by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 27, 2021) — Dr. Robert W. Malone, MD, innovator of the mRNA technology utilized in Moderna and Pfizer coronavirus vaccines, tweeted early Monday morning that entrepreneur-turned-vaccine researcher Steve Kirsch’s Twitter account was reinstated Sunday without explanation after its suspension on November 30.
On his Substack blog Christmas Day, Kirsch wrote, “I’m now lifetime banned on Medium, Twitter, LinkedIn, and sendgrid. The reason I am not yet banned on Facebook and YouTube is because I never post there anymore. That’s the trick. Just stop posting anything that goes against mainstream thinking and you won’t be banned.”
LinkedIn closed his account “for life,” Kirsch wrote, for making “3 truthful, accurate statements that some people at LinkedIn considered to be misleading or inaccurate.”
Kirsch, who is double-vaccinated and since the 1980s launched seven tech companies with a combined market cap of approximately $2 billion, earlier this year resigned as CEO of Token to devote his time to exposing what he believes are the dangers of the COVID-19 vaccines after a home contractor informed him that both he and his wife were seriously injured after taking the injections.
At first skeptical of the report, Kirsch investigated further and, in June participated in the “Dark Horse” roundtable discussion with Bret Weinstein and Malone discussing the potential dangers of the vaccines, a video which YouTube censored.
Kirsch has objected to the revision of his Wikipedia bio, which he recently said no longer reflects much of his significant charitable work over the years. At the time of this writing, the bio references one fund Kirsch launched last year for “early treatment” of COVID-19, ending with:
In Mid-2020, Kirsch founded the Covid-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF) to fund research into off-label treatments for Covid-19. In May 2021, Kirsch posted an article online making an unfounded claim that COVID-19 vaccines affect fertility, while also underplaying the vaccines’ ability to prevent illness and death. The following month, Kirsch appeared in a YouTube video posted with Bret Weinstein and Robert W. Malone to discuss COVID-19 vaccines. In the video, Kirsch makes several false claims, including that spike proteins used in COVID-19 vaccines are “very dangerous”.
There is, however, a tag for “American philathropists” leads to a multi-page list on which Kirsch’s name can be found in alphabetical order.
Kirsch is founder of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (VSRF), which hosts a weekly teleconference with free registration.
On October 5, Cat Ferguson of Technology Review wrote of Kirsch:
In the early days of the pandemic, as billions of dollars poured into the hunt for novel treatments and vaccines, veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Kirsch did what he’s always done: He went looking for an underdog…
By March 2020, he’d settled on the idea of searching for covid treatments in the pre-existing pharmacopeia. The premise made sense: Most experts were predicting vaccines would take years, while finding helpful drugs with known safety profiles could shortcut the approval process.
With little government funding available for such work, Kirsch founded the Covid-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF), putting in $1 million of his own money and bringing in donations from Silicon Valley luminaries: the CETF website lists the foundations of Marc Benioff and Elon Musk as donors. Over the last 18 months, the fund has granted at least $4.5 million to researchers testing the covid-fighting powers of drugs that are already FDA-approved for other diseases.
Last week, independent journalist and author Alex Berenson reported on his Substack that after hinting such would be the case, he filed suit against Twitter for in late August closing his account, which had hundreds of thousands of followers, for allegedly posting false information.
Berenson argued that all of the information he posted was factual and has since been borne out by recent news reports.
At 12:40 a.m. Monday, Dr. Peter A. McCullough, an epidemiologist, cardiologist and early-treatment advocate who says the COVID-19 vaccination program should have been “shut down” in late January after 182 deaths were reported to VAERS, tweeted that a recent Instagram post had been removed for allegedly violating “our Community Guidelines on harmful false information.”
Instagram is owned by Facebook, which has played a large role in censoring any statements, whether opinion or fact, contradicting the narrative that the vaccines are “safe and effective.”
Also Monday morning, Carly Shimkus on “Fox & Friends” quoted “all the doctors” the show has hosted on the topic of the vaccines as saying the vaccines are “safe.” However, Shimkus argued that those questioning new medical products should not be ostracized from society nor condemned for their views.
Update, 10:00 p.m. EST: Kirsch’s Twitter account remains intact as of now.
Updated December 28, 2021, 2:53 p.m. EST.