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Is Eugene Shapiro the Peter Duesberg of Lyme disease?

Carl Tuttle
Hudson, NH, United States

Jun 11, 2019 — 

How could Shapiro provide any benefit to the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group when he has spent a career discrediting the sick and disabled? Please see the letter below addressed to Congressman Chris Smith who calls federal attention to Lyme disease a scandal.

Send your emails and demand the removal of Eugene Shapiro from the Working Group to the following and carbon copy rep. Smith at

Designated Federal Officers

James J. Berger, MS, MT (ASCP), SBB

B. Kaye Hayes, MPA


David Hughes Walker, MD (Co-Chair)

Leigh Ann Soltysiak, MS (Co-Chair)


---------- Original Message ----------
Date: June 10, 2019 at 8:06 PM
Subject: Is Eugene Shapiro the Peter Duesberg of Lyme disease?

Rep. Smith: Federal funding for tick-borne diseases is a 'joke'

Posted: Jun 01, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

“Smith says the lack of federal attention to eradicate Lyme disease is a scandal. He feels those involved should be held accountable, either civilly or criminally.”


June 6, 2019

U.S. Congressman Chris Smith   (
2373 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Rep. Smith,

As you know, Eugene Shapiro who has spent a career discrediting the sick and disabled [1] was appointed to the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group.

There appears to be similarities with the mishandling of Lyme to AIDS denialism.

Peter Duesberg
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Duesberg's views are cited as major influences on South African HIV/AIDS policy under the administration of Thabo Mbeki, which embraced AIDS denialism. Duesberg served on an advisory panel to Mbeki convened in 2000. The Mbeki administration's failure to provide antiretroviral drugs in a timely manner, due in part to the influence of AIDS denialism, is thought to be responsible for hundreds of thousands of preventable AIDS deaths and HIV infections in South Africa.[12][13]


For nearly forty years now we have been dealing with an antibiotic resistant/tolerant superbug [2] and until such time that our public health officials recognize persistent Borellia infection (Chronic Lyme), your constituents will remain sick indefinitely.

What does the nomination of Shapiro to the Tick Borne Disease Working Group tell us about our Public Health Officials??? Once again I have to ask the question, is the mishandling of Lyme disease a result of incompetence or collusion?

Respectfully submitted,

Carl Tuttle

Lyme Endemic Hudson, NH


[1] Lyme disease antiscience

[2] Letter to Brenda Fitzgerald, MD with autopsy reports for Lyme patient Vicki Logan

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