Lawmakers push for Lyme disease research as tick population climbs

Changing climate conditions help drive up number of cases, as infecting insects thrive in warm, humid environments
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States, appearing in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Edwin Remsberg/VWPics via Getty Images file photo)
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States, appearing in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Edwin Remsberg/VWPics via Getty Images file photo)

Posted July 14, 2021 

Tick-borne disease is on the rise across the nation, and lawmakers are pushing to invest more this year in diagnostics and research to help the hundreds of thousands of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year.

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States, appearing in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Roughly 476,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of actual infections is likely higher, experts say, as many infected people do not receive a test and Lyme disease tests are often inaccurate.

Although under diagnosed, Lyme costs the U.S. health care system more than $1.3 billion in direct U.S. medical costs, according to estimates, and tens of billions more in indirect medical costs.

“People know somebody who has Lyme, or they have constituents that have come to talk about it, and they all have the same story: It’s very difficult to diagnose and very difficult to treat,” Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a Congressional Lyme Caucus member, said in describing a recent groundswell of Capitol Hill interest.

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The problem with this article is many of the premises are inaccurate yet continually touted as established facts.

  1. Ticks are marvelously ecoadaptive.  They are impervious to weather.  If they are stressed they will hide under leaf-litter, snow, mulch, plants, etc.  When conditions are better, out they come. Independent research has proven this but has been ignored because the ‘climate change’ agenda is powerful and backed by a lot of money and powerful people/institutions who profit from it.
  2. Ticks are not the only creatures to be concerned about, and the only source of transmission, yet again the sole focus upon ticks continues to this day.
  3. The fact there isn’t accepted treatment should indicate there is a sordid back-story that isn’t being told by our corrupt public health ‘authorities.’ Similarly to COVID, there are effective treatments (although admittedly individually determined) that continue to be ignored, censored, and denied.  This has gone on for over 40 years and continues to this day.
  4. The fact testing isn’t reliable also indicates a fundamental flaw in this story.  Due to the false stance taken on this complex illness, and the fact the only accepted research is done by a conflict-riddled Cabal, we remain and will continue to remain in the Dark Ages with Lyme/MSIDS.
  5. The federal government is always whining about needing more money, despite the fact the CDC’s operating budget has averaged about $7.2 billion per year since 2016. It’s budget was $10 billion in 2008 before Congressional investigations found that the agency wastes millions and spends lavishly.  For example, It spent:
    • $106 million on a visitor center
    • $5.1 million on audio-video integrations
    • $18 million on a video production studio
    • $1.7 million to “fact-check”television shows like “ER,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “House”
    • The CDC spent its AIDS and HIV Prevention fund in 2007 on erotic writing, a drag queen contest, and a San Francisco workshop called “how to flirt with greater finesse.”
    • The CDC is NOT a neutral government agency, and has its own private slush fund called the CDC Foundation. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given $2.3 million so far to the CDC in 2021. You can see all Gates to CDC contributions here, and only the United States government gives more to the World Health Organization than the Gates Foundation.
    • The CDC Foundation’s other donors come from pharmaceutical companies and big tech firms such as Bayer, Facebook, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck. They sell drugs and don’t care about public health. These relationships are incestuous – for example, former CDC chief Julie Gerberding left her position at the CDC to become President of Merck’s vaccine division.
  6. Regarding the increasing tick population, it is highly probable our own government is partially if not wholly to blame. (This is another reason they push the climate agenda. It’s a slight of hand to stop us from asking relevant questions.)
  7. The reference to COVID must be addressed. The only reason it is considered a ‘pandemic’ is due to the WHO changing the definition 1 month before the Swine Flu ‘pandemic’ that wasn’t, and taking away the criteria that it is highly deadly – because COVID is not highly deadly, with the vast majority being asymptomatic or mild cases.
  8. The push for more federal funding to go to the exact people who have done nothing for Lyme/MSIDS patients for over 40 years is illogical.  I completely disagree that the “lack of funding contributes to major knowledge gaps surrounding the disease.”  What is causing major knowledge gaps is scientific bias and conflicts of interests.  Until those are dealt with, we will get no where.
  9. It is well established that early detection is imperative; however, doctors due to the IDSA guidelines continue to take a “wait and see” approach, delaying life-saving treatment.  These same people refuse to treat people with obvious Lyme rashes and make up all kinds of excuses.  And, of course, many never see or get the rash at all.
  10. While I surely do not have all the answers, one thing I do know: giving our corrupt public health ‘authorities’ more money to continue doing biased research is NOT the answer.  They’ve been using sick patients to raise monies for their own nefarious ends for far, far too long.  Insanity is doing something over and over and expecting different results. Time to take our precious pennies and put them toward independent research.
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