a_pla5tic_bagI mean, the news has to keep peoples attention and for the most part people don't know shit about their own health. The CDC isn't a fear mongering organization, they have a whole Lyme page that's got numbers and statistics that you can interpret yourself. And if you can't do that they have an FAQ that seems pretty good from the couple of questions I read.
I don't know why everyone gives the CDC a bad rep. Their job is to put out statements backed b current scientific understanding of something and news people just take soundbites and portions of stuff. Nobody actually goes to the CDC website I bet, they just watch TV.
Like I said, the CDC, NIH, IDSA bankrolled finite companies to allocate research to be used for future patents on strains of Borrelia and patents on the diagnostics. When we restrict independent, transparent research we merely set ourselves up for a consortium on a product. So when we look at infections such as Borrelia Complex we see that scientists have withheld their findings in order to profit off of future patents and in the case of the 1994 diagnostic standard change, the CDC pushed bogus Dead borne diagnostics for profit. So in regards to Borrelia Burgdorferi, the common person and the doctors rely on unsubstantial and outdated research; not only that but the diagnostics are purposely inaccurate. Moreover, independent researchers simply do not have the funds to conduct large randomized double blind studies on Lyme disease persistence because the CDC does not want this to be true. Of course there are over 700 peer reviewed studies that depict its persistence but the CDC and other organizations seem to call these studies quackery.
So, yes the CDC is a 'for' profit organization that falsified diagnostics and lied about the true Borrelia Burgdorferi epidemic. They changed the diagnostic result standards (1994 case definition) and made Lyme largely undetectable, knowing that many people tested negative when they were positive. This was done for the bogus Lyme vaccine and all of its colludes which caused debilitating side effects because they didn't realize that the Lyme bacteria was a relapsing organism. The CDC is largely corrupt, at least when it comes to Lyme disease or Borrelia Burgdorferi.