1. Multiple Sclerosis Societies.
However it still is a conspiracy. It is completely normal for conspiracies to succeed because the lion share of the people who could point it out don't care, are too lazy to get educated or feel too intimidated to stick out their necks. Microbiologist Tom Grier calls them cowards. The fact that most conspiracies are silently facilitated by an army of "useful idiots" with a stake in it being kept under the rug does not make it any less a conspiracy.
Now I've given my opinion. You may find it harsh - I call it mild.
Microscopic images of cystic spirochetes are difficult to ignore, but as has been the case in this century, academic "endowments" have nearly expunged all cystic spirochetal image data from the current textbook versions of what is the truth about the spirochetaceae. If the image database from the last century is obliterated; many opportunities to diagnose will be lost. Variously sized cystic spirochetal profiles within diseased nerve cells explain the following structures: Lewy body of Parkinson's disease, Pick body, ALS spherical body, Alzheimer plaque. Borrelia infection is therefore a unifying concept to explain diverse neurodegenerative diseases, based not entirely on a corkscrew shaped profile in diseased tissue, but based on small, medium and large caliber rounded cystic profiles derived from pathogenic spirochetes which are hiding in plain sight."
And if you think Dr. MacDonald is a lone loon, read the fascinating and terrible personal story and Lyme-vs-MS lecture by microbiologist and Borrelia expert Tom Grier. He says MS is merely a symptom of Lyme disease and not a disease onto itself. And he says the medical establishment is arrogant, ignorant and corrupt:
Also listen to the below audio. Tom explains in these MP3's all you need to know about Lyme disease - including why Lyme tests routinely come back false negative - it's all deliberate and it's getting worse. Medical politics. And remember that Tom as a microbiologist sticks to the traditional textbook curriculum on the transmission of Lyme - by ticks. However, it has been established that a wide variety of bugs can at least carry the disease - and that it even is found in human semen, blood, urine and saliva. This would explain why MS statistically ever-so-slightly can "run in the family". It may partially be caused by a genetic propensity for not being able to clear the infection, but it may also be because bed bugs, fleas, lice, mosquitoes and sexual intercourse or even mere kissing can possibly transmit the bacterium to a lesser extent as Ixodes ricinus ticks can. However, medical research shows that while on antibiotics, no human-to-human transmission is likely.
What we found is deeply worrying. Note how the person writing the recommendation does not even know the name of the disease and calls it Lyme's disease. The radiologists are instructed in ominous, derogatory language never to disagree with the "suspicion of MS". So when the doctor says: "I think it should be MS", the radiologist should just shut up and agree, even if he disagrees and thinks it's Lyme disease. So that later, when it turns out to be Lyme after all, the doctor can say: "But the radiologist also thought it was MS!". The result is that Lyme as a cause for MS will remain denied - by orders from above, citing statistics of "Lyme causing MS-like symptoms is rare, so never diagnose the cause as Lyme". Statistics based on false assumptions, statistics used to disallow rectifying those same faulty statistics. So the actual evidence inside the brain, seen by the radiologist who scrutinizes those pictures all the time and is qualified, by his training and vast experience and feedback of actual diagnoses from hundreds of doctors treating thousands of patients, is thrown into the garbage.
Ignored. We now know that it is national policy in the Netherlands to intimidate radiologists into keeping silent about their own diagnoses of Lyme neuroborreliosis when their instructions are "MS". It's usually the infectious disease specialist that gives that instruction, voiced as a "suspicion". The ID specialist is urged to "suspect MS" by his hospital, which is contractually bound to "suspect MS" by their insurance company. Whether it's private or government insurance is of no consequence because both are under the control of "advisory boards" controlled by Big Pharma. Big Pharma "owns" key politicians as well. There is plenty reason to believe that the Dutch policy is set from above and reflects in fact EU and US policy. The Dutch were just sloppy enough to leave a trace. Because this rare piece of evidence may be removed, we mirrored the lecture here.
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2009 (Romania): Controversies in late Neuroborreliosis and Multiple sclerosis - case series
"He encounter[ed] formidable obstacles in convincing the medical establishment, the Greek regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, Lykoudis spent the rest of his life engaged in incessant activity to propagate his treatment of PUD and gastritis. His archives, some made recently available by his family, make it clear that he was fully aware of the importance of his discoveries. They also convey an almost suffocating sense of frustration…"
"[He was] completely shunned by the medical establishment of his time, or at best, considered an eccentric provincial physician…"
…he was referred for disciplinary action to the Athens Medical Association, of which he was a member, ‘because (a) he prepared and distributed an unapproved medicinal preparation…and (b) he made his method publicly known to attract patients'…On 6 November 1968…the Disciplinary Committee, presided over by a neurology professor, fined him 4000 drachmas…
A more serious problem for Lykoudis was his indictment in the Greek Courts.
"In 1966, Lykoudis attempted to publish his observations in the Journal of the American Medical Association, but his manuscript entitled "Ulcer of the Stomach and Duodenum" was rejected…Unfortunately, no copy of this manuscript survives for re-evaluation in the light of current knowledge."
In the latter instance numerous former patients came to his support; one of them testified that Lykoudis "treated also many poor ulcer patients free of charge." We are not told the outcome of the indictment.
Lykoudis died in 1980 without knowing that he would soon be vindicated.
It's a familiar fate of innovators in medical science - victims of the Semmelweis reflex, an expression of mob behavior amongst primates. Ignace Philipp Semmelweis met a similar fate, as well as many others before and after him. The problem with medicine is the fact that it's based on dogma's, adhered to by people of mostly barely above-average intelligence.
Isn't it strange that the geographic mortality rate for MS is nearly identical to that of Lyme diease? With near-identical hotspots for both diseases, even in areas with a low population density (but high tick density):
Targeting leukocyte MMPs and transmigration: Minocycline as a potential therapy for multiple sclerosis.
Here: When ALS is Lyme.
"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." -Tolstoy