1990: The ALDF is formed.
The American Lyme Disease Foundation (ALDF) was formed apparently for the purposes of spinning Lyme disease as merely a nuisance disease that at the same time, was serious enough that we needed a vaccine to prevent it. It is the racketeering organization at the center of the Lyme Cryme.
In an article from New York Medical College, where the ALDF was conceived, Arthur Weinstein explains its founding:
"This year, Dr. Weinstein is working with more than half a million dollars in grants from the NIH, pharmaceutical companies and private foundations on research that includes systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma. But the bulk of the funds belong to chronic Lyme disease, which was not his interest when he joined New York Medical College from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1985; lupus was. Still, Dr. Weinstein became intimately involved in the evolution of Lyme here as his experience with the disease went from nothing to plenty, and fast.
"The College has recognized that Lyme disease is a major clinical and research interest on this campus. The main players in the development of the program were Fish, Wormser and Connolly," Dr. Weinstein advises. The entrepreneurial trio are Durland Fish, Ph.D., former director of the College's Lyme Disease Center and now a research scientist at Yale; Gary P. Wormser, M.D., still professor of medicine and pharmacology and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the College; and John J. Connolly, Ed.D., former College president and current chairman of the board of the American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc., which had its genesis on the Valhalla campus in 1990."
Click here to see a 990 tax form that shows the ALDF receiving grant money from the CDC.