by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio
Posted 2/4/22

NOTE: Please consult with your healthcare provider if you have questions about whether the COVID-19 vaccine is right for you or the treatment options available to you should you become ill.

To say that these last two years have been overwhelming is a massive understatement. With over 375 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, the virus that has swept the globe continues to be top-of-mind for many people. But despite the rise in numbers, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the long-term effects, the prevalence of and recovery from long COVID, and more specifically, how the virus affects people with Lyme disease.

To help you cope, we’ve rounded up some video insights and perspectives from Dr. Bill Rawls, MD, Medical Director of RawlsMD and Vital Plan to offer suggestions and sort through some of the lingering questions and concerns you may have about the pandemic. In time, we hope emerging research brings about a renewed sense of awareness for people struggling with chronic illness and bears additional healing opportunities for those with symptoms.

1. What Can I Do to Prepare My Body for the Vaccine if I Have Lyme Disease?

To prepare yourself for the COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Rawls emphasizes the importance of creating a healing environment to implement to give your body the tools it needs for recovery.

Creating a Healing Environment for the Body: Focus on sleep, Stick to a healthy diet, Suppress microbes with herbs, Reduce exposure to toxins, Exercise as tolerated, Practice stress reduction

2. Is There a Way to Track Healing from Lyme and Long COVID?

If you’re dealing with the symptoms of Lyme disease, coinfections, and long COVID, it can be a challenge to figure out which illness is causing you to feel lousy. In actuality, there’s a good chance it’s all of them due to an overtaxed, dysfunctional immune system that can no longer keep things in check.

Here, Dr. Rawls explains how the immune system works when invaded by microbes and how that infection can pop up later in life and cause illness.

Microbes, like Bartonella, Borrelia, and COVID, have a ‘Trojan-horse’ mechanism, where some of them stay alive inside of white blood cells. The white blood cell becomes a vehicle that carries them throughout the body and deposits them in low concentrations in tissues like the brain, joints, and heart.

3. Would Herbal and Detox Protocols be the Same for Lyme and COVID?

Detoxing is a common part of Lyme disease treatment. But what do you do if you’ve been diagnosed with Lyme, then COVID? Do you need to do things differently? Listen as Dr. Rawls discusses natural solutions, including several herbs with a range of antimicrobial and antiviral properties, which may be beneficial for people with both Lyme and COVID.

Herbal Therapy for Lyme and COVID: Andrographis, Garlic, Ginger, Chinese skullcap, Houttuynia, Isatis, Kudzu, Japanese knotweed, Reishi mushroom, Bupleurum, Chlorella, Turmeric, Bromelain

4. Are People with Lyme at Greater Risk of COVID? Is There Any Data?

In this short video clip, Dr. Rawls discusses the data (or the lack thereof) on whether people with Lyme are at a greater risk of contracting the virus than the general population. As long COVID garners widespread medical, research, and media attention, perhaps more funds will be allocated to similar overlapping conditions like tick-borne diseases and ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome).

Most people with chronic Lyme disease are really serious about protecting themselves against COVID.

5. What about Herbs for Viruses, Including COVID?

In addition to being vaccinated for COVID, Dr. Rawls shares the type of herbal therapy protocol he’s used to combat viral infections over the last decade. The program includes vitamin C and an array of herbs several times a day to augment the immune system and provide much-needed nutrients and resources to heal.

Dr. Rawls Protocol for Acute Infection: Stay hydrated. Get plenty of rest. Boost with vitamins and minerals. Load up on antimicrobial herbs.Avoid strenuous activity until you feel better.

The Bottom Line

Whether you’re dealing with the symptoms of Lyme disease, COVID, or both, create a healing environment, support your body with herbal therapy, vitamins, and minerals, and take the necessary precautions to give your immune system the support it needs to work toward recovery and better health. But be patient with yourself; healing often takes time, and your immune system is always working on your behalf to make it happen.

Dr. Rawls is a physician who overcame Lyme disease through natural herbal therapy. You can learn more about Lyme disease in Dr. Rawls’ new best selling book, Unlocking Lyme.
You can also learn about Dr. Rawls’ personal journey in overcoming Lyme disease and fibromyalgia in his popular blog post, My Chronic Lyme Journey.



Many great insights in this article; however, I caution you to think long and hard before agreeing to becoming a Guinea Pig in the greatest experiment upon the human populace.  A few points of consideration regarding COVID shots:

  • These mRNA injections, which don’t stop transmission or infection, have caused more adverse reactions and deaths than any other vaccine in the history of VAERS.
  • A Big Pharma Exec has admitted that these injections are gene therapy, not vaccines.
  • The shots work by turning your body into a toxic spike protein manufacturing plant which can’t be controlled, and nobody knows the ramifications of this.
  • Despite the mainstream media and corrupt public health ‘authority’ narrative, “vaccinated” people are in fact dangerous to others by having a false sense of security, yet transmitting the virus and forcing the virus to mutate into different variants. Israel and the UK are perfect examples as severe cases and deaths there are among the “vaccinated”
  • variants are not as dangerous and are less virulent which is always the case in infectious diseases
  • the epidemic is OVER in many countries worldwide, yet governments are forcing these injections upon their citizens which is tyranny against medical freedom, which Lyme/MSIDS patients should care about.
  • These shots actually may facilitate disease and death
  • the WHO’s statement that herd immunity will be achieved when 80% of the population is “vaccinated” is not based on science and should be considered null and void
  • immunologist Dolores Cahill states once you’ve been infected and have recovered you have antibodies FOR LIFE
  • Dr. Bhakdi based on new scientific evidence states:
    • your immune system is your best defense against SARS-CoV-2
    • if you have been infected, even if you experienced no symptoms at all, you are immune to all variants
    • we have already reached herd immunity
    • there is no scientific reason to vaccinate against SARS-CoV-2
    • there is no benefit and the rollout must be stopped
  • a Spanish team has been reporting graphene oxide entering the brain, and is causing Guillain-Barré syndrome, and that is eating up the myelin, the coating on the nerves
  • the reality is THE “VACCINE” DOESN’T WORK – we are surrounded by propaganda
  • there is an electromagnetic field that is engineered, a lipid nanoparticle that is being manufactured by this company called Acuitas Therapeutics of Canada, who are providing it to Pfizer/BioNTech & Moderna.
  • These nanoparticles have three components:
    • phospholipids (a fat)
    • ferrous oxide
    • polyethylene glycol. This goes into your brain. It can cross the blood-brain barrier. Normally, it shouldn’t, but it can go and pass into your brain.  And there is also this graphene oxide. Basically, everything about this injection is poisonous: not just messenger RNA and spike protein, which cause inflammation and can be integrated into your DNA, but also the graphene oxide.
  • Lyme/MSIDS patients often already struggle with blood issues and hypercoagulation/clotting.  The injections also cause this, exacerbating the problem.
  • And on top of it all, there are many, many effective treatments for COVID, thereby nullifying the need for a vaccine.
  • The question must be asked, why would you purposely beef up your immune system to take a shot(s) that hurts your immune system by causing blood clotting and repeated chronic inflammation, things that Lyme/MSIDS patients already suffer from?