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Steere publications the past and today

Carl Tuttle
Hudson, NH, United States

Jun 20, 2019 — 

Today’s letter to Dr. Fauci as a follow-up to an earlier letter found here:

--------- Original Message ----------
Cc:, (98 Undisclosed Recipients)
Date: June 20, 2019 at 7:05 AM
Subject: Antibiotics are generally effective at all stages of the disease

June 20, 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

Dr. Fauci,

As a follow-up to my previous email dated June 17, 2019 I would like to call attention to the following Steere publications. The first dated 1977 and the latest published just this week.

1. Lyme arthritis: an epidemic of oligoarticular arthritis in children and adults in three connecticut communities. (1977)

Steere AC, Malawista SE, Snydman DR, Shope RE, Andiman WA, Ross MR, Steele FM.


"The best treatment for this illness is not clear. Some physicians have reported that penicillin or tetracycline results in disappearance of the skin lesion (41,42), but others find antibiotics ineffective. Four of the patients with expanding skin lesions received penicillin but still developed arthritis."


Carl Tuttle’s comment: Forty two years ago Allen Steere knew that antibiotics used to treat Lyme disease were not working.

2. Borrelia burgdorferi peptidoglycan is a persistent antigen in patients with Lyme arthritis (2019)


“Although antibiotics are generally effective at all stages of the disease, arthritis may persist in some patients for months to several years despite oral and intravenous antibiotic treatment.”


What happened over the past decades that suddenly made 30-year-old antibiotic therapy effective for treating Lyme disease in all stages especially when there are more scientific references highlighting treatment failure than success? [i]

Might I remind you Dr. Fauci that Allen Steere has been named in a racketeering lawsuit [ii] that alleges he and six other co-defendants colluded to deny persistent infection through an elaborate racketeering scheme. This scheme has been financed through tax payer dollars in the form of NIH grants. Steere’s latest study was funded through NIH Grant # AI101175 and AI144365.

Patient testimony is describing a disease that is ruining lives, ending careers while leaving its victim in financial ruin. Patients who fail 30-year-old antibiotic therapy for Lyme disease are left to fend for themselves. Hundreds of thousands (if not millions worldwide) have been harmed by these actions bought and paid for by US taxpayer dollars. Public health officials globally are blindly following what has been deceitfully established here in America. We lost forty years to this racketeering scheme when we should have been developing more effective antimicrobials.

The mishandling of Lyme disease can be traced back to vaccine development when at that time, the infection was classified as “easily diagnosed and treated.” Publications prior to Dearborn (1994) painted an entirely different picture. The 1977 Steere publication listed above is just one of those publications.

So why do we need a Lyme disease vaccine (now on fast track with the FDA) if “antibiotics are generally effective at all stages of the disease?”

The National Institutes of Health continues to finance this racketeering scheme under your watch Dr. Fauci.

Carl Tuttle

Lyme Endemic Hudson, NH


[i] 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 (My personal Dropbox storage area)

[ii] Racketeering lawsuit court document


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