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May 13, 2021

Long Haul COVID & Persistent Lyme; is There a Silver Lining?

About This Event:

National experts and patients come together to explore how these two diseases may be confused and address the ongoing health repercussions they each represent – particularly as outdoor activities increase and Lyme disease continues to be widely misdiagnosed. Both organizations are well positioned to host this event.

As early responders to the pandemic, Project Lyme provided professionally managed patient support to the Lyme community through the Lyme & COVID Facebook group. In addition, during its educational outreach to the community, Dr. Richard Horowitz correctly predicted the overlap between these diseases over a year ago.

For its part, Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a renowned as a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the U.S., is also a supporter of the Resilience Project, which seeks to identify people who, despite high risk of exposure to COVID-19, Lyme disease or other illnesses, do not exhibit any symptoms.


  • Dr. Richard Horowitz — a board certified internist, medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, scientific advisor to Bay Area Lyme Foundation and author of How Can I Get Better?
  • Dr. Christine Green — a practicing physician who has been treating Lyme disease since 1989 and has seen more than 100 patients with COVID-19 including those who have both Lyme and COVID-19. Dr. Green also serves on the boards of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS), and Bay Area Lyme Foundation.
  • Dr. Steven Phillips — Yale-educated expert on zoonotic infections, co-author of the newly-released and highly-acclaimed book Chronic, and scientific advisor to Bay Area Lyme Foundation.
  • David Roth — Lyme disease and COVID-19 patient. Executive Committee Chair, Project Lyme.
  • Laure Woods — Lyme disease and COVID-19 patient. Founder and Co-Chair, Bay Area Lyme Foundation.


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