Update 2/27/21: The FDA has approved J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use Feb. 24, 2021– the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has indicated Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine has met […]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided an update in the federal agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on February 19, 2021, regarding the first month of COVID-19 […]
The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) was established by the 21st Century Cures Act to improve federal coordination of efforts related to tick-borne diseases. The TBDWG’s purpose is to review federal activities and research related to all tick-borne diseases and provide a summary of its findings and any recommendations regarding changes or improvements to such findings to the HHS Secretary and Congress every two years.
On her last day as an HHS Working Group (WG) member, after serving 2 terms, Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith addressed at the Dec. 2 online WG meeting, her […]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation announced a
new $25 million-dollar, public-private partnership – the LymeX Innovation Accelerator (LymeX).
The HHS website states, “Our LymeX mission is to strategically advance Lyme and tickborne disease solutions in direct collaboration with Lyme patients, patient advocates, and diverse stakeholders across academia, nonprofits, industry, and government.”
Valneva announced that the vaccine candidate against Lyme disease, VLA15-201, showed positive initial results meeting its endpoints in the Phase 2 study. They stated in the July 22, 2020 press […]
From LDA President Pat Smith’s Blog: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a time to remind ourselves that Lyme is a disease that has been neglected, minimized, and ridiculed over decades and still continues to be. We all need to redouble our efforts to get an accurate test and to get patients properly treated and treated with dignity. The continued arbitrary…
Alpha-gal is a sugar molecule found in most mammals (not people, apes, monkeys) and in products made from mammals including medications, vaccines, cosmetics, gelatin and milk products. It is not […]