The Origin of Lyme Disease & Why It Eludes Treatment – Information You Weren’t Privy to



A new book called Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons by Kris Newby adds significantly to our understanding of Lyme disease, while oddly seeming to avoid mention of what we already knew.

Newby claims (in 2019) that if a scientist named Willy Burgdorfer had not made a confession in 2013, the secret that Lyme disease came from a biological weapons program would have died with him. Yet, in 2004 Michael Christopher Carroll published a book called Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Germ Laboratory. He appeared on several television shows to discuss the book, including on NBC’s Today Show, where the book was made a Today Show Book Club selection. Lab 257 hit the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list soon after its publication.

Newby’s book reaches the same conclusion as Carroll’s, namely that the most likely source of diseased ticks is Plum Island. Newby reaches this conclusion on page 224 after mentioning Plum Island only once in passing in a list of facilities on page 47 and otherwise avoiding it throughout the book. This is bizarre, because Newby’s book otherwise goes into great depth, and even chronicles extensive research efforts that lead largely to dead ends, and because there is information available about Plum Island, and because Carroll’s best-selling book seems to demand comment, supportive or dismissive or otherwise.

In fact, I think that, despite the avoidance of any discussion of Plum Island, Newby’s research complements Carroll’s quite well, strengthens the same general conclusion, and then adds significant new understanding. So, let’s look at what Carroll told us, and then at what Newby adds.

Less than 2 miles off the east end of Long Island sits Plum Island, where the U.S. government makes or at least made biological weapons, including weapons consisting of diseased insects that can be dropped from airplanes on a (presumably foreign) population. One such insect is the deer tick, pursued as a germ weapon by the Nazis, the Japanese, the Soviets, and the Americans.


In July of 1975 a new or very rare disease appeared in Old Lyme, Connecticut, just north of Plum Island. And what was on Plum Island? A germ warfare lab to which the U.S. government had brought former Nazi germ warfare scientists in the 1940s to work on the same evil work for a different employer. These included the head of the Nazi germ warfare program who had worked directly for Heinrich Himmler. On Plum Island was a germ warfare lab that frequently conducted its experiments out of doors. After all, it was on an island. What could go wrong? Documents record outdoor experiments with diseased ticks in the 1950s (when we know that the United States was using such weaponized life forms in North Korea). Even Plum Island’s indoors, where participants admit to experiments with ticks, was not sealed tight. And test animals mingled with wild deer, test birds with wild birds.

By the 1990s, the eastern end of Long Island had by far the greatest concentration of Lyme disease. If you drew a circle around the area of the world heavily impacted by Lyme disease, which happened to be in the Northeast United States, the center of that circle was Plum Island.

Plum Island experimented with the Lone Star tick, whose habitat at the time was confined to Texas. Yet it showed up in New York and Connecticut, infecting people with Lyme disease — and killing them. The Lone Star tick is now endemic in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

If Newby agrees or disagrees with any of the above, she does not inform us. But here’s what she adds to it.

The outbreak of unusual tick-borne disease around Long Island Sound actually started in 1968, and it involved three diseases: Lyme arthritis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and babesiosis. A U.S. bioweapons scientist, Willy Burgdorfer, credited in 1982 with discovering the cause of Lyme disease, may have put the diseases into ticks 30 years earlier. And his report on the cause of Lyme disease may have involved a significant omission that has made it harder to diagnose or cure. The public focus on only one of the three diseases has allowed a disaster that could have been contained to become widespread.


13 thoughts on “The Origin of Lyme Disease & Why It Eludes Treatment – Information You Weren’t Privy to”

  1. My wife (before becoming my wife – at the earlier age) was misdiagnosed and didn’t get treated early. Growing up in NH but going to a doctor in Chicago, the doctor said there was no way that she could have Lyme (I guess it doesn’t exist in Illinois?). Had the doc asked about travel or relocation or the like… things may have turned out different.
    I hate most of the medical profession (for my reasons), while my wife has many of her own horror stories.

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  2. For me it took a lot of time. I could feel it traveling through my body, at my worst, my leg shut down, I woke up one morning and could not move my leg, my doctor did not know what to do. I was in severe pain for two years, it has gotten a little better. But my leg has not been the same since. They should be held accountable.

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    1. Sounds awful. Have you sought help among those who lean to natural solutions at all? I have not researched this on, only enough to realize there was more to Lyme than we were told. Natural Doctors have solved quite a few of the presumably incurable conditions.


      1. I’ve done some research, it has helped me to change everything when it comes to food and medicine.I do a lot of home remedies now, and stay away from all processed food, gmo ,and medicine.I have it manageable at this point., I learned how to not trust anything that our government says is good.

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  3. What the,,,,, I am not surprised, I should have known. When I was a child I was in the woods all the time and never worried about ticks. I beleive I had Lyme disease 8 years ago. Almost crippled me. More people need to know.

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    1. Yes true, we didn’t need to did we? How did you get well? I have just heard feedback elsewhere from a young woman who had it for two years (following a bite) who took her own life in the end. These criminals have much to answer for.

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