http://www.lymeinfo.net/lymefiles.html Why are the microphotographic films of the lyme germ changing shape also being ignored? The pleomorphism of this spirochete, along with its ability to hide and sequester into biofilms., is most likely responsible for it's ability to evade antibiotics, the immune system and current diagnostic testing. What about the over 300 strains of the Lyme germ (borrelia burgdorferi)? Is current testing able to identify all these different strains that the patient may harbor? Then we also have to consider the coinfections...the many other diseases that can be passed in one tick bite.Some of these strains and different forms of the spirochete are susceptible to different antibiotics. Many times different antibiotics need to be tried if the patient does not improve with one type. Nutritional and lifestyle support are also of crucial importance in the treatment of Lyme disease. All of these factors together play a role in the successful treatment of Lyme and the coinfections. How can any of this be denied in the face of such strong evidence? So, we have studies, clinical observation, patient testimony and obvious improvement to demonstrate that longer term antibiotics definitely help to bring seriously ill patients back to a normal life. Are thousands of people who have improved with this more in depth protocol to be labeled liars? The chronic lyme patients of the Chronic Lyme denialists often remain sick while these denialists only treat the patient's symptoms. It must be said however that not all of what we term as chronic lyme patients get better with antibiotics. We are all different. More honest research is needed into what strains of Bb respond to specific antibiotics, the different ways that lyme may be transmitted through the population and why there seems to be an ever increasing number of co-infections that the ticks harbor. |
In February 2007 Willy Burgdorfer Scientist Emeritus at the National Institutes of Health and discoverer of the spirochete responsible for Lyme disease was interviewed by the “Under Our Skin” film crew.
Willy Burgdorfer quotes from that interview: “The controversy in Lyme disease research is a shameful affair. And I say that because the whole thing is politically tainted. Money goes to people who have, for the past 30 years, produced the same thing—nothing. “
If it isn’t persistent infection then what is it and why after thirty years since its discovery are we no further along in understanding why tens of thousands of patients across the county remain ill after the recommended two to three weeks of treatment. Lyme patients and physicians are fed up with wasteful government spending on frivolous Lyme disease research and have voiced their opinions on the petition site: “”
It is quite clear from our perspective (Lyme community) that the chronic Lyme denialist camp, those identified in the “ ” opinion piece have no fear about being exposed and feel they are untouchable perhaps believing they are acting on the grounds of national security.
Please take a moment to read the letter below (The Nine Step Program) addressed to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Please forgive the tone of sarcasm but it was used to make a point. The “fictitious” epidemic of course is Lyme disease and the embedded links will take you to a Lyme disease reference.
Feb 11, 2012
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington , D.C. 20201
Attn: Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius
Dear Secretary Sebelius,Please take a moment to read the following document presented to the New Hampshire Department of Health.
Nine Steps to Deny an Epidemic on a National Level 101
The following fictional tutorial was created to assist those in position of authority acting as an autonomous group where its authority is absolute, cannot be challenged and answer only to themselves.
This easily reproduced nine step program is designed to maintain the belief that health authorities have everything under control. This program can be used for any infectious disease when denial is necessary.
1. Produce a two tier antibody testing algorithm where first line screening tests (Elisa) fail to detect 60% of infections. Those patients who do test positive will be allowed the second more sensitive test (Western blot) but design the test with (Case definition) so as to rule out 90% keeping infection numbers artificially low.
Note: Do not consider a false negative Elisa as they do not exist and remember; Western blot tests are only ordered after a positive Elisa. Disregard any (outside) studies proving and certainly do not listen to any .
2. Fund only those studies through institutions with researchers that have a bias against persistent infection. It is imperative that these researchers are retained exclusively to continue the pier review process and of each other’s studies. There must be no acceptance of outside studies.
3. Maintain a belief that all stages of infection, acute through late stage are easily cured with a standard two week and turn the disease into a syndrome when patients complain of after . Insist that persistent infection cannot exist even though antibody tests can only identify at best a past infection.
4. If a should be developed which is the gold standard for many bacterial infections do not recognize this test and insist it is not .
5. Create a map depicting limited territories were the infection is present. Use an with a bias against persistent infection to manage the data. Employ the services of a well known public relations firm to so as to maintain the belief that mainstream healthcare has “got everything under control.”
6. Define the disease exclusively as a zoonotic illness and disregard congenital and gestational transfer cases or transfer between .
7. No need to screen the blood supply for this pathogen.
8. proving persistent infection after standard treatment will be ignored.
9. Create a to promote the disinformation campaign and staff the foundation with the same researchers with a bias against persistent infection.
The nine steps provided should prove useful when the need arises to obscure the truth attributable to any mistakes that may have created the outbreak while eliminating any ownership of the problem.
Caution: There is a real risk however that those who follow the program will be indicted for .
Again, this is a fictional tutorial as nothing like this could take place in the .
Carl Tuttle33 David DrHudson, NH 03051(603) 479-4927Website:
The Tuttle family was featured on New Hampshire Chronicle’s “ ” with the program archived on their site in six small segments for viewing on the computer
A GRIPPING TALE OF MICROBES, MEDICINE and MONEY