Shall we go back to basics and address the unkillable-ness of relapsing fever spirochetes? This is an issue that inevitably is raised in the long-term antibiotics debate. IDSA say the spirochetes are 100% killed (except in about 20% of curious cases) after a short course of antibiotics. ILADS say you may need to be on antibiotics for years. Well, if you’ve been following me, you know by now that it’s not really about the spirochetes, but the trashed immune system from the constantly-shed OspA, plus subsequent reactivation of herpesviruses and their resultant chronic, ugly, deadly sequelae. Lyme disease goes far beyond either a bacterial infection, or the “arthritic knee” definition put forth by Steere and his soon-to-be soap-on-a-rope chain gang.
But back to the point of this post: it was established practically in ancient times that borreliae cannot be killed. They go into cyst form when under attack. This, coupled with the amazing fact that they turn off the immune system to disable the host, make them a fabulous bioweapon! After all, when deploying bioweapons, one would first want to make sure that the mechanism of disease is undetectable by customary methods–that is, by identifying antibodies. Must I state the obvious? Antibodies are not produced in diseases of immunosuppression.
Oh, but I’ve digressed to my soapbox once again.
Here, look at this, from 1911:
Astonishing, right? How about the CDC, 1964–How to Weaponize Your Borreliae:
That one ^^^ is still on PubMed.
Next, check this out, from The Biology of Parasitic Spirochetes, 1976, by Jay P. Sanford, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, Page 391:
“The ability of the borrelia, especially tick-borne strains to persist in the brain and in the eye after treatment with arsenic or with penicillin or even after apparent cure is well known (1). The persistence of treponemes after treatment of syphilis is a major area which currently requires additional study.”
You can’t kill the mother truckers, even with ARSENIC.
More recently, David R. Nelson, at the University of Rhode Island, published an oft-cited study demonstrating the return of spirochetes from cyst to viable, OspA-bombing form, within one minute of the introduction of rabbit blood.
Who has referenced this report in their own peer-reviewed, published work? Here you go. Recognize any names there? Steere, Wormser, Radolf…along with Sapi, Stricker, MacDonald, among others.
What does all of this research this tell us?
I’ll let the very famous, very guilty Mark Klempner explain.
And here are 20+ reports by the crooks, themselves, demonstrating that “Lyme” is a permanent brain infection.
So, you see, UNKILLABLE, says everyone. You might be able to deploy antibiotics to scare them into hiding for a while, but they will eventually come back out and drop those immune-suppressing OspA blebs all over the place, which doesn’t really matter if your immune system is already turned off.
I can’t wait to ask the crooks if their soap-on-a-rope makes them feel any cleaner, or if what they have is incurable.