The following letters written by Lyme advocate Carl Tuttle were written to rebut this Medscape article, which tries to make the reader feel sorry for researchers that have actively worked against Lyme patients and the doctors who dare treat them.  A few details about Leonard Sigal:

  • In the book “Cure Unknown,” Sigal actually bragged that the money he received as payments from the Insurance Defendants was a great fund for his children’s college educations
  • This testimony written by Lyme patient and advocate Kathy White for the Kansas Senate states these payments Sigal & others received deprived suffering patients from proper diagnosis, treatment, and insurance coverage
  • On August 12, 1996 Dr. Leonard Sigal gave a deposition and testified that he reviewed many Lyme disease files for insurance companies, almost always denied coverage, and charged $560 an hour to perform his work. He testified that he reviewed files for most of the Insurance Defendants …
  • The Insurance Defendants paid Dr. Sigal to improperly deny insurance coverage to Lyme disease patients and to improperly influence the treating doctors to not provide long-term treatment for chronic Lyme patients.

And this is information only on Sigal.  There is a litany of misdeeds done by The Cabal.  The Medscape article is like ripping a scab off of Lyme/MSIDS patients.  No wonder Tuttle took them to task.  Personally, I view Medscape as “yellow journalism.”  I only read it to understand how the enemy thinks.

Judge Dismisses Lyme Disease Lawsuit Against IDSA, Doctors, but the Ordeal Has Left Its Scars

Nov 6, 2021 — 

The following letter was mailed directly to Robert N. Brisco, Chief Executive Officer of WebMD, parent company of Medscape and forwarded to the editors of Medscape via email.  There was no response whatsoever from Medscape. Go figure!  If you are as outraged as I am over the continued collusion to deny chronic Lyme disease why not voice your opinion to the Medscape editors:


Judge Dismisses Lyme Disease Lawsuit Against IDSA, Doctors, but the Ordeal Has Left Its Scars
Tara Haelle October 25, 2021


“The cause of PTLDS [chronic Lyme] is still under investigation, and the evidence does not support the idea of a persistent bacterial infection.”

Dear Mr. Brisco,

In reference to the recent Medscape article above I would like to call attention to the following letter addressed to Brenda Fitzgerald, MD former Director of the CDC. As you know, culture is the diagnostic gold standard for many bacterial infections but there appears to be a double standard in the case of Lyme disease especially when it threatens a thirty-year narrative.

Postmortem examination to discover the cause of death also appears to have been thrown out the window when Lyme disease is involved.

Seronegative Lyme in which no one will test positive using the current twenty-five-year-old two-tier testing algorithm has been suppressed for decades.

And you wonder why patients have filed a lawsuit against the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)?

What are the chances that the information/references in my 2017 letter below addressed to Dr. Fitzgerald will find its way into a Medscape article?  For the record, there was no response from Fitzgerald, Redfield or current CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD.

Cc: Tara Haelle, Independent science/health journalist, Timothy Flanigan, MD Professor, Brown University, Leonard Sigal, MD, Berkshire Medical Center, Daniel McQuillen, MD, President of IDSA, Raymond J. Dattwyler, MD, Professor New York Medical College

Letter to Brenda Fitzgerald, MD Director US Centers for Disease Control:
———- Original Message ———-

Dear Dr. Fitzgerald,
Untreated strep throat leads to rheumatic fever which can cause irreversible heart damage but rapid culture tests for strep available in the primary care setting has virtually eliminated rheumatic fever and the life-threatening complications associated with that disease.

Misdiagnosed and untreated Lyme disease creates the same life-altering/life-threatening consequences but this has been hidden from the worldwide medical community and general population. Just ask Duke University Professor Neil Spector who required a heart transplant after his Lyme infection went four years untreated. Spector’s laboratory tests (serology) were repeatedly negative. Faulty/misleading antibody tests are the root cause of unimaginable pain and suffering.

Lyme disease is capable of producing sudden death with no warning signs; [1,2,3,] heart damage requiring transplant, [4] paralysis with seizures, [5] lymphoma [6] and persistent infection after antibiotic treatment [7, 8,9,10,11] along with congenital transmission [12] and ability to create wheelchair bound patients [13]. The last time we recognized a disease with this potential to cause serious harm, (Zika) the CDC wanted 1.8 billion for research. [14]

Quote from Senator Richard Blumenthal:

“Today for me culminates more than a decade of work and probably a decade more, because I’ve seen firsthand the devastating, absolutely unacceptable damage done by Lyme disease to individual human beings, Connecticut children and residents whose lives have been changed forever as a result of Lyme disease”


In regards to laboratory testing (culture), please see the following quote from Dr. Kenneth Liegner:

“In 1991 the Lyme disease organism, Borrelia burgdorferi, was grown from the cerebrospinal fluid of my patient Vicki Logan at the Centers for Disease Control in Fort Collins, Colorado despite prior treatment with intravenous antibiotics.  Her case made the front page of the New York Times Science Times in August of 1993.” -Kenneth Liegner, MD


Vicki Logan’s CDC Fort Collins Positive CSF Culture Report: (My personal Dropbox account):

Lyme patient Vicki Logan’s 1991 positive culture test performed by the Centers for Disease Control should have set off a red flag but was ignored while the focus remained on discrediting the sick and disabled Lyme patient population. [15]

Here are links to the seven page autopsy results of patient Vicky Logan showing histopathologic findings consistent with neurologic manifestations of chronic Lyme disease.

(Vicky Logan’s Autopsy results Page # 1 ,  2 ,  3 ,  4 ,  5 ,  6 ,  7 )

The destructive nature of Borrelia is evident in Vicky Logan’s liver (nutmeg liver), kidneys, heart, lungs and brain. The patient died after the insurer refused additional IV antibiotic therapy.

I would like to point out the following case study from Stony Brook Lyme clinic. I understand the patient received thirteen spinal taps, multiple courses of IV and oral meds, and relapsed after each one, proven by CSF antigens and/or PCR. The only way this patient (said to be a physician) remained in remission was to keep her on open ended clarithromycin- was on it for 22 months by the time of publication.

Seronegative Chronic Relapsing Neuroborreliosis.
Lawrence C.a · Lipton R.B.b · Lowy F.D.c · Coyle P.K.d
aDepartment of Medicine, bDepartment of Neurology, and cDivision of Infectious Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and dDepartment of Neurology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, NY., USA

Eur Neurol 1995; 35:113–117  (DOI:10.1159/000117104)


We report an unusual patient with evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection who experienced repeated neurologic relapses despite aggressive antibiotic therapy. Each course of therapy was associated with a Jarisch-Herxheimer-like reaction. Although the patient never had detectable free antibodies to B. burgdorferi in serum or spinal fluid, the CSF was positive on multiple occasions for complexed anti-B. burgdorferi antibodies, B. burgdorferi nucleic acids and free antigen.


For the past three decades, Lyme disease has been portrayed as hard to catch and easily treated [16] while those who control the narrative (through editorial censorship) refuse to recognize this pathogen as an antibiotic resistant/tolerant superbug by suppressing evidence of persistent infection. [17] This misclassification has all but eliminated government funding that should have been equal to or greater than AIDS or Zika which are also life-altering/life-threatening infections in need of cures.

What we are dealing with here is an antibiotic resistant/tolerant superbug but the focus over the past three decades (as seen in the Lancet article) has been to discredit the sick and disabled along with the practitioners attempting to help these patients as opposed to finding new antimicrobials effective in eradicating all forms of the Borrelia spirochete; L-forms, round bodies and persister cells.

The truth about this devastating disease has been kept from the public for 43 years and there are no Public Service Announcements informing the public that you could become horribly disabled or die from Lyme disease

A worldwide community of physicians has been influenced by the ongoing disinformation campaign aimed at promoting the idea that Lyme is little more than a nuisance disease as health agencies across the globe are blindly following what has been deceitfully established here in the U.S.

We are dealing with a life-altering/life-threatening infection with faulty/misleading antibody tests, inadequate treatment, no medical training and absolutely no disease control.

This has been a 43 year epic failure on the part of the CDC and now you inherited this travesty.

Will you continue to turn a blind eye to this 21st Century plague?

A response to this inquiry is requested.

Carl Tuttle
Independent Researcher
Lyme Endemic Hudson, NH USA
Reviewer, American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Lyme Disease: Call for a “Manhattan Project” to Combat the Epidemic
Raphael B. Stricker, Lorraine Johnson
Published: January 02, 2014DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.100379

Cc: Associate Editors, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

References: ( Please read them!)

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