Radio War Nerd #190 — Ticks, Lyme Disease & Secret Biological Warfare Programs

A 25+ minute preview of Radio War Nerd episode #190 with guest Kris Newby, author of "Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons" — a remarkable & blood-curdling book about ticks, Lyme disease & secret Cold War bioweapons programs. Kris's book helped spark a fresh Congressional inquiry into US government biowarfare programs that weaponized tick-borne diseases .

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On the Link Between Lyme Disease and Bioweapons - Kris Newby Explores the Murky History of Government Experiments with Bug-Borne Illness

In 1968 there was a sudden outbreak of three unusual tick-borne diseases that sickened people living around Long Island Sound, an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of New York and Connecticut. One of these diseases was Lyme arthritis, first documented near the township of Lyme, Connecticut. The other two were Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a bacterial disease, and babesiosis, a disease caused by a malaria-like parasite.

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Lyme disease expert champions investigation into Pentagon weaponizing ticks: 'It's a courageous move'

Kris Newby, author of "Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons," discussed how ticks can be weaponized during an interview with "Fox & Friends Sunday" and supported an investigation into whether or not the Pentagon attempted this feat during the Cold War.

She was responding to a call from House lawmakers for an investigation into the Pentagon to find out if it contributed to the outbreak of Lyme disease that's currently ravaging the country.

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News Today History Tomorrow Interview

We were honored to have the opportunity to interview Kris Newby, the courageous author of “Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Warfare.”

Brand new information on the source of “mystery” illnesses that started appearing in the US in the 1960s.

After a visit to Massachusetts, science writer Californian Kris Newby and her husband were struck down with a debilitating disease. Ten different doctors and thousands of dollars later and none of them had a clue – so they told her if was “all in your head.”

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