THE QUIET EPIDEMIC-BUENA VISTA:
The Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association, 501c3; Chaffee County Public Health; and Partnership for Community Action are privileged to host the screening of The Quiet Epidemic, a feature-length documentary about Lyme disease. The film will be immediately followed with a Q&A with local Health advocates. May 10, 2023, Buena Vista, CO is the third stop for this film tour in Colorado!
ABOUT THE FILM:
After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease.
The Quiet Epidemic follows their search for answers, which lands them in the middle of a vicious medical debate. What begins as a patient story evolves into an investigation into the history of Lyme disease, dating back to its discovery in 1975. A paper trail of suppressed scientific research, and buried documents reveals why ticks – and the diseases they carry – have been allowed to quietly spread around the globe.
According to a new CDC estimate, 476,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease yearly in the United States alone, yet our public health agencies and policymakers remain largely unresponsive. The same small group of doctors and public health officials have continued to control the science and the narrative of denial for decades. We intend to change that.
Watch the trailer to The Quiet Epidemic
Q&A FOLLOWING SCREENING:
The film screening will be followed by local health advocates and patients. Bring your questions!
This event is FREE to everyone!
Walk-ins welcome if space available at the door.
Partnership for Community Action will be dedicating Salida Soup May to COTBDAA in support of the screening of The Quiet Epidemic, as well as leading awareness events and activities throughout the month of May for Lyme & TBD/Conditions Awareness Month in our local community. Stay tuned for more details!
4:30 -5:00 PM – Social hour/registration
5:00 – 6:45 PM – Film Screening
6:45 – 7:15 PM – Panel discussion
The Quiet Epidemic Colorado Film Tour generously sponsored by our Community Partners at Sawyer!