2021 Aug 28, 6:20pm
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Goodbye TwitterI am officially suspended Alex BerensonAug 28 This was the tweet that did it. Entirely accurate. I can’t wait to hear what a jury will make of this.Meantime, guess you’ll be getting more Substacks.
An anti-vaccine influencer who has drawn ire from Dr. Anthony Fauci has been permanently suspended from Twitter.Alex Berenson, an author who downplayed the severity of COVID-19 and questioned vaccines, lockdowns, and other protocols, was permanently suspended from the platform for "repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation rules ," a Twitter spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.Berenson confirmed his suspension, saying the tweet that prompted his removal from the platform was "entirely accurate.""It doesn't stop infection. Or transmission," the tweet said of vaccines. "Don't think of it as a vaccine. Think of it — at best — as a therapeutic with a limited window of efficacy and terrible side effect profile that must be dosed IN ADVANCE OF ILLNESS."
Loose_Change@Looselychanged1hReplying to @alexandrosMTwatter is currently censoring this article, which are views of a NOBEL PRIZE WINNING SCIENTIST: Two Top Virologists’ Frightening Warnings About COVID Injections: Ignored by Government and Big Media - Global ResearchGlobal Research - Centre for Research on GlobalizationMBOZE@MBOZE45mReplying to @alexandrosMThat a person’s words are being parsed as to the grades of accuracy —to determine whether they can say them or not in a country founded on freedoms such as speech is mind blowing. And sorry, arguments of private company blah blah is as weak as “baron robber co.’s were private.TGR_DYOR@TGRDYORHow come all those #VaccineNazis don't feel responsible for #vaccinedeaths & #vaccinesideffects but yet blame the #antivaxers for making the #FullyVaccinated sick? Where is the official medical article with data that proves only #nonvaccinated are to blame for spreading Covid?
But Vietnam’s success at containing Covid abruptly ended this spring.Its coronavirus epidemic began in May and exploded in late June. Since then, cases have risen 25-fold. On Friday, Vietnam reported more than 17,000 cases, its most ever - more than 10 times as many as it had in all of 2020.Deaths are soaring too. Over the last week, Vietnam has averaged more deaths per-capita than the United States. ...But maybe the biggest question of all remains unanswered: why now? ...But Vietnam did see one big change this summer: the beginning of a mass vaccination program. Vietnam didn’t depend on Chinese vaccines, either (not surprising, given the long history of conflict between the two countries). It has mostly used the AstraZeneca DNA/AAV vaccine, along with the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines - the same trio that have dominated Europe.As of early June, almost no one in Vietnam was vaccinated. Today, almost 20 percent of the country has received at least one dose.
Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson has been permanently banned from Twitter for violating its COVID-19 “misinformation policies.”The author has become well-known as a critic of coronavirus quarantines and mandates.A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the commentator’s account was blocked on Saturday due to “repeated violations.”“The account you referenced has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation rules,” the Twitter representative stated.The journalist has repeatedly expressed his views about COVID-19, in particular the efficacy of the vaccines, but a recent tweet apparently triggered Twitter’s decision to ban him.“It doesn’t stop infection or transmission,” stated the tweet, which casts doubt on vaccine effectiveness. “It doesn’t stop infection or transmission. Don’t think of it as a vaccine.”“Think of it — at best — as a therapeutic with a limited window of efficacy and terrible side effect profile that must be dosed IN ADVANCE OF ILLNESS.”Twitter later claimed the message was “misleading,” resulting in Berenson’s account being deactivated.After being suspended from Twitter, Benson made an entry on Substack, a newsletter service, which featured the tweet that appears to have caused the issue.In the post headlined “Goodbye Twitter,” Berenson wrote: “I am officially suspended. This was the tweet that did it. Entirely accurate. I can’t wait to hear what a jury will make of this. Meantime, guess you’ll be getting more Substacks.”“We have reached a dangerous moment. Social media companies that have audiences which dwarf any other are now actively censoring reporters at the behest of governments,” Berenson said in a statement.“I will continue to fight to get out the truth and am considering all legal options.”
Hit piece on Berensonhttps://reason.com/2021/08/30/alex-berenson-twitter-ban-vaccine-covid/ So much barf in here, the continued defense/pretend of "Private Companies" like Twatter and Faceborg, the snarky remarks about monetizing censorship 'martyrs' (how about victims), etc.
Team Vaxpocalypse has lost the plotI almost feel bad for Megan Ranney, MD MPH; the incoherence and cognitive dissonance on display here is something very specialAlex BerensonThis week, Dr. Ranney - one of the leading public health voices (Gawd help us) on Covid policy - offered readers at CNN.com her thoughts on where we are now and what happens next.I will do my best to translate this majestic piece of cognitive dissonance, Faulkner-style:the vaccines are saving everyone and you should be superhappy you got yours which is why infections are through the roof but hospitalizations aren't but oh wait they are and deaths too but if we just vaccinate children, who are KNOWN not to be at risk from OR SPREAD the virus it would all be okay but we will never get back to normal but science will save us if we just trust us also make sure you open the windows because that’s the only thing that actually works -We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.(Sorry, that last line is ACTUALLY Faulkner. Snuck in there somehow.)Only thing she forgot to mention: get ready for a booster even though it probably won't work and maybe another booster after that and who knows what’s next but trust us even though we’ve been wrong about oh pretty much everything we’ve told you since last March -SOURCE: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/07/opinions/covid-19-good-and-bad-news-ranney/index.html Sorry. Run-on sentences, another symptom of long Covid! I better get checked.So, yeah, it’s all a joke, only -All-cause-mortality is running at least 10% above normal in England and Scotland, the only places we have decent near-real-time data. This has been a trend for two months now in England, longer in Scotland. Both countries are 80%+ fully vaccinated for adults. Covid is through the roof both places too.I don’t know why. Truly. Do the health authorities? Because it would be nice if they’d tell us. Or at least acknowledge the reality and investigate it.497194← PreviousNext →Write a comment…LCC5 hr agoWith the exception of a few doctors and those who are putting their reputations on the line for speaking out, I have lost all faith in the medical establishment including many local physicians in my area. They are the first to line up for endless boosters, dragging a sleeping flock with them.Theophilus4 hr agoI am an internal medicine subspecialist,NIH trained,practicing everyday during this dysphoric pandemia,and,as I’ve said before here,I’ve known Dr Fauci formore than 40 years.He is a political hack,and has been for decades.We are going to have to recognize and accept,that everything has been politicized,and will continue to be so until one side or the other prevails in what is a war.That’s right,we are at war.Face it.Be strong and courageous.Get up,put on your boots,and get out there and give battle in your sphere until the battle is won…192 more comments…
Alex Berenson Tells Joe Rogan: ‘Vaccine Mandates Have Absolutely Nothing to Do With Medical Realities’New York Times best-selling author, Alex Berenson, appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience” for a wide-ranging discussion on COVID vaccines, including why people who normally distrust industry and its influence over public policy are willing to line up for vaccines.By Jeremy Loffredohttps://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/joe-rogan-alex-berenson-covid-vaccines-mandates-big-pharma/ Alex Berenson, who was permanently suspended from Twitter, appeared on 'The Joe Rogan Experience.'The Defender is experiencing censorship on many social channels. Be sure to stay in touch with the news that matters by subscribing to our top news of the day. It's free.In a podcast episode released Tuesday, New York Times best-selling author, Alex Berenson, who was permanently suspended from Twitter, appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience” for a wide-ranging, 3-hour discussion on COVID, vaccines and the pharmaceutical industry.Berenson told Rogan the number of fully vaccinated people dying from COVID is rising, according to data in most countries. He pointed to what he claims is the best national data available, data from Israel and the UK.“The best data we have comes out of the UK and Israel,” Berenson said. “And in the UK, at least 70% of the people who died from COVID in August were fully vaccinated, and that’s straight from British government documents.”Berenson said Israel, which began vaccinating earlier than any other country, mandated a third, booster shot because data showed fully vaccinated people were losing their immunity and dying from COVID.Berenson said the third shot “drives up protection in the short term, but we don’t know what the consequences of a third shot in the long term. At the moment when Israel deemed every citizen without three shots unvaccinated, there were only safety and efficacy data on a third shot for about 36 people.”This lack of data is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) couldn’t approve COVID boosters for everyone, and instead limited its approval of the third shots for people over age 65 and those considered “high risk” because of “institutional or occupational exposure.”Berenson also discussed the debate between vaccine immunity versus natural immunity, pointing to the Isreali paper which showed natural immunity is much longer lasting than vaccine immunity.Berenson said:“It turns out that there’s always a price for messing with nature. So you get this really high surge of antibodies, that’s much higher than the level that you’d get by natural infection but it declines really fast … So there’s a really good paper that came out of Israel which showed that natural antibodies fall about 5% or 10 percent a month, while vaccine-induced immunity falls more than 40% per month.”Research also shows natural immunity is more robust than vaccine-induced immunity, Berenson said.“Vaccine immunity is also tailored to one single part of the spike protein, so if the virus mutates just a little bit, that vaccine immunity no longer works, while with natural immunity, it is much more robust and affords immunity to many different kinds of COVID,” Berenson said.According to Berenson, another paper out of Japan demonstrated that only four relatively small mutations on Sars-CoV-2 can lead to a failure of vaccine-generated immunity, but people who become naturally infected remain protected from these these small mutations.Citing the science on natural infection, Rogan criticized the policy of mandates:“Folks be really clear about this, vaccine mandates are a form of control. If you got your shots in January, your immunity, by all official science, is waning now, but you can still go wherever you want, but someone who got COVID a couple of weeks ago and has rock solid antibodies isn’t allowed to go anywhere indoors, I have a real concern about this.”Berenson agreed the “vaccine mandates have absolutely nothing to do with medical realities.”Berenson also discussed his surprise with the political left, which is normally very critical of corporate power and the sinister nature of industry influence over public policy. He gave Merck’s Vioxx as an example of how the industry is not our friend.“I’m so struck by the left’s willingness to buy into the narrative that the pharmaceutical industry is selling,” Berenson said. “This is an industry that knowingly killed, according to the FDA’s own estimate, 55,000 people by heart attack, profited from it and then covered it up.”Berenson covered Vioxx lawsuits for the New York Times in the early 2000’s. “So do not tell me these companies are our friends,” he said.The award-winning author told Rogan why he believes he’s so disliked by his colleagues in the media industrial complex:“This is the first time in history that the most educated and wealthier type of people have said ‘I wanna be the guinea pig,’ and now some of those people are finding out that maybe it wasn’t the smartest decision, and those people were publicly desperate to get vaccinated. And those people hate me, because I went to Yale, I worked for the New York Times, these people see me as a traitor to the class.”