I agree that the B spirochete is a million years old - my reference was an attempt to explain the recent morph into such a dangerous, stealthy pathogen, which is why I called it "modern Lyme".
You're more of an expert than I am in this subject so I'm just piecing together my research on Lyme and other historical references. And I'm anxious to continue learning so please share what you got.
SOMETHING happened to cause that sudden shift in modern Lyme in the 70s since an organic evolution functions on an entirely different timeline. B was relatively benign for most of those millions years. ;)
Now, an evolution was already in progress, as you aptly described. Add in the transplant of all those deer into the northeast back in the 1800s(?) maybe that happened earlier - I forget. And mix in the rapid development of the northeast in the subsequent century. And compound that with the changing climate of the planet... and whatever else has initiated a shift into rodents as the main carriers and the toxification of our water, air, food, and overall reduction in general public health. There were many factors and I'm sure I'm forgetting several.
But something had to catalyze a very quick change to make it so different and virulent and communicable in such a short time period (in evolutionary terms). Elena Cook has done some excellent research into the background of The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), which was an elite, quasi-military unit of Infectious Disease experts set up in the 1950's to develop an offensive biowarfare capability--and their Operation Paperclip, post-WWII German decent.
She also shared evidence that Lyme was included in the bioweapon development lists of three (or four - I forget) labs from lists that were publicized a decade or so ago (which are no, not surprisingly, links that no longer work... but I did see them a couple years ago). Subsequently the lists were revised by the labs to remove Lyme.
Here is her website - give it a good read and let us know what you think. www.elenacook.org/bwsept06.html
The origins of these EIS researchers Cook cites align with other research out there regarding the origins of our NASA and advanced technology programs and other state-sponsored, government and corporate research and development organizations post-WWII. The public version of WWII is likely not the actual version of events and it's fairly well known now that most of the **** and German leadership were assisted out of the country under cover. I think if the American people knew how much these people are responsible for the sudden "superiority" of the US, they would be horrified.
It also seems likely that there is much, much more advanced science and physics than the public is aware of... you know... under the guise of national safety/security. That is the modern M.O. for covert ops and secret programs. Ever wonder where the missing $trillions have gone?
But back on subject -
I wasn't at Plum Island so I am not 100% sure of its connection. But put the Lyme timeline, the history of the controversy/players and everything else into context, and the lab's proximity to the primary
location of its introduction into society, the lab probably has a relationship to the modern Lyme epidemic. And what I didn't communicate very clearly in my other post is that I feel the military origins of modern Lyme pretty much ensure that the overt sabotage of Lyme diagnosis and treatment by the CDC, NIH and IDSA is probably being controlled and ensured.
I'm sure there's a lot more than we know but my money is on some funny bio-science. And I suck because I can't explain it nearly as well as you can!
Chronic late-stage lyme—likely infected in '00; Clinically dx Mar'14 w/ Babs, Fry Labs+ Bart-like, CDC+ Bb. First treated 4-5 viruses & GI/immune. Herbal antimicrobials in May; IV port-started Rocephin in Nov; added vancomycin Mar'16;
DETOX: Pinella/Burbur/Parsley/Milk thistle/Burdock/Red root; Samento/Banderol/Enula; JK/Turmeric; BFM-1; antifung; many many supps; cholestyramine!