Robert Bransfield, MD, discusses the similarities and differences of COVID 19 and Lyme disease, including medical and political aspects of both in A Tale of Two Pandemics: Lyme & COVID-19 video, which he presented to the Academy of Nutritional Medicine, London, England. There is an emphasis on neuropsychological manifestations and a Q & A is […]
Covid-19 and Lyme Disease
We have assembled useful articles to help guide you and your loved ones as we enter the “new normal”.
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Important Announcement: The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) and Columbia University have jointly announced our thoughtful but reluctant decision to postpone our annual fall 2020 CME Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases Conference due to the worldwide COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) health emergency . The safety and well-being of everyone are our primary concerns, and we hope everyone remains safe.
The following is a list of studies using Hydroxychloroquine for early COVID disease compiled from ClinicalTrials.gov on April 24, 2020. Studies using Hydroxy + Azithromycin: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Hydroxy + Zith vs Hydroxy alone vs. no treatment PCR + with T 100.6 or more Inpatient or outpatient Recruiting LCMC Health (New […]
Dr. Richard Horowitz, Dr. Phyllis Freeman, and James Bruzzese have published their case report, “Efficacy of glutathione therapy in relieving dyspnea associated with COVID-19 pneumonia: A report of 2 cases” evaluating two patients with Lyme disease and COVID-19 in Respiratory Medicine Case Reports.
President Trump hosted Michigan State Rep. Karen Whitsett and other COVID-19 survivors at the White House. During their discussions, Rep. Whitsett, who nearly lost her life to COVID-19, brought up her chronic Lyme disease as an underlying condition. Throughout the 41 minute meeting, President Trump highlighted how serious & devastating Lyme disease is and stated that it “can kill you”.
On April 9th, Rep. Chris Smith sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, thanking them for their tireless efforts to address the Coronavirus outbreak as well as expressing his concerns about Lyme disease sufferers and their […]
Below is a compilation of Covid-19 information from scientific sources compiled by Dr. Robert Bransfield, MD that the LDA has permission to post. Dr. Bransfield thanks contributors to this project: members of ILADS, Microbes and Mental Illness listserv, and Psychopharmacology listserv. Disclaimer: The LDA is providing this piece for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed […]