The documentary 'Cheating or Borreliose' was broadcasted in 2016 in Denmark and recently also in the Netherlands with the name 'Undercover in the German Lyme clinics'. This lead to a report being submitted to TV2, the government-owned television institution in Denmark, which made and sold the documentary. It is an example of how the official recording of human rights abuses by the United Nations can be used to protect Lyme patients.
In response to the broadcasting of the documentary 'Cheating or Borreliose' in Denmark and recently also in the Netherlands, a report was submitted to TV2, the government-owned television institution in Denmark that made and sold the documentary. In this second article you can read a shorter and simplified version of it, so everyone can understand its essence and can see why the documentary is indeed contributing to the violation of human rights of Lyme patients.
Last week it became clear how Dutch Child Protection Services falsely accuses parents of abusing their children. In a prior broadcast by this same high quality journalistic program, it was shown how at least 50 parents of children with Lyme Disease were also falsely accused of ‘Munchausen by Proxy’. This article discusses the connection between these accusations of child abuse and disputed diseases such as Lyme.
In recent years, there has been an increasing attention in the media for Lyme disease, which makes more people aware of the fact that there is something very strange and scary going on. Would it be possible however that this disease also has something beautiful to offer, besides all the misery it causes?
The fact that life can be hell is no news to the millions of people worldwide, who are suffering from Lyme Disease, its co-infections or its many, many misdiagnoses such as Alzheimer's disease , Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis or arthritis. These people desperately want to get recognition for the disease. Why do they and what would it take to achieve that?
Many people don’t understand why I made Lyme my business, as I am not offering a medical solution for it. Why would I spend years of my life educating the public about it and working to connect professionals from different backgrounds to create impact? What makes Lyme so different from any other health issue? Why does the social-emotional side of Lyme seem to hurt even deeper or his a larger impact than the physical side of it?
Recently Dutch national television highlighted how at least fifty parents of children with Lyme were accused of child abuse by the Child Protection Services during the last two years.
Exactly a year ago, my friend Carla got a notification to report on her progress on job applications. She is in an electrical wheelchair and had one arm amputated. Regardless, she had to visit the office of the UWV, the Dutch institution which deals with disability status and payments. “Apply for a job!? As what? As a sign post for the Dutch Rail?”, I asked, when she told me somewhat flabbergasted. At least that made her smile again.
In the prior post about the events on Friday the thirteenth, when an ill girl with Lyme was forcibly taken away from her parents, I promised to try and explain what seems to happen in situations like this. Based on what grounds do Child Protection Services interfere with a family life, which was under strain already?