American insurer Colonial Life is offering a new critical illness plan with optional rider that offers a lump sum benefit for hospitalization for treatment of COVID-19 and over 12 other infectious diseases, such as Lyme disease, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Legionnaires’ disease, meningitis, and sepsis. For the critical illness plan’s Lyme disease coverage: the date of Lyme […]
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From LDA President Pat Smith’s Blog: What has happened to one of the best Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) players is no surprise to the Lyme Disease Association or hundreds of thousands of chronic Lyme patients like Elena Delle Donne, of the Mystics, who has battled Lyme disease for years. She has been denied by the WNBA league’s panel of physicians as having a health exemption due to being at high risk for COVID 19, thus unable to be paid for exemption status if she does not play the upcoming season.
The thirteenth meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (Working Group) was held online on April 27, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ET. This meeting was open to the public, with request to comment accepted by April 19, 2020. The Working Group reviewed the work of the Public Comment Subcommittee followed by the Federal […]
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) announced they are launching One Health Lyme, a new registry and crowd-solving platform for medical care providers treating Lyme and other Tick-borne diseases (TBD). This repository is exciting news for the Lyme community! One Health Lyme is designed to provide valuable resources to clinicians who are treating […]
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) and Columbia University jointly announce we have made a 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 primary concerns, and we hope everyone remains safe. […]
Need Congress Members to Sign/Columbia Study Participants/Maternal-Fetal Transmission/Alpha-Gal/Pres. TBD Budget/Longhorned Tick Infecting Cattle
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is asking you to contact your Congress Member to ask him/her to sign on to two important letters from the US House Lyme Disease Caucus. These bipartisan letters provide details regarding what the Lyme Caucus is asking the two Appropriations Committees to include in their reports on FY 2021 Appropriations. The language in these letters will help provide direction for the monies to be allocated and was developed with input from Lyme/TBD advocates.
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