Local resident attends Chronic Lyme Disease/Tick Borne Disease CDC Rally

Hundreds of chronic Lyme patients from across the U.S and Canada, along with family and friends, will gather outside the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on May 4 to demand justice, truth, and acknowledgment for those infected with “Chronic Lyme Disease.” In addition, a film crew will document the event.
Angela Castle of Thief River Falls will be among those at the rally in Atlanta, Ga.
Chronic Lyme Disease is not recognized by the CDC or the mainstream medical community because most Lyme patients do not meet the current case definition despite clinical symptoms and serologic evidence. Lyme disease does not discriminate against sex, race, age, or occupation. This diversity of sufferers will be seen at the rally.
  “Medical research fraud has led to the denial of this debilitating incurable disease we call ‘chronic neurological Lyme Disease,’ thus patients are left with little to no access to health care, inaccurate tests, no valid treatments, no insurance coverage, no disability insurance, and little funding for proper research. We are passing this infectious disease to our children. I know because I gave it to my son in utero, along with several tick-borne infections,” said Mirenda Campirano RN, registered nurse and Lyme Army organizer.
  CDC defines Lyme disease as little more than arthritis, yet the science shows it is far worse. According to the science there are two outcomes of Lyme; arthritis and a neurological outcome that can lead to death and is similar to AIDS and cancer combined.
According to the whistleblower for the failed LYMErix vaccine: “The case definition for Lyme disease was falsified in 1994, because in the early Lyme vaccine trials, the CDC discovered that the main ingredient in the vaccine – OspA caused Post sepsis disorder or the systemic disease we refer to as Chronic Neurological Lyme. The main ingredient of the vaccine – OspA or “outer surface protein A” is a fungal endotoxin and could never be a vaccine” (Former Pfizer Analytical Chemist).
The CDC officers at the time who held patents on the vaccine and test kits held a consensus conference in Dearborn, Michigan, where they changed the definition of Lyme Disease to the arthritic outcome only; by doing this, they made it look like their vaccine worked.
LYMErix was ultimately pulled off the market in 2002 after a class action lawsuit. This falsified case definition and laboratory pathology used to validate the LYMErix vaccine became the basis of federally approved guidelines for diagnosing Lyme Disease in the United States.
  This fraud has led to the denial of millions of patients with the neurological Lyme outcome around the world. In countries like France where universal healthcare is provided by the government, local healthcare authorities are beginning to point the finger at the United States Centers for Disease Control as the entity that has caused this egregious human rights violation. In the USA, Lyme patients’ lives are left in ruins as they have lost the ability to work, left homeless, and isolated by family, friends, and are ignored by the mainstream medical community.
  The Lyme Army and Worldwide Lyme Awareness and Assistance groups are both grassroots activist groups made up of people fighting back against medical research fraud that prevents Lyme patients from getting the help they rightly deserve.
“We are rallying at the CDC to demand a change in the case definition of Lyme Disease to include persistent chronic neurological outcomes,” said Campirano. “The United Nations accepts that Chronic Lyme disease should have its own ICD Diagnosis code, and so should the United States NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics).  Members of our advocacy group lobbied, unsuccessfully in our nation’s capital to have Oversight in Government send the 2-tier testing for Lyme Disease to the FDA for performance review. The ELISA and the Western Blot do not meet FDA criteria for a valid test. Why does the CDC perpetuate this fraud committed by past CDC directors? The test for Lyme isn’t flawed – it’s fraud!”
  Campriano said the world needs to know that the science provided to and approved by the FDA and CDC is based on provable research fraud, which must be investigated by the Department of Justice. Calling the Lyme disease debate a controversy diminishes the severe nature of this injustice. Lyme disease is a crime and a human rights violation. This discrimination against patients afflicted with the neurological outcome a/k/a Chronic Lyme Disease has left the devastation of millions of lives in its wake. Learn the truth about the Lyme Crimes at www.overcominglymedisease.com or visit The Lyme Army Facebook page and the Worldwide Lyme Awareness and Assistance Facebook page for more information.


  1. thank you for posting. I have a sick daughter with lyme. this is a medical holocaust for us all. I received this article and I’m in Georgia. There are now 2,000,000 new cases per year and half of them will be disabled.

  2. Well done on this story!Epic truth bombs here!! Can’t tell you how nice it is to see the truth in black and white. I hope that you will continue on with this story there is a lot more to be told but this is a VERY good start!!!

  3. Thank you very much for posting this article on Lyme. It’s about time someone published the truth about what is happening with this disease. It is “fraud” and needs to be fixed asap. This disease has ruined my life along with thousands of other sufferers. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you.

  4. Thank you for writing the true depiction of what’s happening and why to Lyme sufferers around the globe . It’s a crime to humanity , a human rights issue .

  5. This fraud has led to the denial of patients worldwide. I’m from Belgium. Thank you for posting this article.

  6. Thank you for writing this!! I was diagnosed with Lyme and have two boys who have congenital Lyme. Lyme disease is devastating to families because finding a doctor to help you battle it is like finding a needle in a haystack….not impossible but VERY challenging!! The CDC and their bogus guidelines are the reason why most doctors aren’t stepping up. God bless you for speaking truth!!

  7. Thank you for speaking out. I was diagnosed with Lyme and 2 co-infections in 2009. I do have other health issues, so I am never sure why I am still so ill. My blood still tests positive for Lyme. I believe I have chronic Lyme disease! Keep fighting for those of us who can’t!

  8. Thank you for publishing this article. I am proof that Lyme and many other tick borne diseases have been a big issue since the early to mid 1980s. I, and millions of others, are desperate for a cure. We can’t remember a time we ever felt well. We keep trying to get well anyway because Lyme has taken our homes, jobs, and so much more. Symptoms of Late Stage Lyme disease include severe pain (joints, muscles), shooting pain, GI problems, and MS, Lupus, and ALS type symptoms. Learn more at http://www.lymedisease.org

  9. Thank you for writing about this. I didn’t understand how so many sick adults and kids are denied any validation or treatment until I found out about the crime behind the Lymerix Vaccine. They changed the testing criterion and case definition of this severe illness. They are killing people and I do want them to answer for what they have done. Me and my son 15 both suffer from Lyme and several co infections. We live in Nevada and yes Lyme is here too.

  10. Finally the truth about Chronic Lyme Disease. It is a crime against humanity. To expose it is essential to work towards proper testing, and possibly treatment.

  11. BRAVO. THANK YOU for not dumbing down the most complex affair in U.S. medical history. My 14 year daughter was not believed for close to 4 years. I’m in a big city, we have medical schools high on the academic scale affiliated with major medical centers. I figured it out. Unfortunately, I was right. I was excited to learn there’s actually something causing it. But then reality struck and I came to understand there’s no where to go for help, there’s no one to even ask where to go. As if that wasn’t bad enough, there was and still is contempt by most of the medical community.

    My daughter is profoundly ill. She can’t go to school and hasn’t for almost 2 years. She can’t go to slumber parties or try on lip gloss or giggle about boys with her friends. She hasn’t had a birthday party in 3 years. Her balance is so severely impaired she’s walking with a cane. She has bi-lateral sensorineural hearing loss and she’s been in unrelenting pain for close to 7 years. All 18 doctors we sought for help, told us there was nothing wrong with our daughter, we just needed to get her to school”. Lyme? The furthest thing from their minds. It wasn’t even considered.

    My daughter is this sick not because of some bad luck of the draw, she’s this sick BECAUSE SHE WAS WRONGED, as is the case for millions of other people. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

  12. Thank you , I also have been suffering from chronic Lyme since 1986, only diagnosed 9 years ago , had to pay out of pocket and seek medical help in the United States, unfortunately had many other labels over the years , as well as many treatments, It’s too late for me to go into remission but I try to keep it under control as much as I can with diet and knowing my limits.

  13. Excellent reporting. Accurate and truthful. Please keep more articles like this coming. The world is waiting for justice to be served on those at the CDC.

  14. Thank you Thief River Falls, Mn Times for writing the true depiction of what’s happening and WHY to all Lyme sufferers globally .Thank You for writing such an accurate story on the reality of lyme disease!!… This is a crime and a human rights issue .. People are debilitated by this disease and the public has no idea…and I am One of Many been Suffering with Neurological Lyme disease since 2009…and Thank you Angela Castle and everyone else that was able to represent us!!!

  15. From the bottom of my heart… THANK YOU!! Help us spread the word!! Insurance and doctors are looking the other way because they “have to”! Bring this to the forefront and make them all pay for the lies and coverups. We are begging to be heard and helped!

  16. Great news story sadly mainstream media will not print or speak the truth as governments are silencing anyone speaking out, the one thing in this article that annoyed me slightly was the fact France was mentioned! In England United kingdom theyre sending bloods to a military laboratory using the fake western blot test then if you challenge their diagnosis theyve strategically placed consultants in top hospitals / trusts such as Liverpool School of tropical medicine and infectious disease to silence you using your medical records as a smoke cloud then they use the mental health act employing rogue shrinks like the ones they used on me :

  17. Thank you for this article, LYMErix was the biggest mistake of my life because of the way each of 3 shots progressively destroyed my previously healthy body. I knew nothing of a class action suit at the time. When I questioned my doctor about whether I should go ahead and have the 3rd shot, he said there was no correlation with what I was going through and the vaccine. Against my husband’s wishes, I had the 3rd shot. I was already in physical therapy at that point. The 3rd shot caused my body to go completely haywire. I truly wanted to die, I didn’t think I could live with so much body pain and sleep deprivation. I have never recovered, my body has been battling ever since with little help or understanding from the medical community.

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