(PresidentialWire.com)- Author and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, who has been one of the most outspoken critics of US Pandemic response, was permanently suspended from Twitter this weekend over a viral tweet criticizing the efficacy of the COVID vaccines.
In a tweet on Saturday, Berenson pointed out that the vaccines don’t stop infection or transmission – two things the CDC acknowledges. He went on to write “Don’t think of it as a vaccine.” Instead, Berenson tweeted, we should think of the vaccines “as a therapeutic with a limited window of efficacy and terrible side effect profile” that must be administered in advance of illness.
Berenson closed his tweet asking “And we want to mandate it? Insanity.”
Initially, Twitter flagged the tweet with one of their blue messages claiming what Berenson wrote was “misleading.”
But what precisely was “misleading” about it?
The CDC admits that even those vaccinated can both transmit the virus to others and contract the virus themselves. The CDC also acknowledges that receiving the shots, while it may not prevent someone from getting COVID, will reduce the likelihood of serious symptoms, hospitalization and death.
Nothing about Berenson’s tweet contradicts what the CDC has been saying. Unless of course Twitter thinks the “misleading” part was “And we want to mandate it? Insanity”
But since when does Twitter care if their permanent suspensions are justified?
In a column on substack Sunday, Berenson admitted that he had been expecting Twitter to shut down his account. And while he refused to let the Twitter ban distract him, Berenson condemned censorship and added that he is considering his legal options.
Berenson, who worked as a reporter at the New York Times for over ten years before becoming a full-time author, became a target of criticism from both the media and that wee little attention hog Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In July, Fauci singled Berenson out over a speech he gave at the Texas CPAC this summer when he claimed to be horrified by the crowd’s reaction to Berenson’s speech.
Berenson is among those who have been calling attention to studies that show those who have contracted COVID and now have natural antibodies are more protected from the virus than those who are vaccinated.
A recent study out of Israel confirms that natural immunity is more effective against the delta variant than the immunity derived from the vaccines. Vaccinated individuals, the study found, were also at a much higher risk of being hospitalized than those who were previously infected.