Yes, I said it: a PANDEMIC. If you have been following me, you have seen me talking about a pandemic for YEARS before… some guy ate a bat… and then everyone ran out of toilet paper…
➡ According to the CDC, there are 300,000 new cases of Lyme each year in the United States, however because of inaccurate testing (which I talked about on day 7), many leading Lyme disease organizations estimates that there are up to 2 MILLION new cases in the United States alone.
➡ To put these statistics in perspective (but not to compare diseases, because all of these diseases are terrible to get), breast cancer has 232,000 new cases per year, HIV has 50,000, and Hepatitis has 17,000.
➡ West Nile Virus has 2,000 new cases per year, yet receives over twice the funding as Lyme.
As of making this video, the United States 1.42 million cases of COVID-19. 80-99% of these cases recover in about 2 weeks. For Lyme disease, 40-63% of Lyme patients continue to report symptoms after 30 days of standard treatment. This is where the term chronic lyme disease comes from, which I will talk more about in a later video.
➡ While it is very possible to die from Lyme-related complications, it is relatively rare. It will more likely cause debilitating issues and ruin your life, causing you to live in some sort of zombie-like state, where your body feels like death and you don’t have much of a life, but somehow your still living this living death.
BUT! THERE IS HOPE! ❤
I recovered from Lyme disease after living with it for 10 years, and others have too. Unfortunately, not everyone will respond positively to the treatments that worked for me, which is why it is still an issue. For more information on my treatments, check out my Chronically Healed video or my Lyme disease video day 8.
This is why I am so adamant about Lyme Disease awareness. It is the silent pandemic that no one seems to care about. But you can help! I challenge you to share this video or any of my lyme disease videos, or even just tweet one random fact about Lyme disease.
Let’s get the momentum rolling for this Lyme Disease Awareness Month! The definition of a pandemic is “a disease prevalent over a whole country or the world,” Lyme has been reported in all 50 states and 6 continents. So, hashtag it: #Lymepandemic!