Spinning the data to support vaccine development

From: “Carl Tuttle” <runagain@comcast.net>

To: “Clinical Infectious Diseases” <cid@tufts.edu>

Cc: CID-editor@tufts.edu, “sherwood gorbach” <sherwood.gorbach@tufts.edu>, “michael barza” <michael.barza@tufts.edu>, scosgro1@jhmi.edu, ethics@harvard.edu, “David Linsky” <David.Linsky@mahouse.gov>, “Dick Blumenthal” <Dick_Blumenthal@blumenthal.senate.gov>

Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:14:49 PM

Subject: Re: CID MS 73416

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Editor-in-Chief, Sherwood L. Gorbach, M.D

Dr Gorbach,

In the ongoing effort to preserve the narrow/restrictive case definition of Lyme disease it has become noticeably evident that Clinical Infectious Diseases has been utilized as a springboard for the the disinformation/bias campaign allowed to progress with unabated intensity.As stated in a previous email Dec 13th…….

“It has become blatantly obvious that the CDC will go to great lengths to insure that Lyme disease remains within its narrow definition in order to fit the vaccine model. Chronic Lyme does not fit any vaccine model.”

Clinical Infectious Diseases article:

The Need for a New Lyme Disease Vaccine


Volume 52 suppl 3 February 1, 2011 doi: 10.1093/cid/ciq124

Guest Editors: Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

Gary P. Wormser, MD

This supplement is sponsored by Baxter Laboratories, the Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO, and Stanley Plotkin.

There is no abstract attached to this CID link?? Why?

Wormser, Plotkin, the CDC and Baxter laboratories all participating in the denial of the late stage Lyme epidemic; a result of a vaccine initiative duped as the cure-all to this world wide epidemic which continues to spread across America and other countries.

While we are on the subject of denialism here are a few references for your review:

Congenital Transmission of Lyme: 28 Peer-Reviewed Studies

Persistent Lyme infection: 273 Peer-Reviewed Studies

Seronegativity in Lyme borreliosis: 103 Peer-Reviewed Studies

“If false results are to be feared, it is the false negative result which holds the greatest peril for the patient.”

Quote posted to the petition site:

“In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of chronic Lyme disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine because elements of academic medicine, elements of government and virtually the entire insurance industry have colluded to deny a disease.”

In the not to distant future the truth will be revealed when those responsible are subpoenaed to testify under oath. In the meantime studies (junk science) published in CID by these individuals continue to expose their efforts of spinning the data to support the group’s initiative: vaccine development.


Carl Tuttle