Petition update

Lyme disease bill would change coverage amid controversy over 'chronic' condition

Carl Tuttle
Hudson, NH, United States

Jun 17, 2019 — 

NOTE: I ask the difficult questions which should be asked through a congressional investigation. The purpose with this petition now is to put these folks on trial through public domain/social media so as to expose the deception. At some point in time perhaps these efforts will prompt a congressional investigation with subpoena power or the evidence I present will be used for future Lyme litigation.

The following update was prompted by the recent Lyme article published by WITF:

Lyme disease bill would change coverage amid controversy over 'chronic' condition
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/06/lyme-disease-bill-would-change-coverage-amid-controversy-over-chronic-condition.php

Today’s letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIH

 

---------- Original Message ---------- 
From: CARL TUTTLE <runagain@comcast.net> 
To: afauci@niaid.nih.gov 
Cc: tickbornedisease@hhs.gov (98 Undisclosed Recipients) 
Date: June 17, 2019 at 11:20 AM 
Subject: WITF Article: "Lyme disease bill would change coverage amid controversy over 'chronic' condition" 

June 17, 2019

Office of the Director,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),
National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, MD 20892
Attn: Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director

Dear Dr. Fauci,

I would like to call attention to the following WITF article interviewing former NIH Program Officer Philip Baker who was responsible for awarding an overwhelming proportion of Lyme disease grants to a few favored members of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) primarily those identified in the Lancet’s “Antiscience and ethical concerns” opinion piece. These favored members authored the controversial 2006 IDSA Lyme disease treatment guidelines.

Antiscience and ethical concerns: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21867956

In that ten year period Philip J. Baker who was overseeing Lyme disease research grants and those who received the grants all had a bias against persistent infection or “chronic Lyme.” Research that supported the current party line would obviously insure future funding. Baker is now Executive Director of the American Lyme Disease Foundation (ALDF) associated with the IDSA Lyme disease guideline authors and their cronies.

In the article below you will read that Baker believes the chronically sick are members of a “cult” despite the growing evidence that we have been dealing with an antibiotic resistant/tolerant superbug. Current antimicrobials are inadequate in eradicating all forms of the Borrelia spirochete. [1] [2] [3]

It has been said that Philip Baker is a ringleader in this three ring circus of deceit, fraud and collusion to deny persistent infection for the sake of a vaccine (A chronic relapsing seronegative disease does not fit the vaccine model) leaving hundreds of thousands if not millions of Lyme patients across the globe horribly ill as the medical community has been duped into believing Lyme is little more than a nuisance disease; easily treated with a one-size-fits-all treatment guideline.

The lack of direct diagnostic markers and inability to measure treatment progress has given the ringleaders a license to perpetuate the belief that Lyme is of little consequence.

The “American Lyme Disease Foundation” (ALDF) is not a patient advocacy organization; it is the Enterprise responsible for propagating the racketeering scheme identified in the SHRADER & ASSOCIATES, LLP RICO lawsuit. [4]

So I ask the question Dr. Fauci, how many more Bakers are employed at the NIH who will continue to throw funds at researchers who have a fixation on the acute stage of Lyme (Wormser) and bias against persistent infection insuring another decade of unimaginable pain and suffering?

WITF Article:

Lyme disease bill would change coverage amid controversy over 'chronic' condition

Written by Brett Sholtis/Transforming Health | Jun 13, 2019

https://www.witf.org/news/2019/06/lyme-disease-bill-would-change-coverage-amid-controversy-over-chronic-condition.php

Excerpts:

At the nonprofit American Lyme Disease Foundation, executive director Philip Baker said "chronic Lyme Disease," as some people call it, doesn't exist. 

There's no proof that people who develop "chronic" symptoms have Lyme, rather than some other disorder, and no proof that more antibiotics will help. 

"They'll say, well, I'm convinced I have Lyme disease, the tests are no good, and I'll keep going from doctor to doctor until I find somebody that will tell me I have Lyme disease," the retired infectious disease specialist said. "It's like a cult, in a way." 

Baker noted, three National Institutes of Health studies did find a severe impairment in health and quality of life among people reporting Lyme symptoms after getting treatments. However, results showed no benefit to prolonged antibiotic therapy. 

At advocacy group Lymedisease.org, CEO Lorraine Johnson said three studies aren't enough. 

"When you close the books and say the science is settled...you really ought to have a strong body of evidence behind you," Johnson said. "But that hasn't been done in Lyme disease." 

Johnson's group advocates for people who say they have Lyme disease that hasn't responded to the approved treatment. She wants the National Institutes of Health to do more studies, something she says needs to happen fast, because recent research says undiagnosed Lyme may be 10 times more commonplace than once believed.

 

Carl Tuttle

Lyme endemic Hudson, NH

References:

Stationary Phase Persister/Biofilm Microcolony of Borrelia burgdorferi Causes More Severe Disease in a Mouse Model of Lyme Arthritis: Implications for Understanding Persistence, Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), and Treatment Failure

Published on March 28, 2019

http://www.discoverymedicine.com/Jie-Feng/2019/03/persister-biofilm-microcolony-borrelia-burgdorferi-causes-severe-lyme-arthritis-in-mouse-model/

Persistent Borrelia Infection in Patients with Ongoing Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Published: 14 April 2018

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6023324/

References for persistence of Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) are listed alphabetically and chronologically

Compiled by: John D. Scott, Research Division Lyme Disease Association of Ontario           April 2013 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/reiown7v732av00/Persistence%20of%20Lyme%20Disease.doc?dl=0

LymeDisease RICO Lawsuit court document

https://www.dropbox.com/s/18uyrli878ug51m/LymeDisease%20RICO%20Lawsuit.pdf?dl=0

 


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