Project Censored lists the Lyme disease epidemic #21 out of the 25 most under-reported stories in 2011. Lyme disease is one of the most political and controversial emerging epidemics. According to Project Censored “new cases of Lyme occur each year at a rate ten times higher then that of AIDS and the West Nile Virus combined.” This leaves the population and doctors uninformed, the illness often misdiagnosed for years, and Lyme patients denied access to care.
Read more about Project Censored‘s findings on the under-reporting of Lyme Disease on their website.
Project Censored is a news-monitoring research program affiliated with Sonoma State University in California. The project produces a Top-25 list of underreported news stories. These are also included in an annual book, “Censored,” dedicated to news stories that ought to be widely reported but are not.