The Establishment Cover-up of Chronic Lyme Disease

 Commercial viability is driving the research agenda in too many cases. Not what’s medically necessary and what’s medically useful. 

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

In 1980, the government started allowing patents on living organisms such as pathogens. Perfect timing for scientists to make a mad dash for parts of newly-discovered Lyme and keep the information locked away to protect future profits.

These so-called experts continue to research Lyme disease with federal funds, then start private firms and obtain patents. They write guidelines for insurance companies and HMOs so that the disease doesn’t exist (yet) or require coverage. Not only do Lyme victims spend hundreds of thousands for medical treatment, but they can’t be covered for Lyme!

The Biggest Blow In The Lyme Cover-up

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), made up of a board of doctors, created within themselves an authority to write the rule book on all things Lyme. It is the absolute bane of both the Lyme community and conscientious doctors everywhere.

They are the ones who decided that there is no such affliction as chronic Lyme, that it’s easy to treat and cure, and will be cured within two weeks of oral antibiotics or else the patient has another infirmity. Doctors must follow their diagnosis and treatment guidelines or face punishment from state medical boards. Patients’ proof of cure never sways the boards – doctors broke the rules.

Out of the 400 references listed in the back of the guidelines, over half of them are directed at articles that they and their teams wrote. They have closed the door on any outside alternative medical research.

In turn, these are the very guidelines insurance companies consult to deny medical treatment coverage. The majority of complaints that lead to doctors’ suspensions come from insurance companies, not from patients or other physicians. The insurance companies wish to rid doctors who cost them the most.

The unholy trinity of insurance companies, Lyme guidelines written by establishment insiders, and Big Pharma corporate control, restricts consumer choice in medical care and extorts these patients.

While the IDSA acknowledges post-Lyme syndrome, they audaciously attribute it to the “aches and pains of daily living,” and that poor treatment results are due to prior traumatic stress. Are they really that dumb?

No, but they are cold blooded and know exactly the nature of the disease and the destructive human toll that it often takes.

They should know…after all, they have a lot invested in it… 

Busted On The Money Trail!

Connecticut Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, investigated the ISDA panel members for possible violation of antitrust laws and conflicts of interest.

Of the 14 panel authors of the first edition guidelines, 6 of them or their universities held patents on Lyme or its co-infections, 4 received funding from Lyme or co-infection test kit manufacturers, 4 were paid by insurance companies to write Lyme policy guidelines or consult in Lyme legal cases, and 9 received money from Lyme disease vaccine manufacturers. Some of the authors were involved in more than one conflict of interest.

So why are guideline authorities taking money from companies who have a direct interest in specific outcomes? When will doctors speak up? 

So How Does This Cover-up Saga Continue?
 
Corporate media keeps trumpeting the lies. CBS News recently published a story called “Lyme Disease Lies – And Truths.” Each segment features a FACT OR FICTION tidbit, which is really a confusing mash up rife with deception. They pull their information from the IDSA and Dr. John Halperin who wrote a book better used for toilet paper called Lyme Disease: An Evidence-based Approach.

The article calls the following people liars: those who claim to have “chronic” Lyme disease; those who believe they still have Lyme, because they test positive for antibodies after treatment; those who believe their brain fog results from Lyme; the Lyme “advocacy groups” that claim anyone actually died from it; anyone who claims this syphilis-like disease is spread sexually; and those who believe lengthier care is needed.

Dr. Halperin states that Lyme is benign, easy to treat, no one has died from it, patients are rarely hospitalized, and brain infection from Lyme is rare.

Doctors like Leo Galland are stepping out with more truth. His article on Huffington Post discloses more about chronic Lyme infection. At the bottom of his article, you will see that the majority of the 500 comments are Lyme victims sharing their nightmare stories.

Organizations that pretended to protect public health with no commercial interests (CDC, NIH, Universities) have partnered with Big Pharma and are not in the business of seeing anyone healed.

Maybe generations from now when there is enough of an outcry — when many have lived ill and died — some drug company will try to be the hero of the day and come up with a poisonous drug to treat Lyme.

Even that scenario is highly unlikely, as chronic Lyme is not allowed even to exist. But when it does, there will probably be a vaccine waiting for you.

So, in the meantime, Lyme victims serve as a tragic host for the parasitical medical establishment, lining corporate coffers until the patient finally bleeds out.  

The real ticks (the poli-ticks) are the crux of the message.

Please watch the trailer below for Under Our Skin, for more mind-blowing information. The full movie is available on NetFlix. Find out about the doctor who discovered an actual link between the Lyme spirochetes and disorders like dementia, Alzeimer’s, M.S. and more. One alternative health practitioner has not seen a single M.S., ALS or Parkinson’s patient in the last five years who did not test positive for Borrelia burgdorferi.

You will also see proof that Lyme-inflicted mothers experience multiple miscarriages and their babies are riddled with the disease. Babies who survive often develop late-stage neurological damage during childhood and adolescence. All are events that the IDSA swear have never happened. They insist that Lyme cannot be spread to the unborn child.

You will witness the families grieving over their dead loved ones. Lyme Disease is listed on their death certificates.

You will hear from doctors who were bullied, investigated, and ousted for attempting to actually treat Lyme, usually with intravenous and lengthier antibiotics. After all, isn’t that how other infectious diseases are conventionally treated – Tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis?

Conscientious doctors have to treat Lyme secretly if they want to help their patients without losing their license. They have to tell their patients, “Don’t mention Lyme.” How’s that for a cover-up?
 
Chances are, you know someone who is manifesting the aforementioned symptoms and is battling the neverending circle of finding proper diagnosis and treatment. They may or may not remember a tick bite. Since the truth about Lyme is so stifled it is more than likely spread through blood transfusions (as with Babesiosis) and shared between couples (as shown in Under Our Skin).

They most likely have been diagnosed with one of the mysterious “incurables” like MS, ALS, or even early Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The latter two are increasingly diagnosed in younger patients.

Or perhaps they were dismissed as crazy and bear the misery of not knowing that they actually suffer from Lyme. Regardless, they suffer and believe they must wait until research catches up to them before they die.

Sources:
Under Our Skin (2008), available on Netflix
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/postLDS/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-galland-md/lyme-disease-symptoms_b_876096.html
http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/UnitedStates/
http://www.lymecommunity.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2711
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10007902.html?tag=page

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