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.
The Dutch medical Journal "Medical Contact" has recently been publishing a number of columns about Lyme Disease, written by doctors. This journal is the main source of information for Dutch GP's. Here you can read the text of the column published on July 25, 2016, written by neurologist Emile Keuters.
Luc Bonneux's column in Medical Contact was followed by an open letter written by Inge van Ulden, MsC. She is a scientist, Lyme author and has been suffering from chronic Lyme during the last eight years.
"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." Max Planck
This column was published in the Dutch A-ranking Medical Journal called 'Medical Contact'. Its author is a self proclaimed epidemiologist and apparently also a 'Lyme expert’. This column provoked an open letter from a scientifically trained Dutch Lyme author called Inge van Ulden, who neatly spelled out why his unfounded opinions are very harmful for ill people. She also found out that the same ‘expert epidemiologist’ is actually trained as a biologist.
On June 16, 2016 another article related to chronic Lyme Disease was published in the A-ranking Dutch Medical Magazines 'Doctor & Patient' and 'Medical Contact'. This is the main source of information for Dutch doctors to learn about complex diseases such as Lyme Disease and the latest scientific insights about them. One of its authors is the professor who inspired me to sum up the incredible nonsense that doctors believe about Lyme, worldwide.
Recognizing Lyme is very hard. The Borrelia, which is causing Lyme, is called ‘the great imitator’. A spirochete is a type of drill-shaped parasite that needs a host body to survive. Lyme shows up as more than 300 different diseases in disguise, as you can see on the cover of this e-book. In order to better understand this, you need to know that the Borrelia has a famous ‘cousin’. That cousin is the spirochete Treponema pallidum, which caused Syphilis.
A Dutch interview by journalist Frans Vermeulen, whose best friend turned out to have had chronic Lyme for years. His quest for information led Frans to me, which led to an inetresting conversation.