Global Virus Network

Global Virus Network has in its employ a former NIH employee who once worked on the Lyme disease grant program.  Edward McSweegan was removed from his position after harassing Lyme disease patients and organizations.  More information here.  (Global Virus Network, 801 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. Electronic address: emcsweegan@gvn.org )

Stanley Plotkin- Senior Advisor for Global Virus Network- also has a history of negatively targeting Lyme patients, doctors and organizations who have concerns about a Lyme vaccine.

WHY would a non-profit company like Global Virus Network have anything to do with these two men who obviously have an agenda that is void of ethics, targets the sick in a vile way, and targets those who treat them?  


Edward McSweegan
Edward McSweegan's
Derogatory Posts About White, Middle-Aged, Women
 
Example-  "The Internet is choke-full of middle-aged, white women sitting online at home convinced they have an incurable infection that robs them of the ability to do anything but sit at home online complaining about their incurable infection and the vast conspiracy of insurance companies and academic researchers who are keeping them from appropriate treatment."

Perhaps he just doesn't like women?

Edward McSweegan
Global Virus Network

Hit List Jul 28, 2015, 1:55 AM 

... Shore Hicks with Ticks.”  Do they serve coffee and donuts? What is it about white, middle-class, college-educated, middle-aged women that compels them to use  a common infectious ... 

Hit List

Stricker Articles Feb 11, 2011, 3:12 PM 

... Labels:  Cameron ,  Stricker 14 May 2010 S&S Need some R&R From the  White Coat Underground , PalMD kicks some Stricker and Savely ass over Morgellons and just plain bad ... had  Igenex  do some serology.) The patients were largely middle-aged (mean 41 years) women (141 women vs. 59 men), plugged into some manner of i.v. device for an ... 

Stricker Articles

Quotes 2009 Sep 26, 2010, 12:13 PM 

... am afraid my head would explode. "The Internet is choke-full of middle-aged, white women sitting online at home convinced they have an incurable infection that robs them of ... 

Quotes 2009

Quotes Partial List 

... reason to embrace quackery and  witchcraft." "She sounds a lot like the equally agitated, white, blue-collar, unemployed  people who show up at tea party rallies to foam at the ... a publication called Public   Health Alert . It’s a newsletter put out by some women who think they have  chronic Lyme disease. PHA is full of nonsense written (badly) by ... 

Quotes Partial List

IOM Articles May 26, 2011, 12:11 AM 

... premium (rated) because of Lyme Disease  The questions below seem to be aimed at women, stay-at-home moms, etc. That’s probably not surprising given that most of the ... probably not surprising given that most of the chronic Lyme complainants seem to be  white, middle-aged women . And that’s a bit odd—white, middle-aged women being the ... 

IOM Articles

Quackery Articles May 26, 2011, 12:28 AM 

... Labels:  Politics ,  Quackery 14 May 2010 S&S Need some R&R From the  White Coat Underground , PalMD kicks some Stricker and Savely ass over Morgellons and just plain bad ... a publication called  Public Health Alert . It’s a newsletter put out by some women who think they have chronic Lyme disease. PHA is full of nonsense written (badly) by ... 

Quackery Articles

ILADS Articles Sep 26, 2010, 10:53 AM 

... had  Igenex  do some serology.) The patients were largely middle-aged (mean 41 years) women (141 women vs. 59 men), plugged into some manner of i.v. device for an ... Certainly, it doesn’t help patients. The Internet is choke-full of middle-aged, white women sitting online at home convinced they have an incurable infection that robs them of ... 

ILADS Articles

Politics Articles May 26, 2011, 12:26 AM 

... Rell allows these injustices to continue. She sounds a lot like the equally agitated, white, blue-collar, unemployed people who show up at tea party rallies to foam at the ... 

Politics Articles

Jones Articles May 26, 2011, 12:14 AM 

... Rell allows these injustices to continue. She sounds a lot like the equally agitated, white, blue-collar, unemployed people who show up at tea party rallies to foam at the ... 

Jones Articles

Lyme 2009- 6 May 13, 2011, 6:40 PM 

... neuro-Lyme disease. Seven patients showed nonspecific foci of T2 prolongation in the cerebral white matter, one patient showed an enhancing lesion with edema, and three patients showed nerve-root ... 2009 It's a Gender Thing Well, here's another 'no surprise' story: more women than men claim to have "chronic" Lyme disease. For anyone who has followed the online ... 

Lyme 2009- 6

Cameron May 25, 2011, 11:26 PM 

... Certainly, it doesn’t help patients. The Internet is choke-full of middle-aged, white women sitting online at home convinced they have an incurable infection that robs them of ... 

Cameron

Blumenthal May 25, 2011, 11:25 PM 

... with himself back then. After Harvard, he worked for Daniel Patrick Moynihan at the White House under President Richard M. Nixon. At 24, he made the front page of The ... are other problems in the country beside entomophobia and hypochondria among middle-age white women. [snip] But I do agree with his basic insight: Conflict-of-interest accusations have become ... 

Blumenthal

Quotes 2010 Sep 26, 2010, 10:42 AM 

... may have a non-infectious condition called “chronic” Lyme disease..." 04 August 2010 Defining women The Calif. Lyme group’s Lorraine Johnson is again letting her training as a scumbag ... will clarify things. Or not." "... most of the chronic Lyme complainants seem to be  white, middle-aged women . And that’s a bit odd—white, middle-aged women being the ... 

Quotes 2010

2011 April May 13, 2011, 6:43 PM 

... were not properly acknowledged.”   Whether there was a “formal” or “informal” exclusion of the class clowns of infectious diseases, it’s not clear to me that their viewpoints were ever ... age range was 41-50.  [So the typical online chronic Lyme patient is a middle-aged white female.  Right away, one gets the sense that this is less an infectious ... 

Lyme 2011 ‎>‎ 2011 April

McSweegan Publications

Publications authored or coauthored by McSweegan attempting to discredit sick Lyme patients, organizations and doctors who do not have the same opinions he holds.

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Unorthodox alternative therapies marketed to treat Lyme disease.

Lantos PM, Shapiro ED, Auwaerter PG, Baker PJ, Halperin JJ, McSweegan E, Wormser GP.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 15;60(12):1776-82. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ186. Review.

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Antiscience and ethical concerns associated with advocacy of Lyme disease.

Auwaerter PG, Bakken JS, Dattwyler RJ, Dumler JS, Halperin JJ, McSweegan E, Nadelman RB, O'Connell S, Shapiro ED, Sood SK, Steere AC, Weinstein A, Wormser GP.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;11(9):713-9. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70034-2.

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Scientific evidence and best patient care practices should guide the ethics of Lyme disease activism.

Auwaerter PG, Bakken JS, Dattwyler RJ, Dumler JS, Halperin JJ, McSweegan E, Nadelman RB, O'Connell S, Sood SK, Weinstein A, Wormser GP.

J Med Ethics. 2011 Feb;37(2):68-73. doi: 10.1136/jme.2009.032896.

PMID:
 
21097940

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Lyme disease and the politics of public advocacy.

McSweegan E.

Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Dec 15;47(12):1609-10. doi: 10.1086/595684. No abstract available. 

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A critical appraisal of "chronic Lyme disease".

Feder HM Jr, Johnson BJ, O'Connell S, Shapiro ED, Steere AC, Wormser GP; Ad Hoc International Lyme Disease Group., Agger WA, Artsob H, Auwaerter P, Dumler JS, Bakken JS, Bockenstedt LK, Green J, Dattwyler RJ, Munoz J, Nadelman RB, Schwartz I, Draper T, McSweegan E, Halperin JJ, Klempner MS, Krause PJ, Mead P, Morshed M, Porwancher R, Radolf JD, Smith RP Jr, Sood S, Weinstein A, Wong SJ, Zemel L.

N Engl J Med. 2007 Oct 4;357(14):1422-30. Review. No abstract available. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2008 Mar 6;358(10):1084. Agger, WA [added]; Artsob, H [added]; Auwaerter, P [added]; Dumler, JS [added]; Bakken, JS [added]; Bockenstedt, LK [added]; Green, J [added]; Dattwyler, RJ [added]; Munoz, J [added]; Nadelman, RB [added]; Schwartz, I [added]; Draper, T [added]; McSweegan, E [added]; Halperin, JJ [added]; Klempner, MS [added]; Krause, PJ [added]; Mead, P[added]; Morshed, M [added]; Porwancher, R [added]; Radolf, JD [added]; Smith RP Jr [added]; Sood, S [added]; Weinstein, A [added]; Wong, SJ [added]; Zemel, L [added]. 

Select item 17064458

The Lyme vaccine: a cautionary tale.

McSweegan E.

Epidemiol Infect. 2007 Jan;135(1):9-10. No abstract available. 

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Lyme vaccine demonized by advocacy groups.

McSweegan E.

Nature. 2006 Mar 16;440(7082):278. No abstract available. 

PMID:
 
16541048

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Stanley Plotkin
Senior Advisor for Global Virus Network


Stanley Plotkin's publications (below) attempting to discredit Lyme disease patients, doctors and organizations who have concerns about a Lyme vaccine that was eventually pulled from the market after multiple legal actions were initiated against the manufacturer. 


Need for a New Lyme Disease Vaccine.

Plotkin SA.

N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 8;375(10):911-3. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1607146. No abstract available. 

PMID:
 
27602662

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Correcting a public health fiasco: The need for a new vaccine against Lyme disease.

Plotkin SA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Feb;52 Suppl 3:s271-5. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciq119.