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Bioweapons Expert Speaks Out & Pentagon Unit A1266 Studies Bioterrorism Agents in Kazakhstan & Collects 40,000 Ticks

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/04/09/biolabs-in-ukraine

Bioweapons Expert Speaks Out About U.S. Bio labs in Ukraine

April 9, 2022

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Story at-a-glance

  • According to bioweapons expert Francis Boyle, Russia’s accusation that Ukraine is conducting U.S.-funded bioweapons research appears to be accurate
  • If true, everyone involved is subject to life in prison under the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989
  • According to Boyle, the U.S. government and Pentagon have had a “comprehensive policy” to “surround Russia with biological warfare laboratories” and “preposition biological weapons” there for use against them
  • The problem with trying to make a distinction between “biodefense” and “biowarfare” is that, basically, there is none. No biodefense research is purely defensive, because to do biodefense work, you’re automatically engaged in the creation of biological weapons, and all dual use research can be used for military purposes. SARS-CoV-2 may be the result of such dual use research
  • Boyle believes we can hold the culprits behind the SARS-CoV-2 bioweapon accountable by asking local prosecutors to convene a grand jury to seek the indictment of those responsible for the pandemic for murder and conspiracy to commit murder

Excerpts of article:

“InfoWars” host Owen Shroyer interviews Francis Boyle, Ph.D., a Harvard educated lawyer and bioweapons expert with a Ph.D. in political science, about the biolabs in Ukraine, which Russia claims are engaged in U.S.-funded bioweapons research.

While the U.S. has vehemently denied Russia’s accusations, Boyle says that based on what he’s discovered so far, the labs in Ukraine are all conducting biological warfare research — including ethnic-specific biological weapons — at the behest of the U.S. Pentagon, just as Russian authorities are claiming.

Go here for a background on biolabs in Ukraine.
Go here for background on Metabiota, a U.S. firm with ties to WEF, DOD & is implicated in a cover-up.

According to Boyle, the justification that the labs are for bio defense and health purposes is nothing but a façade for the fact that they’re conducting offensive biological warfare research with genetic research, gain-of-function and synthetic biology.

And if it is so innocent, why did the US embassy remove all evidence of Obama constructed Ukraine bio weapons labs from its website?

When asked what the motive behind this kind of research might be, Boyle highlights two potential reasons:

  1. a global “Nazi cult” that wants rid the world of certain ethnic groups, hence the focus on DNA-based ethnic-specific weapons. Please see this video of Dr. Ariyana Love on this topic as well as this supporting evidence
  2.  money – made on the research and creation of biological weapons, and money made on the supposed cures, be they vaccines or therapeutics

Boyle states that because our federal government has been captured by those who seek to destroy the U.S. from within, it’s highly unlikely federal authorities, even judges, will ever enforce the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act, but that we need to go to our local prosecutors, states’ attorneys, district attorneys, county attorneys, etc., who have been empowered by the 10th amendment and are accountable to the people of the community. These elected officials can convene a grand jury and return indictments for murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He recommends a two-step plan – the first of which is aimed at those responsible for the COVID ‘pandemic,’ and the second of which is aimed for those behind the COVID shots.  Go here to see the list of 27 State AGs Suing Biden Administration Over Vaccine Mandates.

I highly recommend following Boyle’s advice and contacting your State Attorney General.  Here is more information including a sample letter:  Letter to AG and the felony indictment notice:  https://www.davidmartin.world/attorney-general-document (This document clearly lays out the criminal conspiracy of COVID)

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July, 2020

Pentagon Unit A1266

Bioterrorism Agents in Kazakhstan

https://veritybase.info/pentagon-unit-a1266-studies-bioterrorism-agents-in-kazakhstan/  Full article & pictures Here

By Dilyana Gaytandzhieva

SUMMARY:

The U.S. military biological research program in Kazakhstan started in 2008 and the Pentagon has spent more than $300 MILLION on two bio labs in this former Soviet country doing risky biological research. The two labs are:

  • Central Reference Laboratory in Almaty (also known as Kazakh Scientific Center of Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases (KSCQZD)
  • Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems (RIBSP) in Otar

These labs are just two of the many Pentagon labs in 25 countries across the world. They are funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) under a $2.1 billion military program – Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP), and are located in former Soviet Union countries such as Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine, the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.

Unit A1266 and local scientists have collected 40,000 ticks from 13 regions in Kazakhstan. Why Kazakhstan? It borders Russia and China – the main rivals of the U.S.

They have isolated four bio-agents that post a serious bio-terrorism threat. The following bio agents have the potential to be engineered for mass aerosol dissemination and used as bioweapons:

A US Air Force C 17 cargo plane transported plague samples, a priority Pentagon project, from Kazakhstan the the U.S. as well as anthrax, tularemia, and coronavirus.  Plague has been developed as an aerosol weapon by several countries in the past.  The Pentagon project from 2015-2018 & funded by the DOD, showed all bat guano samples screened were positive for coronaviruses. 

More recently, Project GG-21, a five year long project with a possible 3 year extension studies “Arthropod-borne and zoonotic infections among military personnel in Georgia.”  Blood samples looking for the following pathogens will be obtained form 1,000 military recruits during their physical exam at the Georgian military hospital:

  • Bacillus anthracis
  • Brucella
  • CCHF virus
  • Coxiella burnetii
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Hantavirus
  • Rickettsia species
  • TBE virus
  • Bartonella species
  • Borrelia species
  • Ehlrichia species
  • Leptospira species
  • Salmonella typhi
  • WNV

The project report states:

“all volunteer deaths will be promptly reported (usually within 48 h of the PI being notified) to the Georgian Military Hospital and WRAIR.

The author of the article points out that simply testing blood for antibodies cannot cause death, which raises the question why this statement is even given.

The results will NOT be given to the study participants and the samples will be stored at the controversial and heavily guarded Lugar Center, a U.S. funded (2.1 BILLION) Pentagon bio lab in the country of Georgia, known for laboratory incidents and scandals surrounding the US drug giant Gilead Science‘s Hepatitis C program which has resulted in at least 248 deaths. The cause of death in the majority of cases has been listed as unknown, internal documents have shown.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has funded a similar project involving soldiers in Ukraine code-named UP-8, which will look at the spread of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus and hantaviruses in Ukraine as well as the potential need for differential diagnosis in patients with suspected leptospirosis. The project started in 2017 and was extended until 2020, internal documents show.

This project will also collect blood samples from 4,400 healthy soldiers in Lviv, Kharkov, Odesa and Kyiv. 4,000 of these samples will be tested for antibodies against hantaviruses, and 400 for the presence of antibodies against Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus. The results of the blood testing will also not be provided to the study participants.

The project report also states:

serious incidents, including deaths should be reported within 24 hours. All deaths of study subjects that are suspected or known to be related to the research procedures should be brought to the attention of the bioethics committees in the USA and Ukraine.”

But, again, simply testing blood does not cause deaths or serious incidents – begging the question, are these soldiers being infected and then tested?

Similarly to “vaccine” manufacturers, DTRA-sponsored scientists have full indemnity if they cause deaths or injuries to the local population.

For more:

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2022/01/24/we-do-need-an-overhaul-of-public-health-just-not-the-way-walensky-wants/ And due to typical CDC bungling of every single thing it touches, there’s been a call for a public health overhaul.  Unfortunately, the Data Modernization Initiative’’ — a CDC plan to strengthen the health surveillance infrastructure will:

  • unify public health data systems at the state and federal levels
  • “help” states hire staff to work on data collection & analysis (using $3 BILLION CDC funds)
  • create a “Travelocity”-like system where a “cloud-based” framework would allow staff to quickly analyze data and understand what is happening in real-time. WHO minion Dr. Harari, a real life Dr. Evil, states “intelligent design, not created by “some God above the clouds,” “but our intelligent design,” and the “intelligent design of our Clouds, the IBM Cloud, the Microsoft Cloud, these are the new driving forces of evolution.”
  • This centralization and monopolization of health data will give the CDC even more power and authority, and sounds like a perfect prelude to global “vaccine” passports
The CDC already rules both research and the medical profession with an iron fist and medical freedom is increasingly under fire.

Nearly every single detail about the current COVID “White House Plan” is flawed.  Walensky wants to create an even more powerful federally based health system which further forces people into a box with no options or individualization, and which would be a top down approach where independent doctors wouldn’t stand a prayer of a chance.  As it is, independent doctors who dare defy the accepted narrative are being hunted down and persecuted.  These medical renegades are branded as giving “misinformation,” and Walenski’s plan would only amplify this polarization, and would take away the already few options for desperate patients.

 

“Super-Fast” Lone Star Ticks Showing up in New Places

https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-sci-super-fast-lone-star-ticks-are-showing-up-in-new-places/

LYME SCI: “Super-fast” lone star ticks are showing up in new places

March 30, 2022

By Lonnie Marcum

The lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) has been rapidly expanding its range, from the Southern United States into the Northeast and Midwest.

This tick is a major vector of several viral, bacterial, and protozoan pathogens affecting humans, pets, livestock, birds and other wild animals in the United States. In some Midwestern states, it is commonly known as the “turkey tick” due to its association with wild turkeys. (Childs and Paddock, 2003)

Currently, the lone star tick is known to transmit human ehrlichiosis, tularemia, Heartland virus, Bourbon virus, Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI) and rarely Rocky Mountain spotted fever—one of the deadliest tick-borne diseases in the US.

People bitten by a lone star tick may also develop alpha-gal syndrome—a severe allergy to meat and meat-related products.

A recent crowdsourced science project has documented the largest increase of the lone star tick in decades. Researchers documented new tick encounters in over 300 counties—including six new counties in western states—where these ticks had not been documented before.

TickSpotters program evaluates photos

In a study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, researchers at the University of Rhode Island (URI) evaluated over 9,500 photos submitted between 2014-2019 to the TickSpotters surveillance program.

To document the changes, researchers first identified the ticks in the submitted photos, then logged the county each was reported from. They used this method to plot the geographic ranges of three medically important U.S. tick species: Amblyomma americanum, Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus. The last two are the vectors for Lyme disease.

More than 5,000 photographs of the lone star tick were received from over 1,000 counties across the US. Of those, 341 counties had no previous record of lone star ticks. The largest expansion of the lone star tick was seen in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

In addition, the lone star tick was reported in several counties in the western US, a region not typically associated with these ticks. Notably, it was found in six new counties in California, four counties in Colorado and one new county each in Idaho, Oregon and Utah.

“The causative drivers of these upturns are complex, but have a lot to do with increased host availability, warming temperatures, and moisture availability,” researcher Heather L Kopsco, PhD, told Entomology Today,

Female lone star ticks are identifiable by a single silvery-white spot on the center of their back (scutum.) The male lone star tick is slightly smaller, with varied white streaks or spots around the margins of its body.

Finding Heartland virus in Georgia

Another recent study published in the CDC journal “Emerging Infectious Diseases” found lone star ticks infected by Heartland virus in Georgia. The article points out several major knowledge gaps and the complexity of diseases carried by the lone star tick. (Romer et al, 2022)

“Heartland is an emerging infectious disease that is not well understood,” says Emory University’s Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec PhD, senior author of the study.

Interestingly, the genetic analysis of the Heartland virus from Georgia shows that it is 2%-5% different from previous genetic sequences of the virus.

“These results suggest that the virus may be evolving very rapidly in different geographic locations, or that it may be circulating primarily in isolated areas and not dispersing quickly between those areas,” Vazquez-Prokopec says.

The Heartland virus wasn’t officially named until 2009. However, the CDC has since found evidence of it in wild animals in at least 13 states, including stored samples from deer dating back to 2001. (Clark et al, 2018)

Because the initial symptoms of these tick-borne viruses resemble the flu, and tests for it are not readily available, it is likely being undetected and underreported in humans.

Quick and aggressive

The lone star tick moves quickly and aggressively, says Thomas Mather, PhD, Director of the TickEncounter Resource Center and co-author of the URI study.

“It is super-fast. It can move from below your knees to the top of your head in a matter of seconds.” Mather says it is the tick most frequently found attached to humans in the South.

The greatest risk of being bitten by the adults exists in early spring through fall. Lone star ticks are found mostly in woodlands with dense undergrowth and around animal resting areas, where they will quest on tall grass and low hanging branches.

Nymphal ticks quest lower to the ground but also move fast. If you encounter a patch of larvae, you’ll find they may latch on by the hundreds. Tick Encounters recommends using sticky duct tape to remove these larvae as soon as possible.

Expanding range

The range of the lone star tick in North America has increased dramatically over the past 30 years. Large numbers have been recorded as far to the northeast as Maine, as far to the southeast as Florida, as far south as Mexico and as far west as Colorado. Recently, patchy encounters have also been noted in Canada and the West coast.

Diseases carried by lone star ticks

The following is a list of symptoms of diseases caused by the bite of the lone star tick per the CDC.

Alpha-gal Syndrome (AGS)

Reactions can include:

  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Swelling of the lips, throat, tongue, or eye lids
  • Dizziness or faintness
  • Severe stomach pain

Symptoms commonly appear 2-6 hours after eating meat or dairy products, or after exposure to products containing alpha-gal (for example, gelatin-coated medications). Personal products that use ingredients containing “hydrolyzed protein,” lanolin, glycerin, collagen, or tallow are particularly problematic.

AGS reactions can differ from person to person and range from mild to severe. Anaphylaxis (a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction involving multiple organ systems) may need urgent medical care.

People may not react after every alpha-gal exposure.

Seek immediate emergency care if you are having a severe allergic reaction.

Bourbon Virus

Scientists are still learning about possible symptoms caused by this virus.

People diagnosed with Bourbon virus disease had symptoms including:

  • fever
  • tiredness
  • rash
  • headache
  • other body aches
  • nausea, and

Patients with Bourbon virus will have low blood counts for cells that fight infection and help prevent bleeding.

There is no medicine to treat Bourbon virus disease. Doctors can only treat the symptoms. For example, some patients may need to be hospitalized and given intravenous fluids and treatment for pain and fever. Antibiotics don’t work against viruses.

Ehrlichiosis

Signs and symptoms of ehrlichiosis typically begin 1-2 weeks after the bite of an infected tick. Left untreated, ehrlichiosis can be fatal. Early treatment with doxycycline is highly effective.

Early signs and symptoms (the first 5 days of illness) are usually mild or moderate and may include:

  • Fever, chills
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite
  • Confusion
  • Rash (more common in children)

About a third of people with ehrlichiosis report a rash, which can look like red splotches or pinpoint dots. This typically develops five days after the fever begins.

Early treatment can reduce your risk of developing severe illness, which can include:

  • Damage to the brain or nervous system (e.g. inflammation of the brain and surrounding tissue (called meningoencephalitis))
  • Respiratory failure
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Organ failure
  • Death
Heartland Virus
  • Most people infected with Heartland virus experience fever, fatigue, decreased appetite, headache, nausea, diarrhea, and muscle or joint pain. Many require hospitalization.
  • Some people also have lower than normal counts of white blood cells (cells that help fight infections) and lower than normal counts of platelets (which help clot blood). Sometimes, liver enzymes are elevated.
  • It can take up to two weeks for symptoms to appear after an infected tick bite.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Early signs and symptoms are not specific to RMSF. However, the disease can rapidly progress to a life-threatening illness.

Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Lack of appetite

While almost all patients with RMSF will develop a rash, it often does not appear early in illness, which can make RMSF difficult to diagnose. RMSF rash usually develops 2-4 days after fever begins. The appearance of the rash can vary widely. Some rashes look like red splotches and some look like pinpoint dots.

Some patients who survive severe RMSF may be left with permanent damage, including amputation of arms, legs, fingers, or toes (from damage to blood vessels in these areas); hearing loss; paralysis; or mental disability.

Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI)

It is not known whether antibiotic treatment is necessary or beneficial for patients with STARI. Nevertheless, because STARI resembles early Lyme disease, physicians will often treat patients with oral antibiotics.

The rash of STARI is a red, expanding “bull’s-eye” lesion that develops around the site of a lone star tick bite. The rash usually appears within seven days of the tick bite and expands to a diameter of three inches or more. The rash should not be confused with much smaller areas of redness and discomfort that can occur commonly at the site of any tick bite.

Patients may also experience fatigue, headache, fever, and muscle pains. The saliva from lone star ticks can be irritating; redness and discomfort at a bite site does not necessarily indicate an infection.

Tularemia

The signs and symptoms of tularemia vary depending on how the bacteria enter the body. Illness ranges from mild to life-threatening. All forms are accompanied by fever, which can be as high as 104 °F.

“Ulceroglandular” is the most common form of tularemia and usually occurs following a tick or deer fly bite or after handing an infected animal. A skin ulcer appears at the site where the bacteria entered the body. The ulcer is accompanied by swelling lymph glands, usually in the armpit or groin.

LymeSci is written by Lonnie Marcum, a Licensed Physical Therapist and mother of a daughter with Lyme. She serves on a subcommittee of the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. Follow her on Twitter: @LonnieRhea  Email her at: lmarcum@lymedisease.org.

References

Childs JE, Paddock CD. (2003) The ascendancy of Amblyomma americanum as a vector of pathogens affecting humans in the United States. Annu Rev Entomol. 48:307-37. doi: 10.1146/annurev.ento.48.091801.112728. Epub 2002 Jun 4. PMID: 12414740.

Clarke, L. L., Ruder, M. G., Mead, D. G., & Howerth, E. W. (2018). Heartland Virus Exposure in White-Tailed Deer in the Southeastern United States, 2001-2015. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 99(5), 1346–1349. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0555

Guzmán-Cornejo C et al (2011) The Amblyomma (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae) of Mexico: identification keys, distribution and hosts. Zootaxa 2998:16–38

Kopsco HL, Duhaime RJ, Mather TN. (2021) Crowdsourced Tick Image-Informed Updates to U.S. County Records of Three Medically Important Tick Species. J Med Entomol.  11:tjab082. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjab082. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33973636.

Monzón, J. D., Atkinson, E. G., Henn, B. M., & Benach, J. L. (2016). Population and Evolutionary Genomics of Amblyomma americanum, an Expanding Arthropod Disease Vector. Genome biology and evolution, 8(5), 1351–1360. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evw080

Riemersma KK, Komar N. (2015) Heartland Virus Neutralizing Antibodies in Vertebrate Wildlife, United States, 2009-2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 21(10):1830-3. doi: 10.3201/eid2110.150380. PMID: 26401988; PMCID: PMC4593439.

Romer, Y., Adcock, K., Wei, Z., Mead, D. G., Kirstein, O., Bellman, S….Vazquez-Prokopec, G. M. (2022). Isolation of Heartland Virus from Lone Star Ticks, Georgia, USA, 2019. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 28(4), 786-792. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2804.211540.

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Steinke J, Platts-Mills T, Commins, S. (2015) The alpha-gal story: lessons learned from connecting the dots. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 135(3): 589-96.

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**Comment**

Great, informative article.  I disagree with the notion that the climate is causing tick movement and proliferation of disease – here’s why:

Ticks will be the last species on the planet besides the IRS.

Pathogens From the Pentagon Biosafety Labs in Ukraine Revealed

**UPDATE March 24, 2022**

If you are wondering WHY the US has funded bioweapon labs in the Ukraine, The National Pulse just gave an expose’ showing an investment firm (Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners – or RSTP) directed by Hunter Biden & Christopher Heinz (stepson of climate czar John Kerry) partnered with Ukrainian researchers ‘isolating deadly pathogens’ using funds from Obama’s Defense Department.  RSTP gave $20 MILLION to the Ukraine in 2015.

This isn’t the first time The National Pulse exposed important links.  In July 2021, it revealed the connection between Metabiota, Hunter Biden, Nathan Wolfe (linked to the Global Virome Project, EcoHealth, World Economic Forum and Jeffrey Epstein) and the pandemic-linked EcoHealth Alliance which worked closely with Anthony Fauci’s NIAID and the notorious Wuhan laboratory. See the following for a three part series on these connections:

  • Part 1: products and services Metabiota sells, who their customers are and how badly they handled the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2015.
  • Part 2: common links between USAID, US DOD & Metabiota. How EcoHealth is linked to the CIA, the Wuham Lab, and the development of the spike protein bioweapon while Metabiota is linked to US military biolabs in Ukraine often run by experts in biologial weapons and biological terrorism.
  • Part 3: Metabiota’s investors.  Metabiota signed agreements with Munich Reinsurance Co., and In-Q-Tel, Inc. IQT, located in Arlington, Virginia supports the US intelligence community and was created by the CIA in 1999.  IQT backed Silicon Valley’s Google apps and possibly Facebook.

A 2016 “Trilateral Meeting in Ukraine” with the Ukraine, Poland and the U.S. focused on ongoing cooperative projects in research, surveillance, and diagnostics with the following zoonotic diseases:

  • avian influenza (natural reservoir is wild birds, but it can be transmitted from human to human as well as from animals)
  • leptospirosis (a spirochete found in soil and water that can be spread from animals to humans and was found in ticks in 2015)
  • Crimea Congo hemorrhagic fever  (spread by ticks and human to human contact and also is a bioweapon)
  • brucellosis (a cousin to Bartonella that can be airborne, making it a perfect bioweapon)
  • it also appears anthrax was studied in the Ukraine in 2014 (primarily a disease of herbivores, humans contract it directly or indirectly from animals or animal products. It’s high on the list of potential biological warfare agents and bioterrorism)

This video created in 2018 shows the heavily guarded Lugar Center, a U.S. funded (2.1 BILLION) Pentagon bio laboratory in the country of Georgia.  Also shown is a map with military bio labs in former Soviet countries including the Ukraine, but also the Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa. Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva has been investigating the Pentagon labs in 25 countries around the world and has been given rare access to internal emails and memos from insiders.  Locals describe accidents in workers that were swiftly covered up.

https://rumble.com/vx9h00-there-are-25-us-funded-biolabs-in-ukraine.html  There are 25+ US-funded biolabs in Ukraine, which if breached, would release & spread deadly pathogens to US/world. We must take action now to prevent disaster. US/Russia/Ukraine/NATO/UN/EU must implement a ceasefire now around these labs until they’re secured & pathogens destroyed.

Tularemia, a tick-borne infection is listed.

While critics state U.S. funding only pays for equipment and research, which are managed locally and without U.S. involvement, Pentagon official Robert Pope admits it is possible that not all biological pathogens of mass destruction were destroyed in the Ukraine which was part of the former Soviet Republic, but that the infrastructure to produce weapons is no longer there.

“Scientists being scientists, it wouldn’t surprise me if some of these strain collections in some of these laboratories still have pathogen strains that go all the way back to the origins of that program.”  ~ Robert Pope

“If I were an intelligence analyst working for the Russian government, I would have to conclude that these laboratories, not knowing their purpose or intent, did represent a strategic threat to the Russian state and a potential biothreat risk. I can’t see how anyone wouldn’t conclude that.” ~ Dr. Malone

This news story states mainstream media, without any verification what so ever, has regurgitated verbatim a Pentagon “fact sheet” that these labs were created to fight TB and various live-stock diseases.  Then they stated they were “securing them,” and finally said they have been “eliminating” Soviet bioweapons since 2005.  The only problem is that was 17 years ago….

Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald breaks down Nuland’s testimony here.

Further, Zerohedge just came out with an article, “10 Signs the War in Ukraine is Part of the Great Reset”. They are:

  1. The war is causing unprecedented disruption to global supply chains, exacerbating fuel shortages and inducing chronic levels of inflation.
  2. The war’s economic fallout will lead to a dramatic downsizing of the global workforce.
  3. The war has significantly reduced Europe’s reliance on the Russian energy sector and reinforced the centrality of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ‘net zero‘ emissions which lies at the heart of the Great Reset.
  4. Food shortages will offer a major boon to the synthetic biology industry as the convergence of digital technologies with materials science and biology will radically transform the agricultural sector and encourage the adoption of plant-based and lab-grown alternatives on a global scale.
  5. Russia’s exclusion from SWIFT foreshadows an economic reset which will generate precisely the kind of blowback necessary for corralling large swathes of the global population into a technocratic control grid.
  6. The war marks a major inflection point in the globalist aspiration for a new international rules-based order anchored in Eurasia.
  7. With speculation mounting over the war’s long term impact on bilateral trade flows between China and Europe, the Russia-Ukraine conflict will catapult Israel – a leading advocate of the Great Reset – to even greater international prominence.
  8. Digital IDs are a central plank in the WEF’s Great Reset agenda and are to be streamlined across industries, supply chains and markets as a way of advancing the UN 2030 SDGs and delivering individualised and integrated services in future smart cities.
  9. Europe is directly in the line of fire once a hybrid war between NATO and the Sino-Russia axis is underway.
  10. Economic implications will be so disastrous that governments and the public sector will require a significant injection of private capital to address the financing shortfall.

A recent article by investigative journalist Janet Phelan, author of, At the Breaking Point of History: How Decades of U.S. Duplicity Enabled the Pandemic, details that under a politically binding agreement, the US is mandated to report any labs involving the US to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), but that the US has been remiss in doing so, and failed to report pivotal changes in domestic biological weapons legislation, which gave the US immunity from violating its own bioweapons laws, which is a big no, no.  The article details her unsuccessful attempts to find out just how many US labs are in the Ukraine, as well as the fact her presentation to the BWC which accused the US with intention to launch a pandemic made an impact with Russian journalists, while US reporters were silent.  She not only attempted to get answers from the BWC but from the UN, both of which are also silent. In this interview, Phelan states Biden lied about U.S. biological & chemical weapons stockpile. Clandestine U.S.-funded biolabs developed COVID-19. The gene sequence of COVID-19 was patented by Moderna in 2017 proving the virus is a man-made bioweapon.

https://drjessesantiano.com/pathogens-from-the-pentagon-biosafety-labs-in-ukraine-revealed/

Pathogens from the Pentagon BioSafety labs in Ukraine revealed

The Ukrainian Ministry of Health today denies the presence of US Bio-safety labs in Ukraine. On their government website, which is amazingly still up and running even with the Russian invasion, they say

We refute Russian fakes about “military-biological programs.”

The Ministry of Health denies reports in the Russian media about alleged “emergency clean-up of traces of the US military-funded military-biological program” and “destruction of particularly dangerous pathogens” at the Poltava and Kharkiv Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We emphasize once again that there are no “American laboratories” on the territory of Ukraine. All laboratory facilities that exist in Ukraine have a common goal – the indication and identification of infectious agents that have significant epidemic potential and / or international significance and are subject to international health regulations.

Also, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine draws attention to the fact that in the published documents, there is no particularly dangerous strain, which is so actively reported by the media of the aggressor.

This article refutes the Ukrainian Ministry of Health point by point.

There are US military-funded Biological laboratories in Ukraine

Could it be that it is all a “conspiracy theory”? No. It is not. The US Embassy in Ukraine has a website about its Biological Threat Reduction Program (See link for article)

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**Comment**

Well now, this might explain some things…..

Before you write this off, MSM actually reported on this back in 2015.  There have been numerous outbreaks right in the vicinity of these labs.  Private US contractors have been given diplomatic immunity for transporting deadly pathogens and human blood as “diplomatic cargo.” While MSM claims all of this isl false, they fail to debunk it. Now the US embassy official website is removing all evidence of Ukrainian bioweapons labs.

Remember when the ‘powers that be’ and the media immediately squelched any admission of US involvement with COVID?  Watch this news report for a reminder:

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Gravitas: US officials knew about China’s Wuhan cover-up?

March 10, 2021

Newly published documents from the US embassy in China reveal that US officials were aware of China’s cover-up in Wuhan. They flagged China’s incomplete health bulletins in January 2020.

Fauci knew everything yet nothing was revealed publicly.
If you lie for one issue, what’s to stop you from lying about another issue? Fauci’s been lying for 40 years.

Please note this news story hails from India.  The US press is not only mute on Fauci’s corrupt dealings but he’s their media darling.

Circling back to the Ukraine:

Important quote:

All laboratories on the list state that the Donor is the US Department of Defense. If these laboratories are for health, why is the Department of Human and Health Services or Centers for Disease Control not involved?

https://mobile.twitter.com/Valkyrie20201/status/1501460998078840833

The same biolabs that the US always denied existed / knew nothing about? U.S. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland – US working with Ukraine to prevent biological research facilities from falling into Russian hands confirming the existence of those labs.

The Russian ministry alleges it received documents that showed the Ukrainian Ministry of Health sent instructions to all biological laboratories in February to urgently destroy the stored stocks of dangerous pathogens such as plague, anthrax, tularemia, and cholera.

US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 8:

“Uh, Ukraine has, uh, biological research facilities,” she answered nervously while fiddling around with a pen. “We are working with the Ukrainians to prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces.” Rubio then asked a follow-up, leading-the-witness-type question to redirect animosity and anger towards Russia.  Source

Nuland, who worked in the Bush II, Obama, and Biden administrations has been involved with the Ukraine since before the 2014 coup, and the Nunn-Lugar Act of 1991 specifically provides funding for biological weapons labs in Ukraine. 

A leaked January 28, 2014 recording of a phone call between Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt not only revealed that Nuland helped orchestrate the coup, but also hand-picked the new government after President Viktor Yanukovych was removed from office. Nuland placed new Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on that perch, declaring “f*ck the EU” as she cut them out from providing any input on the Ukraine regime change.

Interestingly, the Russian News Agency (TASS) that first reported on the biological weapons labs in Ukraine has a partnership with Pfizer-owned Reuters.

Nuland, described by some as the “Forrest Gump of US foreign policy” has been a key player in four presidencies, and held a background role in the Benghazi scandal, sending an email insisting removal of CIA talking points noting that they could be used to “beat the state department for not paying attention to agency warnings.”  She has been heavily involved in the domestic affairs in the Ukraine since 2013.  Biden was also involved with the coup.  Nuland went on to become entangled with Christopher Steele – ex-British spy and author of the infamous dossier at the center of “Russia Gate,” who was instrumental in vilifying Russia and in shaping the US State Department’s Ukraine policy. Just yesterday, Donald Trump is suing Hillary Clinton and Steele (for damages & a jury trial) for the dossier, which was paid for by the Clinton campaign & the DNC, which he states was a plot to “weave a false narrative” that he was colluding with Russian actors.  Special counsel Rober Mueller found no evidence of conspiracy or coordination between Trump and the Russians and many claims were confirmed as false while others have never been proven.

Hopefully this thickening plot demonstrates that nearly everyone is complicit in some fashion or another. If only the “good guys” wore white hats and the “bad guys” wore black.  One thing’s for sure: “good guys” are increasingly hard to find.

SUMMARY:

  • The Russian Minister of Defense states components of biological weapons are being developed in the Ukraine in close proximity to Russian territory.
  • Please see top link for the list of pathogens.
  • Dr. Santiano states that bacteria in the medical field are limited to genus and species only and that the additional letters and numbers suggest these listed pathogens are not your everyday strain
  • He also states that if the labs are sponsored by the CDC, it’s likely that the pathogens were collected from patients globally but since the DOD sponsors them, they are most likely engineered and weaponized.
  • While antibiotics are effective for the pathogens listed, if they are bioweaponized or mutated to be antibiotic resistant, they won’t work.  Also, it’s harder for the immune system to get a new virus or bacteria under control.
  • The bacteria listed can infect the lungs, intestines, and skin.
  • Notably absent in the pathogens “to be destroyed” are numerous pathogens causing outbreaks around the labs in the Ukraine in previous years. Their absence might indicate that only 1 document was intercepted and there’s more out there.
  • Go here for info on these outbreaks, a map of the labs and where they are located, as well as information on how according to the 2005 Agreement between the US DoD and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Ukrainian government is prohibited from public disclosure of sensitive information about the US program and Ukraine is obliged to transfer to the US Department of Defense (DoD) dangerous pathogens for biological research. The Pentagon has been granted access to certain state secrets of Ukraine in connection with the projects under their agreement.
  • Also, he has an updated list of COVID articles well worth your time as well as COVID treatments.

Fact sheets featured on the U.S. Embassy of Ukraine website, found via Internet Archive, link to several documents detailing what appears to be U.S. government investments for select laboratories in Ukraine.

The fact sheet (pdf) for the Kharkiv Oblast Laboratory Center, for example, has a paragraph that reads: “USG Investment – Total cost of laboratory: USD$1,638,375 (USD$1,195,398 for Design & Construction; USD$442,977 for lab equipment and furniture).” Another line reads “Donor—the Department of Defense of the United States of America.”

Fact sheets for the other 10 laboratories have similar paragraphs.

The Pentagon didn’t respond to a request for comment by press time.  Source

If there’s one thing I’ve learned traveling the pot-holed riddled journey of Lyme/MSIDS, it’s that things are rarely as they seem and often far more complex There’s always at least two sides to every story and often many more. Now, after the use of COVID to tyrannically lockdown the world, take away individual freedoms and rights, censor dissenters by bullying, name-calling, and persecution, and using mainstream media to push only one accepted narrative, I question everything and trust few. The evidence our own government has funded and patented  nearly every aspect of COVID for monetary gain is prolific.  The evidence COVID and COVID shots are bioweapons is strong enough for a full-fledged, transparent investigation, which will never occur.  All we have to do is look at Lyme/MSIDS as an example – a 40 year debacle that just continues on unabated.

Keep an open mind and refuse to jump on any bandwagon.

Unfortunately, despite continued forthcoming information, even Lyme organizations are picking sides:  NatCapLyme Stands with Ukraine.  And now Pfizer says it will stop clinical trials in Russia and donate all of its profits from the country to humanitarian aid efforts in Ukraine. (The Hill)

I highly recommend “Biolab Narrative Accused of Laying Ground for False Flag Attack; Biden Warns of WWIII.”  This hour long March 13, 2022 presentation shows the complexity of what is taking place.

I also highly recommend the following unbiased news story presenting the very real information war:

http://  Approx. 8 Min

March 12, 2022

Gravitas Plus: Why the West is winning the Information War

First, it influenced elections. Now Big Tech is directing the course of conflicts. It’s pushing the western narrative & suppressing Russia’s. Platforms have become battlefields, data has been weaponized. Palki Sharma Upadhyay exposes the West’s monopoly on information flow.

And just today another tech company called Discord is attacking “health misinformation,” which of course is subjective and a blatant form of censorship. A person in charge of moderating Discord’s server states this puts him in a position of being a justice of the Supreme Court which has to interpret obscure passages. He also points out:

They ban pro-Russia propaganda while excusing pro-Ukraine propaganda. They censored claims that COVID came from a lab (which turned out to be plausible), while also censoring people who questioned CDC guidance (some of which turned out to be false). Fact-checkers labeled defenses of Kyle Rittenhouse false while the media defamed him. It is banned to say ivermectin treats COVID, but it is legal to call it a “horse de-wormer” (The drug also is prescribed for humans, so this makes about as much sense as ridiculing penicillin as “fungus”). The official sources they use to determine truth have lied or repeated lies about every issue from inflation to Jussie Smollett.  Source

In November 2020, the FBI raided a Project Veritas Journalist’s home. Project Veritas, using investigative journalism, has exposed damning information on the COVID injections.  Some examples:

  • FDA exec states “Biden wants to innoculate as many people as possible.”  As well as, “Almost a billion dollars a year going into FDA’s budget from the people we regulate.”
  • Military Documents about gain of function contradict Fauci testimony under oath.
  • Pfizer scientist states “Your antibodies are probably better than ‘vaccination.'” Scientist also admits COVID antibodies pass “through the umbilical cord” to child during pregnancy and that Pfizer’s jab “just doesn’t work” in some people.
  •  A nurse whistleblower on record stating there was possible botched administration of COVID “vax” on children, and that “some got the wrong one.”
  • Whistleblower shows leaked Pfizer internal emails from the chief scientific officer and senior director which state, “We want to avoid having the information on the fetal cells floating out there.”
  • Two J&J employees caught stating kids shouldn’t get COVID shots, but adults who don’t comply with mandates should be ‘inconvenienced.’ One states, “don’t get the Johnson & Johnson [COVID shot], I didn’t tell you though.”
  • FDA economist on record stating, “Go to the unvaccinated and blow [COVID shot] it into them. Blow dart it into them.  Also states, “I think there needs to be a registry of people who aren’t ‘vaccinated’, although that’s sounding very [much like Nazi] Germany.”
  • Four nurse whistleblowers come forth:
    • Doctor on camera stating: “The government doesn’t want to show that the darn ‘vaccine’ is full of s _ _ t.” The same doctor admits seeing myocarditis due to the ‘vaccine’ but states, “But now, they’re not going to blame the ‘vaccine.'” The doctor then states, that they are not reporting, “because they want to shove it under the mat.” 
    • Nurses on camera admitting that they have seen “a lot” of people that got sick with side-effects after the shots.
    • When asked about who is reporting to VAERS about the reactions a nurse states, “nobody, because it takes a half an hour to write the d _ _ n thing.”
    • Nurse came forward due to the death of a colleague who survived working in a COVID unit who was forced to take the jab to keep her job. The colleague didn’t want to take the shot.
Welcome to the muddy waters of “The New Normal,” where black is white and up is down.

For more:

With Three Invasive Tick Species Thriving in Connecticut, State Scientist Warns of Major Public Health Hazard

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-ct-more-ticks-20210816-eafwrhehkbhspacc7r5qrw4m4m-story.html

With three invasive tick species thriving in Connecticut, state scientist warns of major public health hazard

Stratford, Ct. - 08/13/2021 - Dr. Goudarz Molaei, with Connecticut's Agricultural Experiment Station, searches for ticks trapped on a canvas dragged through shoreline vegetation. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com
Stratford, Ct. – 08/13/2021 – Dr. Goudarz Molaei, with Connecticut’s Agricultural Experiment Station, searches for ticks trapped on a canvas dragged through shoreline vegetation. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com (Mark Mirko/The Hartford Courant)

State scientist Goudarz Molaei pulled a square of cloth through brush and grass on the Stratford coast recently, then stopped and pointed to a crawling smear of larvae on the white fabric.

The tiny arachnids were either Gulf Coast or lone star ticks, two of three invasive species, along with the Asian long-horned tick, that have recently established footholds in Connecticut.

First seen only in pockets near the coast, the blood-sucking, disease-carrying ticks have spread into other parts of the state. Compared with past years, many more worried residents and visitors have submitted ticks to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, mostly deer ticks that may carry Lyme disease, Molaei said. The tally so far in 2021 is 4,700 tick submissions to the testing laboratory, compared with a total annual average of 3,000 submissions.

Milder winters and warmer temperatures overall are helping the ticks survive and thrive in Connecticut.

“This is going to be a major public health concern in the near future, if it is not already,” Molaei said.  (See link for article)

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**Comment**

Important takeaways:

  • Previously only .2% of submitted ticks were lone star ticks which increased to 4.2% this year. They transmit ehrlichiosis, STARI, spotted fever rickettsiosis, tularemia, Alpha-gal allergy, and Heartland and Bourbon Viruses.
  • The researcher states that it’s a matter of time before the entire state of Connecticut will be infested with Asian long-horned tick – the tick that can reproduce by cloning. It is supposedly less attracted to human skin but can spread diseases that make both animals and humans seriously ill.
  • The Gulf Coast tick overwintered successfully in Connecticut but currently is limited to coastal areas.  Thirty percent tested there were infected with rickettsiosis, which is similar to but less serious than Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
  • The deer tick, or blacklegged tick transmits Lyme disease and is active any time temperatures are above freezing.  All life stages bite humans.
  • The following percentages of ticks were sent to the Experiment Station this year:
    • 72.8% deer ticks (32% were positive for Lyme, 10% for Babesia, 4% for Anaplasmosis – and 2% tested positive for at least 2 disease agents concurrently)
    • 23.1% American dog ticks
    • the rest were lone star ticks

Tickborne Illnesses in Finland

https://www.lymedisease.org/ticks-finland-2/

TOUCHED BY LYME: Tick-borne illnesses in Finland

April 28, 2021

Guest blogger C.M. Rubin interviews two European scientists about the prevalence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections in Finland.

The Global Search for Education: Finland — Ticks

by C M Rubin as featured in the Huffington Post

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium transmitted to humans via a tick bite. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) claims that Lyme Borreliosis is the most common and fastest growing infectious illness in the United States. The disease can cause a variety of flu-like symptoms such as fever, achy joints, fatigue and headache. Additionally, Anaplasmosis/Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Bartonella, Tularemia, and more recently, Borrelia Miyamotoi (a distant relative of Lyme Borreliosis) are other recognized tick-borne infectious diseases in the United States.

Experts have been unable to agree for decades on whether a case definition called chronic Lyme disease exists. Yet, some Lyme victims, even after taking the standard treatment of antibiotics, continue to suffer from long-term and often serious health problems for years after they first contract the disease. Does chronic Lyme disease exist, or is the condition which some patients experience an autoimmune or nervous system response triggered by the infection, or indeed is it a bit of both? These are some of the major questions researchers are trying to figure out as they take on the enormous challenges of identifying better Lyme diagnostic tools and treatment plans for what is becoming a growing global public health crisis.

Today in The Global Search for Education, I take a look at tick-borne illnesses in Finland. I am joined by Docent Jarmo Oksi, Finland’s leading researcher in the field of Lyme disease, who is based at the University of Turku in Finland. In addition, I welcome Markku Kuusi, Chief Medical Officer from Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare.

2013-04-25-cmrubinworldticks1400.jpg“The weakness of the Finnish surveillance system is that we don’t collect any clinical information on patients, we only get notifications from laboratories.” — Markku Kuusi
What is the annual incidence of Lyme disease in Finland and in Europe at large?Jarmo: Laboratory reports on Lyme Borreliosis cases (based on positive serology) have doubled in 10 years and are now about 1,500. The estimated number of Lyme Borreliosis infection cases is about four times this number — i.e. estimated incidence in Finland is 5,000-6,000 annually (population 5.5 million), which is about 100 per 100,000 inhabitants per year. However there are areas in the Southwestern Archipelago with incidence of 1000 per 100,000 inhabitants per year.

Markku: Based on the National Infectious Disease Register, the incidence of Lyme disease in Finland has been about 30/100,000 during the past few years. In terms of the annual incidence in other Nordic countries, in Norway it has been about 6/100,000 and in Denmark, 1 – 2/100,000. It is hard to believe that there is such a difference in actual incidence, so that is why I believe the diagnostic criteria are truly different. The weakness of the Finnish surveillance system is that we don’t collect any clinical information on patients, we only get notifications from laboratories; so it is difficult to say whether the symptoms of our cases really are compatible with Lyme Borreliosis.

Would you comment on the annual incidence of any of the other tick-borne illnesses which are endemic in Finland in addition to Lyme.

Markku: Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE) is another important tick-borne disease in Finland. The incidence has been particularly high on Aland Island and therefore TBE vaccination is included in the national immunization program. Before the vaccination program, the annual incidence was up to 100/100,000 population. Now it has decreased substantially. It seems that in other parts of Finland (apart from Aland Island), the incidence is increasing, and therefore other areas may also be included in the immunization program in the near future (for example, the Archipelago around the city of Turku).

Do you believe that chronic Lyme disease exists or that it is a misnomer for other diseases triggered by Lyme disease?

Markku: This is a difficult question. I think it is clear that some patients have a prolonged course of the disease which may last several months. The most experienced clinicians in Finland think that a continuing Borrelia infection is possible if the patient has not received adequate treatment for the illness, resulting in disseminated infection. Even after adequate treatment, some patients have symptoms due to immunological mechanisms, but it is very hard to say whether these symptoms are related to Borrelia infection or to some other causes.

2013-04-25-cmrubinworldlabra_182.JPG_3420500.jpg“The most experienced clinicians in Finland think that a continuing Borrelia infection is possible if the patient has not received adequate treatment for the illness, resulting in disseminated infection.”— Markku Kuusi
If you believe in chronic Lyme disease, what do you believe are the most effective ways to treat it?Jarmo: If you mean chronic infection, I think that this entity after standard antibiotic therapy is very very seldom (I see about one case in five years). However, if detected –e.g. with cultivation or PCR (the most specific way to detect), the treatment I give is individual antibiotic treatment — maybe double the length compared to the initial treatment.

What do you believe is the most effective way to treat symptoms triggered by the infection, e.g. chronic auto-immune reaction?

Jarmo: During the first months I wait for gradual improvement. If there is no improvement after six to 12 months, I then start low-dose corticosteroid treatment for a certain subset of patients. Some other subsets may get help from, for example, amitriptyline, which raises the threshold for pain sensation.

What tests currently available to the general public, other than the Western Blot test, do you believe provide a better degree of certainty?

Jarmo: PCR (and culture) are useful in some situations (culture only in research settings), but even PCR is not sensitive enough to detect all cases — e.g. in CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) of neuroborreliosis cases. Besides Western Blots, ELISA tests based on C6 peptide are generally good as confirmatory tests.

2013-04-25-cmrubinworld_P6Q5372.JPG_198500.jpg“We are currently enrolling patients into a study on neuroborreliosis: comparison of IV Ceftriaxone for 3 weeks vs. oral Doximycin for 4 weeks. Hopefully this study will give us new knowledge on markers of how to identify patients with reactive symptomatology triggered by Lyme neuroborreliosis.”— Jarmo Oksi
Are you aware of any other promising tests in development?Markku: Last year, a Finnish group reviewed the diagnostic tests in our country. It is my understanding that right now there are not unfortunately any new reliable tests available. So we shall have to wait awhile for them.

To what research do you believe scientists around the world must give priority in order to overcome the challenges the public faces with finding a cure for Lyme disease?

Markku: I think it is important to better understand the mechanism behind the sequelae of acute borreliosis. Therefore, we need more research on the immunology of the disease. In other words, how does the bacteria actually cause joint symptoms or neurologic symptoms. I think this will help us to develop better diagnostic tests and hopefully better drugs. I believe antibiotics are not the only solution.

What is the focus of your research and how does it relate to the challenges of identification and cure of Lyme disease and diseases triggered by Lyme?

Jarmo: We are currently enrolling patients into a study on neuroborreliosis: comparison of IV Ceftriaxone for three weeks vs. oral Doximycin for four weeks. Hopefully this study (with control CSF specimens) and long follow-ups of patients also will give us new knowledge on markers of how to identify patients with reactive symptomatology triggered by Lyme neuroborreliosis.

How can technology help us find a cure for Lyme disease faster?

Markku: This is not really a field in which I am knowledgeable, but I believe that better molecular and immunological methods may give possibilities for new diagnostics and for the development of new drugs. What I really hope is that there will be better and more specific laboratory tests for Lyme Borreliosis in the future. I think that one of the key issues is to harmonize the laboratory methods so that we can get a better understanding of the epidemiology of Lyme disease in Finland.

C M Rubin is a child and family health and education advocate.  She is the author of a number of award winning books as well as the widely read online series THE GLOBAL SEARCH FOR EDUCATION.

Follow C. M. Rubin on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@cmrubinworld

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**Comment**

I disagree with two tenets in this paper:

  • Chronic Lyme is rare.  I personally, as well as my husband, and most I deal with have improved immensely or even reached remission with lengthy treatment utilizing numerous antimicrobials and other modalities.  As they say, “The proof is in the pudding.”  Lyme spirochetes have been found in the autopsied brain despite treatment.  There are also extensive global research showing the persistence of the organism in 700 peer-reviewed papers (as well as coinfections that often come with Lyme): Peer-Reviewed Evidence of Persistence of Lyme:MSIDS copy  Please keep in mind that everything is rigged against reporting chronic infection. Globally, doctors work under the CDC/IDSA’s myopic focus on the acute phase and frank denial of persistent infection.  It doesn’t surprise me at all that a Finnish researcher also cow-tows to this thinking.  It’s rampant.
  • That we need yet more research on the acute phase of Lyme.  Frankly, that’s about all we have.  We desperately need researchers to quit myopically focusing on this phase of the illness and study the thousands upon thousands with chronic/persistent symptoms who often do to not test positive on the abysmal CDC 2-tiered testing, which is rigged to not pick up chronic infection, and do not have the “classic” EM rash.  These two variables have kept the sickest patients from being studied.