Lyme Disease cases are increasing, but what is the reason?
Although a form of Lyme Disease has apparently existed for some time, many feel that the current version has undergone “changes.” In other words: genetic engineering.
There is a very strong connection between the current growth of Lyme Disease infections and the research center on Plum Island. Some believe that the spread of this terrible disease was either as a result of one of the many accidents that have occurred on the Island, or the infected ticks (that carry the disease) were purposely let loose on the mainland.
For those who are not familiar with this disease and are lucky enough not to be affected, they may be interested in reading an earlier article on this subject “Lyme disease explored with Les Roberts.” Les Roberts, who suffers from Lyme Disease, described it as “an all encompassing nightmare straight from the very pits of hell.” His experience with this disease encouraged him to write a book called “The Poison Plum” to help others better understand the dangers of Lyme Disease.
Since I became involved in this subject, I have received many letters from others who suffer from Lyme Disease, and I am extremely grateful for their help in providing information for my articles.
One lady, who I shall refer to as “EH”, wrote to me and said “19 of my immediate and extended family members have battled or are battling Lyme disease and coinfections”
From the information that “EH” provided, it was clear that the disease affects people in different ways. As with most diseases, if you catch it in the early stages, there is a greater chance of a cure. However, some appear to have a better immune system than others (especially those of certain ages) and are able to rid themselves of the disease with little or no treatment. But sadly this seems an exception to the rule.
According to reported cases of Lyme Disease (1992-2004), those most affected were boys aged between 5 and 9. The numbers fall a little for those aged around 20-29, but rise again after the age of 30, peaking at an age group of 60-69. The months of June and July attract the highest number of reported cases.
The number of reported cases has risen from around 10,000 in 1992, to more than 27,000 in 2007 (in the United States). However, it should be noted that many doctors have failed to discover this disease in some patients (for various reasons), so the actual figures are almost certainly much higher!
Lyme Disease is not unique to the United States, it appears all over the world. However, if the current trend continues, the number of “reported” cases could reach half a million in the next 10 years, but in reality this may actually mean millions!
But what of Plum Island? The US Department of Agriculture acquired the island in 1954 and established the modern-day Plum Island “Animal Disease Center” (PIADC), to safeguard against “foreign animal diseases” that could decimate the nation’s livestock (such as foot-and-mouth disease).
According to the USDA “There are no secrets at Plum Island”, but are they really telling us everything?
On one site I found mention of an Iraqi scientist who worked on Plum Island in the 1980’s, apparently involved in biowar research. He returned to his own country and died in an accident (although some say he was murdered) in 1995. I can not confirm the accuracy of this information.
In 1994 the ARS and APHIS became more involved with Plum Island, the APHIS were connected with research in attempting to eradicate “Cattle Fever Ticks”
As some may be aware, the research center at Plum Island is shortly going to be moved to the mainland, much to people’s horror. The following extract was taken from a USDA site regarding the facility on Plum Island:
“Today, biotechnology has advanced to the point where such work could safely be done in a facility on the mainland, but the island setting offers the U.S. livestock industry an extra measure of protection. Since top-quality animal research requires that, at some point, a possible new vaccine or treatment be tested on the potential recipient species, housing those animals on the island, miles across the water from any commercial livestock operation, ensures that we won’t accidentally endanger the nation’s livestock population.”
President George Bush has publicly admitted that accidents have occurred on the island, which makes the decision to move to the mainland somewhat risky. And even if the facility is safe under normal conditions, what would happen if the center was attacked by terrorists? Is this not creating an additional target for attack and increasing the risk to the US population?
The next extract provides a little more information on what APHIS does:
“APHIS uses the term biotechnology to mean the use of recombinant DNA technology, or genetic engineering (GE) to modify living organisms. APHIS regulates certain GE organisms that may pose a risk to plant or animal health. In addition, APHIS participates in programs that use biotechnology to identify and control plant and animal pests.”
Plum Island comes under the control of DHS:
“On November 21, 2002, President Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to unify Federal forces and protect our Nation from a new host of terrorist threats. More than 22 Federal agencies were consolidated into the new department, including portions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)…..on June 1, 2003, the property and facilities of USDA’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center, jointly run by APHIS and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), are being transferred to DHS.”
An unconfirmed report has suggested that a person on Plum Island was cured of Lyme Disease, yet no such antidote is available to the public. So, is the increase in Lyme Disease just a coincidence, or is it connected in some way to the research on Plum Island?
If people are being purposely infected with this disease, what is the purpose? Is it some attempt to reduce the population, an experiment, or simply a new tactic for drug companies to introduce some expensive cure at a later date?
For the moment we can only speculate and educate ourselves as much as possible about Lyme Disease. We must also hope that some doctors do the same, as there have been many reports of sufferers being wrongly diagnosed and treated badly when they have requested further investigation.