by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 2, 2022) — Just after 6:00 p.m. EST Sunday, “Dr. Malone” is trending on Twitter between second and third places despite his having been “permanently suspended” Thursday from the social-media platform.
With approximately a half-million followers at the time, Malone had prolifically tweeted links to scientific reports about the COVID-19 vaccines and related issues.
Malone is the key innovator of the mRNA technology employed by Moderna and Pfizer in their COVID vaccine products, while the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) injection utilizes viral-vector technology.
All of the COVID-19 vaccines have been associated with a number of side effects ranging from arm pain and fatigue to myocarditis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and death.
Much was made by many of Malone’s followers following his Twitter suspension, with various accounts retweeting video clips of his three-hour interview with Joe Rogan the same day.
Similarly, the personal Twitter account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA14), an outspoken critic of mask and vaccine mandates, was “permanently suspended” Sunday, The UK Daily Mail reported. The outlet appeared to accuse Greene of “misusing data to claim thousands of deaths from COVID vaccines.”
The New York Times reported that Greene encountered her fifth “strike” on the platform which resulted in the closure of her account.
It is unclear which data Greene allegedly “misused,” but if she was referring to information gleaned from the U.S. government’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) database, the majority of the data found there is entered by healthcare professionals and verified by representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to Dr. Peter A. McCullough, a colleague of Malone’s who advocates for early treatment of COVID-19 and an end to “therapeutic nihilism.”
On Saturday, Malone wrote of his suspension in a graphic meme, “I don’t always lose half a million followers on twitter, but when I do, I gain 50 million views on Rogan.”
“People are writing, calling, texting me in support,” he expounded. “I can only humbly say – thank you. I have no words -other than offering back my support for each and every one of you who is doing their part to stop the mandates, the authoritarianism, the totalitarianism, the vaccination of kids – in the face of severe adverse events, many deaths, including children and lack of data on long-term consequences. I am heartbroken for this country.”
Kirsch was silenced by Twitter but recently reinstated without explanation from the company, Kirsch reported.