer. By selecting only confirmed cases of acute early Lyme the results of the study are severely skewed; those individuals with confirmed acute Lyme were treated within the early window of time to successfully treat the disease without long-term complications. The results would have been completely different if he had used subjects that were also positive for Lyme, but didn't get the benefit of early intervention (late stage or disseminated Lyme). The study claims there are no long-term effects to Lyme disease. This is causing some righteous indignation in the Lyme community at large: Please sign the petition if you haven't done so already.