Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Another Lyme Disease Patient Dies As A Result Of This US Government Created Biological Weapon

As regular readers of this blog know (and there are now quite a few of you), I have suffered with chronic Lyme Disease since 1993, and have lived a HELL that I would not wish on anyone except my worst enemies. The same can be said of the myriad of other Lyme sufferers who now total in the millions. And there are a great number of people suffering with this illness who, due to its numerous symptoms (it is afterall called the Great Imitator for just this reason, given how often Lyme Disease patients are misdiagnosed with other illnesses -- I was diagnosed with the Epstein Barr Virus ), have never been properly diagnosed with it, and hence never given even the standard (and incorrect might I add) protocol of a few weeks of antibiotic treatment.

Since 1997, the first time that I was actually able to sit up for periods longer than five or so minutes at a time (since I was first stricken with Lyme Disease in 1993) , I have remained active in circulating the truth about Lyme Disease and its biological weapons' origins, which are in direct contrast to the NIH, CDC, and American Medical Association's definition of what this illness is. I have maintained that Lyme Disease is a biological weapon for nearly a decade -- long before any Lyme literate physician would even admit to this. I have also documented in numerous instances the lives that this biological weapon has in one way or another destroyed (including my own).

However, the US Federal Government has seen to it that the disinformation in regard to Lyme Disease continues to be promulgated through the US media as well as the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes Of Health (NIH), the latter two of which continue to be overseen by the very types of government scientists who created these bio-weapons in the first place. Furthermore, it is these scientists who are in place within the hierarchy of these government agencies to ensure that this disinformation continues to be propagated in order to prevent the American people from ever learning of the origins of such bio-weapons as Lyme Disease, AIDS, Ebola and other "genetically engineered" biological weapons.

Karen J. Rose is the latest casualty of Lyme Disease, and a former technical writer who had been disabled by Lyme Disease for years. She lost her battle with this illness on April 18th, 2007. Karen had been visiting her daughter in the last weeks of her life and is yet another in an endless number of victims of this insidious bio weapon and the United States Federal Government.

Her story can be accessed at the Lymeblog, the newest and in this author's opinion, best Lyme Info site on the Internet. Given this, the Lymeblog will become a primary target for the US Government (if it hasn't already) and its provocateurs, especially as it is endorsing ILADS ( The International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society), an organization which is composed of Lyme Literate physicians who have had to fight the battle being waged against them by the FEDS, the American Medical Association, and the US Health Insurance Industry, all of whom do NOT want the truth about Lyme Disease being made public. The people in these organizations have driven Lyme Literate Medical Doctors (LLMD's) out of business and in some cases to suicide through the use of calumny and the most despicable and underhanded tactics that one can imagine.

Moreover, the President of ILADS, Dr. Raphael Stricker, has publicly stated that ILADS' position on Lyme Disease is that it is in FACT a biological weapon. This is terrible news for the CDC and NIH as well as the American Medical Association (AMA) since it is in diametrical opposition to their statement that Lyme Disease is simply a harmful bacterium which exists naturally -- a complete and utter LIE!

As for Karen J. Rose and all of those "Lymies" (the affectionate term for others who suffer from this miserable bio weapon) who have passed on before her, may they rest in peace -- at least now the HELL that this EVIL government has subjected them to is over. If only it were for those of us who are still living with this bio weapon -- some of whom were infected with it more than 40 years ago!

Karen's story can be seen below. Please don't hesitate to read through the Lymeblog to learn more about this bio weapon, since it is the fastest growing infectious disease in the United States (as well as on the planet -- Lyme Disease has now crossed continents making it a pandemic), and can be contracted in many different ways including through some of the following vectors: many different species of arachnids -- the deer tick is particularly notorious for carrying Lyme Disease as well as Ehrichiosis and Babesiosis -- the green headed fly, sand mites, and mosquitoes. Lyme Disease is also sexually transmittable and can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy. It can also be passed through the bloodstream, which is why Lyme patients should NEVER donate blood! Not even if they are in remission, because there is NO CURE FOR LYME DISEASE!

Karen J. Rose's story :

The following is the testimony of Karen Rose's husband, James Martin, describing what Lyme Disease has done to his life as well those of myriad others. These types of accounts of what life is like with this US Government created biological weapon truly illustrate the nightmare that this government has created for so many of those who have endured pain and suffering well beyond what most people can possibly imagine.

James Martin's Testimony:

Last but not least is a written statement, which Dr. Joseph Burrascano, a pioneering researcher and world renowned expert in the treatment of chronic Lyme Disease, read before Senator Ted Kennedy and the US Senate Committee On Health. This statement describes the nightmare that all chronic Lyme Disease patients face in obtaining treatment for this biological weapon. It discusses the attack on physicians who treat this illness as well as the conspiracy that the US Health Insurance Industry is guilty of in denying Lyme patients coverage for proper treatment. In 2007, with Lyme Disease now becoming a pandemic, this problem is now worse than ever.

** I should also state that I was a patient of Dr. Burrascano's for eight years, and want to note the following items of importance:

1. On or about the year 1999 during an office visit, I had asked Dr. Burrascano if he thought Lyme Disease might be a biological weapon. His answer to me at the time was that he would not rule it out. Shortly before asking him this I had read the book "The Brucellosis Triangle" by Dr. Donald Scott which described Lyme Disease as a bioweapon, and documented irrefutable sources by way of the US Freedom Of Information Act, that this was indeed true. In the present day, Dr. Burrascano is a member of ILADS (The International Lyme Disease And Associated Diseases Society) whose position on Lyme Disease is that it is in fact a biological weapon!

2. The US Health Insurance Industry and the American Medical Association long ago conspired to destroy Dr. Burrascano and his medical practice by using the New York State Office Of Professional Medical Conduct to conduct a witchunt against him, based on trumped on up charges.

After several years of unreasonable and innpropriate investigations concerning his practice, Dr. Burrascano was exonerated of nearly all of the charges (and most certainly the most important ones), aftering spending a considerable sum of money for his defense.

However, mysteriously, after spending more than $100,000 to defend his practice and reputation, in 2006
( just a few years after the OPMC's investigation against him ended with his exoneration) he closed his practice. This makes no sense at all, given that he did not sell a practice that was doing several million dollars a year in business. He quite simply closed his doors after nearly two decades of treating Lyme Disease patients and building a reputation for being one of the top Lyme specialists on this planet.

Why did he do this?

Unfortunately, I believe that I have the answer for you. Those of you who are familiar with my Website know that the FBI and NSA have been conducting their COINTELPRO operations against me for nearly 3o years and in doing so, perpetrating the most outrageous violations of civil rights and due process of law ever documented.

It is my opinion that given the long-term illegal satellite spying that the FBI and NSA have been subjecting me to, that they picked up on information that could have been detrimental to Dr. Burrascano; information that in my opinion they used to coerce him to close his practice. This is in keeping with the FBI's maintenance of the status quo, and given that Dr. Burrascano's treatment protocol was more effective in putting Lyme patients into remission (as least some of them), the FBI sought to shut him down to appease the US Health Care Insurance Industry as well as the American Medical Association, both of whom wanted Burrascano put out of business and neutralized with extreme prejudice as a result of the following article that you are about to read:

The Lyme Disease Conspiracy by Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., M.D.

Reprinted from Senate Committee Hearing on Lyme Disease August 5, 1993

There is a core group of university-based Lyme disease researchers and physicians whose opinions carry a great deal of weight. Unfortunately many of them act unscientifically and unethically. They adhere to outdated, self-serving views and attempt to personally discredit those whose opinions differ from their own. They exert strong ethically questionable influence on medical journals, which enables them to publish and promote articles that are badly flawed. They work with government agencies to bias the agenda of consensus meetings, and have worked to exclude from these meetings and scientific seminars those with alternate opinions. They behave this way for reasons of personal or professional gain, and are involved in obvious conflicts of interest.

This group promotes the idea that Lyme is a simple, rare illness that is easy to avoid, difficult to acquire, simple to diagnose, and easily treated and cured with 30 days or less of antibiotics.

The truth is that Lyme is the fastest growing infectious illness in this country after AIDS, with a cost to society measured in the billions of dollars. It can be acquired by anyone who goes outdoors, very often goes undiagnosed for months, years, or forever in some patients, and can render a patient chronically ill and even totally disabled despite what this core group refers to as "adequate" therapy. There have been deaths from Lyme disease.

They feel that when the patient fails to respond to their treatment regimens it is because the patient developed what they named "the post Lyme syndrome". They claim that this is not an infectious problem, but a rheumatologic or arthritic malady due to activation of the immune system.

The fact is, this cannot be related to any consistent abnormality other than persistent infection. As further proof, vaccinated animals whose immune system has been activated by Lyme have never developed this syndrome. On the other hand, there is proof that persistent infection can exist in these patients because the one month treatment did not eradicate the infection.

Indeed, many chronically ill patients, whom these physicians dismissed, have gone on to respond positively and even recover, when additional antibiotics are given.

It is interesting that these individuals who promote this so called "post-Lyme syndrome" as a form of arthritis, depend on funding from arthritis groups and agencies to earn their livelihood. Some of them are known to have received large consulting fees from insurance companies to advise them to curtail coverage for any antibiotic therapy beyond this arbitrary 30 day cutoff, even if the patient will suffer. This is despite the fact that additional therapy may be beneficial, and despite the fact that such practices never occur in treating other diseases.

Following the lead of this group of physicians, a few state health departments have even begun to investigate, in a very threatening way, physicians who have more liberal views on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment than they do. Indeed, I must confess that I feel that I am taking a large personal risk here today by publicly stating these views, for fear that I may suffer some negative repercussions, despite the fact that many hundreds of physicians and many thousands of patients all over the world agree with what I am saying here. Because of this bias by this inner circle, Lyme disease is both underdiagnosed and undertreated, to the great detriment to many of our citizens. Let me address these points in more detail.


1. Under reporting: The current reporting criteria for Lyme are inadequate and miss an estimated 30 to 50% of patients. Some states curtailed their active surveillance programs and saw an artificial drop in reported cases of nearly 40%, leading the uninformed to believe incorrectly that the number of new cases of Lyme is on the decline. The reporting procedure is often so cumbersome, many physicians never bother to report cases. Some physicians have found themselves the target of state health department investigators. Finally, to many physicians and government agents rely on the notoriously unreliable serologic blood test to confirm the diagnosis.

2. Poor Lyme disease diagnostic testing: It is very well-known that the serologic blood test for Lyme is insensitive, inaccurate, not standardized, and misses up to 40 percent of cases, yet many physicians, including many of those referred to above, and the senior staff at CDC and NIH, insist that if the blood test is negative, then the patient could not possibly have Lyme. This view is not supported by the facts. Lyme is diagnosed clinically, and can exist even when the blood test is negative.

The Rocky Mountain Lab of the NIH, which is the country's best government laboratory for Lyme research had developed an excellent diagnostic test for this illness nearly 4 years ago, yet further work on it has been stalled due to lack of funding. Incredibly, if not for private donations of just $5,000 from the non-profit National Lyme Disease Foundation headquartered in Connecticut, then this reaseach would have had to be abandoned. An additional $30,000 was donated by this organization to allow them to continue other valuable projects relating to vaccine development and disease pathogenesis. Yet, many physicians believe that thousands of dollars of grant moneys awarded by the government to other, outside researchers is poorly directed, supporting work of low relevance and low priority to those sick with Lyme. In spite of this, their funding continues, and the Rocky Mountain Lab is still underfunded.

3. The university and Government based Lyme establishment deny the existence of atypical presentations of Lyme and patients in this category are not being diagnosed or treated, and have no place to go for proper care.

RESULTS: Some Lyme patients have had to see, as many as 42 different physicians often over several years, and at tremendous cost, before being properly diagnosed. Unfortunately, the disease was left to progress during that time, and patients were left forever ill, for by that time, their illness was not able to be cured. Even more disturbing, these hard line physicians have tried to dismiss these patients as having "Lyme Hysteria" and tried to claim they all were suffering from psychiatric problems!


1. Because the diagnosis is not being made, for reasons partly outlined above.

2. University based and government endorsed treatment protocols are empiric, insufficient, refer to studies involving inadequate animal models, and are ignorant of basic pharmacology. They are not based on honest systematic studies or on the results of newer information.

3. After short courses of treatment, patients with advanced disease rarely return to normal, yet many can be proven to still be infected and can often respond to further antibiotic therapy. Unfortunately, Lyme patients are being denied such therapy for political reasons and/or because insurance companies refuse to pay for longer treatment, upon the arbitrary and uninformed advice of these physicians, who are on the insurance company's payroll.

4. Long term studies on patients who were untreated or undertreated demonstrated the occurrence of severe illness more than a decade later, reminiscent of the findings of the notorious Tuskeege Study, in which intentionally untreated syphilis patients were allowed to suffer permanent and in some cases fatal sequelae.

5. The Lyme bacterium spreads to areas of the body that render this organism resistant to being killed by the immune system and by antibiotics, such as in the eye, deep within tendons, and within cells. The Lyme bacterium also has a very complex life cycle that renders it resistant to simple treatment strategies. Therefore, to be effective, antibiotics must be given in generous doses over several months, until signs of active infection have cleared. Because relapses have appeared long after seemingly adequate therapy, long term followup, measured in years or decades, is required before any treatment regimen is deemed adequate or curative.

6. When administered by skilled clinicians, the safety of long term antibiotic therapy has been firmly established.

The very existence of hundreds of Lyme support groups in this country, and the tens of thousands of dissatisfied, mistreated and ill patients whom these groups represent, underscores the many problems that exist out in the real world of Lyme disease. I ask and plead with you to hear their voices, listen to their stories, and work in an honest and unbiased way to help and protect the many Americans whose health is at risk from what now has become a political disease. Thank you.
By: Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., M.D. 139 Springs Fireplace Road East Hampton, NY 11937


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