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Better drugs for Lyme disease: focus on the spirochete

Carl Tuttle
Hudson, NH, United States

Jun 8, 2019 — 

Today’s letter to the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group:

Lyme Bumper Stickers (Public Service Announcement)


--------- Original Message ----------
Cc: (98 Undisclosed Recipients)
Date: June 8, 2019 at 8:49 AM
Subject: Better drugs for Lyme disease: focus on the spirochete

To: The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group,

I would like to call attention to the following recent publication by Dr. Gary Wormser of New York Medical College:

Clinical Study

Efficacy of a 14-day course of amoxicillin for patients with erythema migrans (June 2019)

Gary P.Wormser, Kathryn C.Brady, Michelle S.Cho, Carol A.Scavarda, DonnaMcKenna

Funding for this research was provided by:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (RO1 CK 000152)


The focus here in the U.S. has always been on the acute stage of disease with bulls-eye rash after early treatment and that does not represent the entire patient population. Dr. Gary Wormser of New York Medical College who has been fixated on the acute stage of Lyme is the kingpin of this ongoing scheme to downplay the severity of Lyme disease and his junk science continues to be financed by the US Centers for Disease Control. “Funding: RO1 CK 000152 which appears to be an open checkbook.”

On June 7, 2019 Carl Tuttle Wrote: “Focusing on the acute stage has categorized Lyme disease as a low-risk and non-urgent health threat effectively eliminating the funding necessary to find a cure for this antibiotic resistant/tolerant superbug. Ignoring the late stage Lyme population hides the horribly disabled and anyone unable to see this is somewhat naive.”

These actions would be the equivalent to:

Ignoring late stage strep throat; Rheumatic Fever

Ignoring late stage HIV; Full blown AIDS

Ignoring late stage syphilis; Progressive disability and dementia

On June 6, 2019 Carl Tuttle wrote: “Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) after early treatment and untreated Lyme of months, years or decades are two entirely different disease states; the latter being ignored for three decades. Patients who have had a prolonged exposure to the pathogen are almost always incapacitated.”

Patient testimony all across America is reporting treatment failure from current antimicrobials so why is this not a crisis?

Late stage Lyme in the minds of those who control the narrative (Shapiro/Wormser) is a mental disorder requiring a psychiatric evaluation.

30+ years of this deception and no one in the Department of Health and Human Services can recognize this charade? So I ask the question once again; is this incompetence or collusion?

Please see the attached Commentary:

Better drugs for Lyme disease: focus on the spirochete

Raphael B Stricker, Marianne J Middelveen

Abstract: Twenty-five years ago, the AIDS epidemic was wreaking havoc around the world. Although “HIV denialists” threatened to undermine research efforts to combat the epidemic, development of targeted antiviral therapy eventually provided effective treatment for the disease. Now the Lyme disease epidemic is wreaking havoc around the world, and “Lyme denialists” are undermining efforts to combat the epidemic. Drawing on our experience with the AIDS epidemic, there is a significant need to develop targeted therapy to control the Lyme disease epidemic.

Respectfully submitted,

Carl Tuttle

Lyme Endemic Hudson, NH

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