Thursday, May 31, 2012

NY Times Editorial on Lyme Disease

"It took a 5 billion dollar loss by JP Morgan, but if it attracts the attention that tick-borne-diseases (TBD) need, then so be it." -Hootan (A Lymie friend who spotted this today).


The Tale of Ticks and Other Excess

I cannot tell you what a relief it was when I discovered that the multibillion-dollar trading loss at JPMorgan was because of deer.
Yes, I know. You thought it was the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, right? Me, too.
Then I read the recent Times article by Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Nelson Schwartz that reported that Ina Drew, the executive who was in charge of JPMorgan's chief investment office, had been laid low by Lyme disease during the period preceding the debacle.
Some of you who don't live in the Northeast may not be familiar with Lyme disease, but it can really knock you out. And it's not always easy to diagnose, so it can hang around until the symptoms get truly debilitating. Believe me, if you have advanced Lyme disease, you are not going to be able to keep a handle on a passel of frisky traders.
Lyme disease is transmitted by....
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