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This section contains information from the three branches of the federal government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) has been instrumental for decades in playing a leadership roll in shaping government actions and public policy concerning Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
HHS and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation have launched Phase 1 of the LymeX Diagnostics Prize, a $10 million competition to accelerate the development of Lyme disease diagnostics. Phase 1 calls on scientific, technical, and clinical experts to submit innovative methods for detecting active Lyme disease infections in people. We’re getting the word out […]
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The Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) published a news release alerting Lyme & other tick-borne diseases researchers of anticipated FY22 monies that may become available through the program so that researchers can plan and develop possible grant submissions. The CDMRP-TBDRP states that “Applicants are particularly encouraged to submit applications focused on […]
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month — Congressman Christopher H. Smith (NJ-04) in his Congressman Chris Smith Reports Home 2022 newsletter warns the public of Lyme disease, especially as the weather warms up and exposure to ticks increase. Lyme and tick-borne illnesses are exploding in the U.S., and NJ is highly endemic. However, most federal officials do not fully understand the risk and catastrophic consequences of Lyme and tick-borne diseases…
New Hampshire House Bill 1022, “permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing order,” was introduced and amended on March 17, 2022. HB1022 was Referred to Health and Human Services; Senate Journal 6 on March 22, 2022. This Bill was sponsored by Representative Leah Cushman [R], and co-sponsored by 7 additional […]
The report of a human death in Georgia from Heartland virus (HRTV) as well as confirmed white-tailed deer exposure to the tick-borne pathogen prompted researchers to collect samples of questing ticks in 2018–2019. The samples were taken from 26 sites near the areas where seropositive deer were captured, as well as the residence of the human patient.
A Decade Later: If you did not have an opportunity to see and hear the Congressional Lyme Hearing when it took place in 2012, and you want to read about the issues at that time, you can read the full transcript here. It may not be a surprise that almost 10 years since the hearing, […]
The FDA has just announced that they plan to postpone their scheduled advisory committee meeting on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years. They do not expect to reconvene for a few more months pending additional data required to move forward. A two-dose vaccine series failed to meet “immunobridging” criteria […]
A new writing in Science has been published, Nervous System Consequences of COVID 19. In this writing authors discuss an array of symptoms such as frequent headaches, intractable fatigue, sensory disturbances, autonomic dysfunction, depression, psychological impacts, and in severe cases, delusions and paranoia, that may persist for months after initial infection, now called Long COVID. […]