Every time I see a photo of Lyme activists waving signs and protesting some facet of science-based medicine I’m struck by how healthy and happy they look. Smiling in their lime-green t-shirts, they obviously have had the time and money and will to travel somewhere to wave their signs and bemoan the inability of peer-review science to keep up with their groupthink beliefs.
The last time I had a common bacterial infection, I was in no shape to smile or wave signs. I was lying in a hospital bed mainlining six liters of saline, morphine, antibiotics, potassium and oxygen. That was my diet for two days. Discharged on the second day, it took about two weeks to feel “normal” again.
So I’m always amazed at how people claiming to be permanently infected by the Andromeda-like B. burgdorferi can carry on with such manic energy year and after year, protest after protest, petition after petition.
They must be the healthiest, most focused cohort in the U.S.