The social media platform Twitter has permanently suspended former New York Times journalist and anti-vaxxer, Alex Berenson.
An official sent a statement to NBC News that said, “the account you referenced has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation rules.”
About Alex Berenson
Alex Berenson is an American author who has written several thriller novels as well as a book on Corporate financial fillings Alex Berenson was an outspoken anti-vaxxer who often took to social media to express his views on the efficacy of the vaccine. There was a lot of controversy surrounding his 2019 book called Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence. A Yale graduate, Alex Berenson began his career in the Denver Post as a business reporter. He then proceeded to join a financial news website called TheStreet in 1996. After quitting the New York Times in the year 2010 he went on to become a novelist. Currently, he has 12 spy novels under his wing and an Edgar award for the best first novel by an American author.
Alex Berenson was in stark opposition to Cannabis legalization. His book faced strong criticism from the medical community. Researchers said that Berenson was drawing illogical conclusions and manipulating the data to fit his own narrative.
The final straw in the series of Twitter posts that resulted in his profile being blocked was a tweet about the inefficiency of the covid-19 vaccine. The Twitter post read,
“It doesn’t stop infection. Or transmission. Don’t think of it as a vaccine. Think of it-at best – as a with a limited window of efficacy and terrible side effect profile that must be dosed IN ADVANCE OF ILLNESS. And we want to mandate it? Insanity.”
Berenson was always sceptical about the covid-19 rules and regulations and claimed that the pandemic has brought on a “new age of censorship and suppression.” After being banned on Twitter he took to another social media platform called SubStack to express his views on this ban. He expressed that he was still considering his legal options including what lawyers or firms to hire for the potential lawsuit. He also informed the readers that he will make a decision as soon as possible and appreciates the offers of donations that he received from many wealthy well-wishers.
In another one of his tweets which he posted last October, he said :
“I don’t normally tweet my @FoxNews appearances but this one is vital: @IHME_UW [Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation] has been wrong over and over — why would anyone credit or repeat its projection of 500,000 US #Covid deaths by spring?
The American COVID-19 death toll was already over 525,000 even before spring could set foot in the country. Such statistics exceeded IMHE’s projection and, thus, invalidated Berenson’s prediction.
Branson had also previously expressed his distaste regarding vaccination in Israel. He claimed that the public vaccination campaign did not seem to have an effect on infection. This critic earned him a lot of flak from readers worldwide.