Have not reat this; but have you hear/read of Dr. Mary's Monkey? You can just google if interested. Incredible in it's premises and asertions and unfolding.
Your referencing the book is most interesting as my medical entomologist friend just discussed it last night.
No, I haven’t heard of that, I’ll have to investigate.
Re vaccines, they contain live or killed viruses or virus segments, so there you go, a virus is still the trigger.
There have to be multiple triggers, though, a perfect storm required to make it happen. What I find puzzling is how several people can be exposed to and catch the same virus (or get the same batch of vaccine), and only one will have their immune system start to attack and destroy their myelin. Even more puzzling is how it can be brought about by having surgery.
Years ago (about 1987) I worked with a man that had a teenage daughter who died after a stubborn, lingering, stomach virus. She became weak and started having trouble breathing, and was taken to the ER at a very small rural hospital. She was 15, and they diagnosed her as having a bilateral stroke because it quickly became worse where she couldn’t move or breath. They lost her the night they brought her in.
After my Mom went through her ordeal many years later, I recalled everything this man had told me about his daughter’s stomach virus and her symptoms when she died. I believe that it wasn’t a bilateral stroke, but was GBS, and there was no need for that girl to die. Most, even if they have to rely on a respirator for several months, do recover. But, it was a very small hospital and GBS is so rare that very few doctors ever see a case.