Summary of May 15 TBD Working Group meeting, in tweets

The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group held its fifth meeting in Washington DC on May 15. The public could view it via webcast.

Lonnie Marcum live-tweeted the day’s proceedings. Go to link above and move the scroll bar to view her tweets (and re-tweets and comments from President Phyllis Mervine.)



Normally it would seem logical to focus on areas of agreement; however, I agree with Mervine on the issue of the importance of discussing the plethora of disagreements – or minority opinion, if you will.   If it weren’t for this “minority” opinion, half of us would be dead.  Forty years of this attitude has gotten us no where.  

Teddy Roosevelt once said, “Speak softly but carry a big stick.”

Regarding Lyme/MSIDS that needs to be adapted to:

“Speak Loudly and carry a big stick.”