Scotty Shelton and Persistent Infection in Saginaw MN
Aug 10, 2015 — Please take the time to print a copy of the following letter addressed to NH Senator Kelly Ayotte and mail it to your state senator along with your respectful demand for a congressional investigation into the deliberate mishandling of Lyme disease. We need thousands of letters!
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August 9, 2015
Senator Kelly Ayotte
1200 Elm Street, Suite 2
Manchester, NH 03101-2503
Dear Senator Ayotte,
Please take a moment if you will to read the email below from pathologist Tom Grier but first here is an introduction to Tom……
From the following article:
Bad Science and Lyme Disease with Tom Grier
“Thomas Grier M.S. studied Clinical Immunology and Microbiology at the University of MN Duluth, and began a doctorate program in Geriatrics until the program was discontinued. He then worked on human vaccine development and developed antibody testing to detect bacteria in Pylonephritis. He also worked on a T-cell model of Leukemia in mice trying to target the immune system against Leukemia-Lymphocytic markers to reduce Lymphocyte levels. In 1990, he was misdiagnosed with MS and was finally diagnosed with Lyme Encephalitis in 1991.”
Tom’s email to me: (Unedited)
From: "Tom Grier" <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tom Grier" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 10:58:34 PM
Subject: persistent infection case
Thank you for addressing the Wormser mouse study. Also wild strains are difficult to culture. Did he sonicate any organs like the brain to assure Bb escape into the culture media?
Attached are two photos from a very special case that I have been working with for years. Scotty Shelton in Saginaw MN lived in a cabin in the largest forest in MN. He was a lumberman for over 30 years and bit by his estimate 30-50x a year. That is over 1000 bites in a lifetime. His health history is as you can imagine complex and dire. His response to antibiotics was unbearable pain. He was on antibiotics for 7+ years and died in Hospice recently. I had his tissues harvested and sent to Excalibur Lab in OK where Paula Pierce did the tissue prep and original staining. Then I sent duplicate samples to Alan MacDonald and they got similar results.
Attached are two photos for your web site. Scotty's brain (cerebral cortex) was positive for Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia myamotoi, his testicle is positive for Bb. We are now testing other tissues. Seven years of antibiotics and 3.5 years of natural treatments (along with antibiotics) and he was highly highly positive.
Alan may present this case at the ILADS meeting. He will certainly use it to promote sexual transmission as Bb was also in Scotty's epididimis.
Keep up the fight.
List all the things Yale and the IDSA got wrong since 1982 and ask why we call them experts???
Absolute Facts we were told were true for well over a decade by Yale and the IDSA that turned out to be completely untrue.
-Only transmitted by the Ixodes dammini tick (a tick that does not exist) Now almost half a dozen species of ticks are implicated in transmission.
-Lyme disease is only found in NE USA (Is throughout entire Northern Hemisphere and Australia)
-Lyme is only caused by Borrelia burgdorferi (Now 11 species cause Lyme disease)
-Lyme is extracellular only (This has been proven wrong repeatedly by pathology)
-Lyme is not transmitted from mother to Fetus (once again autopsies going back to 1987 disproves Gary Wormser's denial in 2006)
-No evidence of persistence post antibiotics. (Again dozens of pathology studies disprove this statement)
-Does not get into the brain (again simply ignoring evidence going back to 1999, and fetal evidence in 1989)
-One day dosing prevents Lyme transmission from tick bites. (No evidence for this statement exists see Elizabeth Maloney)
-Lyme is only an arthritic disease and does not enter the brain (Alan Barbour MPR 2015)
-Lyme species are not related to Tick Borne Relapsing Fever Spirochetes (separating the two diseases serves no useful purpose to patients)
-Two-Tiered test is 99-100 percent accurate (CDC web site)
-The C6 -peptide is superior to other ELISA tests (it is no better but has the support of people with financial conflicts of interest)
-Lyme disease is self limiting and never fatal
-Two weeks of doxycycline is adequate treatment and lingering symptoms is Post Lyme Syndrome.
-Lymerix vaccine had no significant side effects
Green is Bb Red is Bm (See attached pictures)
End of email from Tom Grier
Tom Grier informed me that Scotty Shelton was bedridden for the last 7 years of his life with symptoms starting decades ago. Shelton claimed to have been bitten 30-50 times per year but as he was bedridden this is clearly a case of persistent infection vs. re-infection.
For over thirty years now we have been dealing with an antibiotic resistant superbug purposely concealed by the CDC, members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and The American Lyme Disease Foundation. Post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome is simply a fabricated medical condition disguising treatment failure.
The fraudulent handling of Lyme disease and its misclassification (Hard to catch/easily cured) has never been more evident as more and more prominent patients report total disability from a delayed or untreated infection. (Averil Livigne,  Amy Tan,  Professor Neil Spector,  Yolanda Foster )
Lyme disease is a life altering infection when not treated immediately. Testing for Lyme disease performs so poorly (As Barbara Johnson’s study proves  ) that many infections go untreated.
Persistent infection or “chronic Lyme” was commonly accepted prior to vaccine development for Lyme disease [6,7,8,9,10,11,12] but the CDC and academic medicine have focused on vaccination as a “cure-all” for Lyme; a thirty plus year epic failure  and deception.
What we have here is collusion to deny a chronic disease; a disease that has spiraled out of control into a 21st century plague. The medical establishment has been led to believe that “chronic Lyme” is a fictitious disease and hundreds of thousands perhaps millions of patients around the globe are left untreated and suffering. Foreign health agencies are blindly following what has been deceitfully established here in the United States; a false perception that Lyme disease is a "minor disease".
With your past experience here as Attorney General of New Hampshire you should be no stranger to collusion, deceit, fraud and corruption in government. A congressional investigation into the deliberate mishandling of Lyme disease is long overdue. As long as the research dollars are left in the hands of those who have colluded to deny chronic Lyme, Bills to promote research for Lyme disease are of no value.
When “evidence based medicine” has been spun to fit bias agendas and the patient voice has been intentionally ignored who investigates the dishonest science?
Petition: Calling for a Congressional investigation of the CDC, IDSA and ALDF
(29,473 signatures and growing worldwide)
Letter to the Editor, The Lancet Infectious Diseases Published May 2012
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Congressman Chris Gibson
REFERENCES (Thanks goes out to Jenna Luche-Thayer for providing the Steere references)
1. Averil Lavine: Avril Lavigne Opens Up About Her Health Crisis: 'I Was Bedridden for 5 Months'
2. Amy Tan: SLyme Disease: How A Speck Changed My Life Forever http://www.humanthology.com/lyme-disease/2014/9/15/slyme-disease-how-a-speck-changed-my-life-forever
3. Professor Neil Spector: Duke physician uses near-death experience to encourage patient self-advocacy
4. Yolanda Foster: Yolanda Foster on Lyme Disease: I've Lost Ability to Read, Write, Watch TV
5. 2-Tiered Antibody Testing for Early and Late Lyme Disease Using Only an Immunoglobulin G Blot with the Addition of a VlsE Band as the Second-Tier Test
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Steere AC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2668764
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