In scientist-writer Barclay Newman’s 1944 book, “Japan’s Secret Weapon,” there is evidence of a weaponized form of spirochetes, including borrelia microbes which cause Lyme disease. These spirochetes do not have a cell wall, which renders antibiotics ineffective. According to Newman, many of these spirochetes resistant to antibiotics are a result of weapon experimentation during World War II. Journalists of the 1980s finally uncovered the activities of Japanese Unit 731, including the experimentation of infectious disease on innocent civilians. Despite the atrocities, the United States allowed the bio-weapon engineers to continue their research, including Erich Traub, stationed on Plum Island, which is quite close to Lyme, Connecticut, where the first documented outbreak of Lyme disease occurred in the 1970s.
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