Petition update

CDC Track Record for Lyme Disease

Carl Tuttle
Hudson, NH, United States

May 26, 2019 — 

The letter below is a follow-up to the previous Petition Update, announcing more legislation for Lyme while leaving the CDC involved.

Turning a blind eye to the CDC’s deplorable track record is not an option unless you are a politician without a backbone incapable of launching a congressional investigation into a blatantly obvious crime.

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--------- Original Message ----------
To: Kathie Fife <>,,,,,,,,,, James Potter <>,, George Saunderson <>,, Howard Moffett <>,,,,,,
Date: May 26, 2019 at 8:26 AM
Subject: CDC Track Record for Lyme Disease

Dear Representatives and Senators,

In reference to the CDC’s Track Record for Lyme Disease Please see the letter below addressed to Paul Mead of the US Centers for Disease Control with carbon copy to the Tick Borne Disease Working Group.

We have a life-altering/life-threatening infection spreading around the globe that requires the same response as AIDS, Ebola and Zika but because the CDC has misclassified Lyme disease as a simple nuisance disease (hard to catch and easily treated) everyone including the WHO has their heads in the sand.

And you want to leave the CDC in control of this runaway plague?

Letter to Paul Mead:

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Carl Tuttle <>
To:,, Alex.Azar@HHS.GOV
Date: November 29, 2018 at 7:43 AM
Subject: CDC Track Record for Lyme Disease

Nov 29, 2018

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3156 Rampart Rd
Fort Collins, Colorado CO 80521

Attn: Paul Mead, MD, MPH Acting Branch Chief

Dr. Mead,

If you were not employed by the government you would have been fired long ago for the intolerable track record listed below:

CDC Track Record for Lyme Disease

1. FAILURE to recognize quickly that antibody tests are inadequate for the management of Lyme disease. (This took thirty years???)

Direct Diagnostic Tests for Lyme Disease
Published: 11 October 2018 Paul Mead

2. FAILURE to recognize chronic relapsing seronegative Lyme disease.

Seronegative Chronic Relapsing Neuroborreliosis.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Published 1995

3. FAILURE to determine how Lyme disables it victim so we know what we’re dealing with here and how to treat it properly?

4. FAILURE to announce Lyme disease is capable of death and severe disability as reported by the patient community for the past three decades; public outcry over the severity of a disease that is destroying lives, ending careers while leaving its victim in financial ruin has been completely ignored.

5. COMPLETE FAILURE at disease control.

6. FAILURE to raise the health threat to HIGHEST ALERT now that the CDC has announced a record number of infections. Lyme now has an infection rate six times the AIDS epidemic and twice as prevalent as breast cancer.  (Where is the funding equivalent to the level of threat to public health?)

Record Number of Tickborne Diseases Reported in U.S. in 2017  November 14, 2018

7. FAILURE to recognize the bias propaganda/dogma dictated by the IDSA and American Lyme Disease Foundation while they focus on the acute stage of disease after early treatment/bulls-eye rash. (CDC gave 1.5 million dollars to Gary Wormser for his junk science focusing on the acute stage of disease)

Subjective symptoms after treatment of early Lyme disease.
Gary Wormser New York Medical College

As you well know Dr. Mead, untreated strep throat will progress to rheumatic fever, causing irreversible heart damage. Untreated syphilis leads to progressive disability and dementia, and untreated HIV infection progresses to AIDS with significant disability and death. What happens to the patient with Lyme disease who goes months, years or decades before diagnosis? (Due to false negative serological tests, uneducated medical community, no bulls-eye rash etc.)

Untreated Lyme is too often diagnosed as the chronic diseases of our time as we have witnessed in the Pennsylvania lawsuit. Lyme misdiagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis after four negative antibody tests for Lyme disease; tests that you now admit are inadequate in the management of Lyme disease.


So I ask the question:  Is the mismanagement of Lyme disease a result of incompetence or collusion?

Carl Tuttle

Lyme Endemic Hudson, NH

Cc: Alex Azar II, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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