“Ostriches” in Australia – and the US – and Your Country?

Credit: Zappy's flickr stream

Credit: Zappy’s flickr stream

I just saw a Facebook posting by the Lyme Disease Association of Australia that got my Lyme-infected blood boiling:

“Antibiotic treatment for Lyme can often be hard to access in Australia due to our government and health officials opposition and as a result, this can leave patients having to source alternative treatment options…”

At the very least, everyone deserves the chance to see a compassionate, respectful doctor for help with Lyme and other infections from ticks. A doctor who listens and understands and offers medical help — not one who says, “Lyme doesn’t exist here, you don’t have it.” A doctor who offers science-based treatment options. 

As we continue to raise our voices, and give financial support to the researchers working on diseases carried by ticks, we’ll crack the ostrich’s egg, the chick will leap out, and finally these public health officials around the world will have to get their heads out of the sand.

Until then, only some of us are lucky enough to have proper care from doctors doing the very best they can—even though they don’t have all the answers they desperately want yet.

We the fortunate have to support the zillions in countries around the world and right here in the US who feel isolated and alone. Thank god for the internet. I would say to those suffering people from some 100 countries who visit this website, take heart, we are with you, wherever you are.

And keep after the ostriches.

Visitors to this blog from January to July 2015 live in these countries. Please tell us, what are YOUR government health officials doing about this spreading epidemic? What’s your personal experience with seeking treatment?

United States
Canada
Brazil
United Kingdom
Australia
Italy
France
Netherlands
Belgium
Germany
New Zealand
Finland
Malaysia
Portugal
Romania
India
Sweden
Mexico
Colombia
Philippines
South Africa
Greece
Hungary
Czech Republic
Spain
Poland
Norway
U.S. Virgin Islands
Ecuador
Ireland
Peru
Indonesia
Switzerland
Russia
Ukraine
Singapore
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Pakistan
Denmark
Lebanon
Israel
Uruguay
Chile
Argentina
Venezuela
Macedonia
Egypt
Turkey
Iceland
European Union
Austria
Slovenia
Serbia
Croatia
Hong Kong China
Thailand
Dominican Republic
Latvia
Sri Lanka
Trinidad & Tobago
Jordan
United Arab Emirates
Zimbabwe
Mauritius
South Korea
Nigeria
Estonia
Qatar
Costa Rica
Guatemala
Bahamas
Vietnam
Taiwan
Panama
Bangladesh
Puerto Rico
Mongolia
Kuwait
Algeria

 

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