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Ask the Experts II

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ASK THE EXPERTS II | Oracle Films | CoviLeaks | 2021 BBC Panorama Response

Ask the Experts II provides a platform to some of the world’s most outspoken and heavily censored medical professionals to express their views on the validity of the global pandemic, the safety & efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, masks and the other precautionary measures that have been so readily integrated into our everyday lives.

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COVID Long Haulers & Lyme Disease

https://globallymealliance.org/long-haul-covid-19-brings-attention-to-persistent-lyme/

by Jennifer Crystal

This past January, the New York Times published an article entitled “What if You Never Get Better From Covid-19?”. Many Lyme patients sent it to me in frustration. “This is just like Lyme disease!” they exclaimed. “We haven’t gotten better, either. Why is everyone talking about COVID long-haulers when we’ve been suffering for years?”

I hear that frustration. I also think it’s precisely this attention on long-haul COVID that will finally shed light on, and bring credibility to, persistent Lyme disease.

In fact, the article itself draws comparisons between COVID-19 and Lyme disease, as well as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). As with Lyme disease, the cause of ongoing COVID-19 symptoms is now under investigation: is it ongoing infection? Is it a post-acute syndrome? Is it an immune response? These are questions that have echoed in the Lyme world for years, causing polarizing debate that leaves some patients fighting for validation, diagnosis, and treatment.

Now, that struggle is coming out of the echo chamber and into the limelight—pun intended—in a world that has newfound understanding of long-term illness and its effects. Words like “immunocompromised” and “long-hauler” were not part of the general lexicon before COVID-19, even though they’ve been part of Lyme patients’ vocabulary for years. Now these words are vernacular, and that’s good news for Lyme patients, ME/CFS patients, and anyone else struggling with a complex illness that strikes different patients in different ways. As the article states, “The Lyme problem is underrecognized but immense.” One silver lining of a horrific pandemic that has killed half a million Americans and left countless others still struggling is that it’s bringing recognition to illnesses that have long caused long haul suffering.

Indeed, just a few weeks after the aforementioned article was published, New York Times Opinion Columnist Ross Douthat wrote “Long-Haul Covid and the Chronic Illness Debate: What persistent Covid cases might have in common with chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease, and why it matters”. A Lyme patient himself, Douthat wrote, “Living through the coronavirus era after spending so many years in the world of Lyme disease is a strange experience because you can see all kinds of different pieces of the tick-borne epidemic refracted strangely in the Covid pandemic—disputes over testing, mysterious and shifting symptomatology, expert failures and medical populism, and controversies around what it means when the disease just hangs around indefinitely.”

Even back in spring 2020, when COVID-19 testing difficulties were at their height, people were taking notice of the similarities to Lyme disease. I was interviewed on this topic for an article on Undark.org called “In the Uncertainties of Lyme Testing, Lessons for COVID-19”.

One important distinction that Douthat notes between long-haul COVID and Lyme, ME/CFS and other illnesses is that “we’re taking the lived experience of long-haul [COVID] patients seriously—probably because we have so many of them all at once—instead of treating them as weaklings or hypochondriacs.”

To that, I can speak personally. For years before I was diagnosed with Lyme disease, babesiosis, and ehrlichiosis, I fought just for people to believe that I was sick; that my flu-like fatigue, insomnia, hallucinogenic nightmares, trembling hands, difficulty concentrating, systemic hives, and fevers were not psychosomatic. Then, once I was properly diagnosed, I fought for understanding from people who literally did not believe in my illness—as if a documented physical disease is simply an opinion or mystical power one can choose to believe in or not.

Conversely, when I first developed COVID-19 symptoms in March 2020, not one person questioned whether I actually had COVID-19, even though I had a (false) negative test. No one said, “Oh, you must have something else” or, “It must just all be in your head.” They knew that my shortness of breath, dry cough, low-grade fever, and loss of taste and smell meant COVID-19. When the positive antibody test came back in June, it was simply validation of what everyone already knew to be true.

When I had COVID-19, I only had to fight to get well, not to be believed.

What a difference that validation meant, as I discussed in my “Comfort in Solidarity” post. I want that type of understanding for all Lyme patients, in all stages of illness. I believe the COVID-19 pandemic will help get us there.

GLA is offering a free webinar, “COVID-19 Vaccines and Lyme Patients: What You Need to Know” on March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. You can register here.

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Opinions expressed by contributors are their own.

Jennifer Crystal is a writer and educator in Boston. Her memoir about her medical journey is forthcoming. Contact her at lymewarriorjennifercrystal@gmail.com.

 

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**Comment**

She was ill with something, but it is uncertain if she truly had COVID based on two things: it’s never been isolated and proven to cause disease, as well as the fact antibody as well as PCR testing is as bad if not worse than Lyme.  How can you have something that hasn’t been proven to exist and cause illness?  

This is truly the foundational issue that most are bypassing.  Our public ‘authorities’ have been getting away with this forever.

There is an inaccuracy in the Times article which states there are 329,000 people infected with Lyme per year. The CDC just upped that number to 476,000.

There were; however, important issues exposed by the Times article, but I don’t hold the same optimism Crystal does. If our public ‘authorities’ can bamboozle nearly the entire American populace with a ‘virus mania’ dating back decades, and convince them to take the jab on an experimental, fast-tracked injection that hasn’t been proven to be safe or effective, doesn’t stop transmission or infection, changes your DNA, can monitor and track you, and is said by whistleblowers to cause sterility, has caused 40 times more deaths in Israeli elderly and 240 times more deaths in the younger ages in the 5 week vaccination period than the virus itself, and the death of 25% of German nursing home residents, I highly doubt this same populace will embrace the complexity of Lyme/MSIDS.

I’d love to be proven wrong.

In my experience, the only forward progress we’ve made has been when we’ve done the work ourselves with independent researchers unaffiliated with government funding.

New Vaccine Developed By Massachusetts Doctor To Prevent Lyme Disease in Humans

https://www.fieldandstream.com/story/hunting/lyme-disease-vaccine/

New Vaccine Developed By Massachusetts Doctor to Prevent Lyme Disease in Humans

Clinical Studies have begun for making your enjoyment of the outdoors a lot easier.

By Tom Keer

March 1, 2021

A Massachusetts doctor may have discovered a shot that will prevent Lyme disease in humans.  the drug received federal approval from the Food and Drug Administration to be tested on people at the end of 2020.  The Phase 1 clinical trial on 66 human subjects began last week.  If effective, the shot will be available in Spring 2023.

Dr. Mark Klempner of Massachusetts Biologics at the UMASS Medical School has been working on a cure for Lyme disease for a decade.  (See link for article)

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**Comment**

You may recognize the name of Klempner.  That’s because his  flawed study is still being used to keep chronically sick Lyme/MSIDS patients from extended treatment.  ILADS points out that the Klempner trial relied on average treatment effects, employed small samples (ranging from 37-129), and excluded over 89% of patients who sought to enroll.

Dr. Klempner has been in this game a long, long time.  

He was also the director the BU Biodefense Laboratory.

Excerpt:  

In February 2003, Boston University (BU) submitted a proposal to the NIH to construct a facility with the highest-risk level bioweapons research laboratory (called a BSL-4 laboratory) that would be sited within the BU Medical Center. The medical center is located in a dense, urban neighborhood with a majority of low-income and minority residents nearby. The process of proposal development, site selection and subsequent approval for funding took place in secret, without informing and consulting the local community. The site selected for the laboratory was pre-determined prior to BU undertaking a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) mandated environmental impact review and without involving the surrounding residential and working community – all in violation of federal policy. Nonetheless, NIH approved BU Medical Center’s proposal for $128 million.

But I’m sure this is all purely coincidental.

We are told his ‘pre-exposure prophylaxis’ (PrEP) delivers anti-Lyme antibodies, and they are “unlike vaccines” which trigger the immune system to produce antibodies. PrEP supplies the antibodies directly and kills the bacteria before a person becomes infected.  You would need the jab every single year as it only lasts 9 months.

Before you believe everything they say, you might want to read this.

As you can clearly see, this injection contains OspA, the same outer surface protein found to cause severe adverse reactions in the first Lyme vaccine called Lymerix.  (Please read about the bitter history of how our public ‘authorities’ eliminated from the Western blot two Bb proteins, outer surface protein A (OspA), from which LYMErix was made, and outer surface protein B (OspB), the intended component of next-generation vaccines. This has kept the sickest from being diagnosed.)

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These people notoriously repackage their ideas and hope we won’t notice. We may be sick but we aren’t dumb.

WI Public Hearing Tomorrow: Consumer Access to Complementary and Alternative Health Practitioners Bill – Submit Testimony Now

Great News Wisconsin!

Public Hearing Tomorrow for Consumer Access to Complementary
and Alternative Health Practitioners bill!

Take Action and Submit Testimony Now!

A public hearing has just been scheduled for March 3rd at 10 am for the Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practitioners Exemption bill (SB 98/AB 86) in the Senate Insurance, Licensing and Forestry Committee!  Please click here to write to your own legislators asking them to support the bill.  Then, please prepare and submit testimony in support of the bill too (details below).

When passed, Wisconsin will join eleven other states in protecting the thousands of wonderful complementary and alternative practitioners who are providing great services to health seekers in Wisconsin.  To refresh your memory:This bill was introduced last session (2019 AB 546/SB 492). It passed the Assembly Health Committee, the Assembly floor and the Senate Committee on Health before stalling in the Senate due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, this legislation was moved aside and was not addressed before the end of the legislative session.

What the Bill Does:
SB 98/AB 86 is a bill to protect your access to services provided by practitioners of complementary and alternative health in Wisconsin such as herbalists, traditional naturopaths, nutritional consultants, homeopaths, Reiki practitioners and many more.  This exemption bill will make it possible for practitioners to provide their services without fear of being charged with practice of medicine without a license as long as they avoid a list of prohibited acts in the bill such as the use of prescription drugs, or puncture of the skin, and as long as they give out proper disclosures.

What you can do:

1. Take Action here to send a message of support for SB 98/AB 86 to your personal legislators.  Please take the time to write a personal note on your letter as this will have a greater impact with the legislator or send the letter we have provided. Start building a relationship with your personal Senate and Assembly Representatives.

2. Call your legislators to leave a message reiterating your support of SB 98/AB 86.  Identify who your legislators are here by entering you address in the box under “Who are my legislators?” and click “Find your Legislator”.  Use their contact info to leave a message with each office letting them know why you support SB 98/AB 86.

Note: if your legislator is a sponsor of the bill, say Thank You!  Current sponsor and cosponsors of the bill include 14 Representatives (Dittrich, Horlacher, Kitchens, Murphy, Mursau, Schraa, Skowronski, Wichgers, Zimmerman, Callahan, Edming, Sortwell, Moses and Rozar) and 3 Senators (Felzkowski, Kooyenga and Bernier).
The message for your personal legislators: “As a constituent of [Senator/Assemblymember] [Insert Legislator’s Last Name] I want [him/her] to know that I support SB 98/AB 86, a bill Protecting Consumer Access to Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practitioners.  SB 98 has been scheduled for a hearing on March 3 in the Senate Insurance, Licensing and Forestry Committee.  Please tell the [Senator/Assemblymember] that I want [him/her] to please vote yes on the bill when it is heard on the floor of the [Senate/Assembly].

[Insert your own brief reason why you support access to complementary and alternative health care (i.e., I depend on complementary and alternative health care for myself and my family and I want Wisconsin law to protect my rights as a consumer to a free and educated choice in health care providers.)] Thank you.”

3. Prepare Your Testimony for the Committee. It’s so important for legislators to hear from the public on a bill.  Your story could be just what a legislator needs to hear in order to vote in favor of the bill.  Written testimony should be given to the Committee in person but we can collect your written testimony and deliver it the day of the hearing.  Please send it to rosanne.lindsay@gmail.com and Nathan.Halbach@huschblackwell.com and we’ll deliver it to the committee for you. 

Note: Due to COVID restrictions and the size of the hearing room, the committee is requesting written testimony over in-person testimony.  They are not allowing virtual testimony at this time.  Therefore, your written testimony is that much more important.  A few sentences about why you support SB 98/AB 86 is all that’s needed.  Please draft and submit it asap.

4. Spread the word about SB 98/AB 86.  Please forward this email to your friends and family so they can Take Action to support SB 98/AB 86 too.

THANK YOU for your commitment to Health Freedom!  If you have questions, contact us at info@nationalhealthfreedomaction.org

Attention Wisconsinites: Your Action is Needed (Time Sensitive)

SUPPORT AB 23 and AB 25 Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates by State and Local Health and Employers

Dear Wisconsin NVIC Advocacy Team Members, 

Your action is needed to support two good bills that are scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics on Wednesday, March 3, at 10:00 AM. 

AB 23 would prohibit the Department of Health and local health officials from mandating COVID-19 vaccines and AB 25 would prohibit employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment.  These are companion bills to SB 4 and SB 5 that passed the Senate Committee on Human Resources on 1/21/2021.  We need these bills to pass on the Assembly side too.

ACTION NEEDED:

  1. Attend the hearing on 3/3/2021 beginning at 10:00 AM in North Hearing Room (2nd Floor North) and offer testimony in support of AB 23 and AB 25. Social distancing guidelines may limit seating available in the North Hearing Room. Individuals who testify in-person may be asked to leave the room following their testimony, allowing other people to enter the room for testimony. Time limits may be imposed to allow all registrants an opportunity to testify. Additional public access may be provided through an overflow room and the State Capitol Rotunda. Members of the public may submit testimony and hearing slip information to the chairman at rep.wichgers@legis.wi.gov See agenda and  Information on how to testify at a public hearing.  There is no virtual option for individuals who wish to speak but are unable to attend.
  2. If you are unable to attend in person, you can submit written testimony to William Neville, Clerk for the Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics at William.Neville@legis.wisconsin.govCopies of your written testimony will be distributed to committee members.  
  3. Contact members of the Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics and ask them to support AB 23 and AB 25.  See contact information and talking points below. 
  4. Contact your own Wisconsin State Assembly Representative and them to support AB 23 and AB 25.  If you do not know who your State Representative is, register/login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal at http://NVICAdvocacy.org.  Click on the STATE TEAMS tab and select your state. Their name is displayed on the right side of the page and you can click on their name for contact information. You can also search here. Talking points are posted below.
  5. Sign up to get NVIC’s Wisconsin “Heads Up” text alerts by texting “Wisconsin” to 202-618-5488.
  6. Login to the NVIC Advocacy Portal OFTEN to check for updates and forward this email to family and friends.  Please ask them to register and share their concerns with their legislators as well. 

Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics

Representative Wichgers (Chair) – (608) 266-3363 or (888) 534-0083

Representative Thiesfeldt (Vice-Chair) – (608) 266-3156 or (888) 529-0052

Representative Allen – (608) 266-8580 or (888) 534-0097

Representative Ramthun – (608) 266-9175 or (888) 534-0059

Representative Magnafici – (608) 267-2365 or (888) 534-0028

Representative Murphy – (608) 266-7500 or (888) 534-0056

Representative Hebl – (608) 266-7678

Representative Pope – (608) 266-3520 or (888) 534-0080

Representative Cabrera – (608) 266-1707 or (888) 534-0009

Emails

Rep.Wichgers@legis.wisconsin.govRep.Thiesfeldt@legis.wisconsin.govRep.Allen@legis.wisconsin.govRep.Ramthun@legis.wisconsin.govRep.Magnafici@legis.wisconsin.govRep.Murphy@legis.wisconsin.govRep.Hebl@legis.wisconsin.govRep.Pope@legis.wisconsin.govRep.Cabrera@legis.wisconsin.gov

TALKING POINTS (personalize these to explain why passing these bills is important to you and your family) 

  1. AB 23 and AB 25 need to be passed to prevent COVID-19 vaccine mandates from denying law abiding healthy citizens the ability to work or participate in society.
  2. COVID-19 vaccine mandates are already happening. Atria Senior Living is requiring all 14,000 of its employees across 26 states, to receive 2 COVID-19 vaccines by May 1, 2021 as a condition of employment. A Wisconsin nursing home has already started laying off employees for refusing COVID-19 vaccines. The mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania signed an executive order  requiring all city employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The Los Angeles Unified School District is requiring COVID-19 vaccines before students can return to the classroom.
  3. Recent surveys of hospital staff, healthcare workersessential workersnursing home stafflong term care employees, and firefighters report responses in range from 20-60% saying they would not take a COVID-19 vaccine.  AB 23 and AB 25 are needed to protect critical public safety and care infrastructures in Wisconsin which would otherwise be severely compromised as those who don’t want the vaccine will leave these areas of the workforce.
  4. As of 2/18/21, there have already been 19,907 COVID-19 Vaccine adverse events and 1,095 COVID-19 Vaccine deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. Some short-term and all long-term risks of new COVID-19 vaccines are still unknown. When there is risk, there has to be informed consent and the right to refuse a vaccine without penalty.
  5. In the absence of protective state laws like AB 23 and AB 25, there are no state or federal employee protection exceptions to employee vaccine mandates for all vaccines for reasons of conscience objections to all the vaccines being given to adults.
  6. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission affirms the legal right of an employer to exclude the employee from the workplace even if an employee cannot get vaccinated for COVID-19 because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief and there is no reasonable accommodation possible. The state will have to step in and protect employees’ right to delay or refuse vaccines.
  7. While the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) allows employees to decline Hepatitis B Vaccines, and OSHA and many labor unions have expressed opposition to annual influenza vaccination policies that do not include religious and/or personal objection exemptions, there are far too many gaps in protection for employees to refuse vaccines for work.
  8. People injured by a COVID-19 vaccine have little recourse. Vaccine manufactures and providers are shielded from liability through the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, or PREP Act. This federal law establishes that the only option for compensation for COVID-19 vaccine victims is the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). Only eight percent of all petitioners since 2010 have been awarded compensation through the CICP. No legal or medical expert fees are covered, no pain and suffering is awarded, lost wages are capped at $50,000, and there is no judicial appeal. Vaccination must be voluntary.  

Sincerely,

NVIC Advocacy Team
National Vaccine Information Center
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