The latest casualty in Twitter's COVID-19 censorship is Dr. Andrew Bostom, an expert epidemiologist and an associate professor of medicine at the Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Bostom has been regarded as a significant dissenting figure for his opposition to COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates. He even qualified as an expert witness in epidemiology in a lawsuit filed by parents against Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee's executive order requiring children to wear masks in schools.
Bostom's testimony noted that constant mask-wearing affected the physical and psychological wellbeing of children, leading to social isolation and childhood depression. This testimony helped convince plaintiffs that McKee did not have the authority to force children to wear masks.
On June 19, Bostom shared an Israeli study published online ahead of publication in the peer-reviewed medical journal Andrology, which found that the COVID-19 vaccine impairs sperm count and motility. (Related: Pfizer, government regulators hid smoking gun data showing that COVID jabs cause birth defects and infertility.)
Twitter immediately informed Bostom that the post violated the site's policy against "spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19," and the Big Tech platform suspended his account.
As of press time, Bostom's Twitter account is still suspended. It is unclear how long this deplatforming will last.
In an interview with the Epoch Times, Bostom said that Twitter suspending his account "fit into the whole pattern of silencing open discussion."
In the offending post, Bostom merely quoted the Israeli study by saying that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine "temporarily impairs semen concentration and total motile count among semen donors, with apparent rebound [within] five months, but no data on boostering effect."
The Israeli study authors claim the effects on male infertility resolve themselves within 150 days following vaccination, but the figures they presented in their paper actually suggested that was not the case. The authors also noted that they excluded men who have received booster vaccines.
"Does boostering yield another decline?" said Bostom in his interview with The Epoch Times. "I kind of understood what they really showed, which is that some of the metrics, whether it was the counts or the motility, were still depressed. And I used their terminology … I didn't do anything to exaggerate their findings."
Bostom explained that he just wanted to point out that if the men were affected by the first series of vaccinations, studies should be conducted to figure out how booster vaccinations further destroy the fertility of men.
"Maybe if they take these guys and have data on people that were semen donors and they had boosted them, when they followed them after the booster, you'd see another round of depression, and maybe it would be depressed – who knows – would it be depressed more? Would it be depressed less? Would the effect last longer? We just don't have any data on that," he said.
Bostom wants to know why questioning the effect of boosters on male fertility would be grounds for suspension on social media platforms like Twitter. "I don't know why any of that was such a big deal."
Several people have come forward to Bostom's defense. Phil Kerpen, president of the pro-free market Committee to Unleash Prosperity and the organization American Commitment, said Twitter was targeting him for "COVID wrongthink."
Cardiologist and COVID-19 expert Dr. Peter McCullough similarly took to Twitter to defend Bostom. He shared pictures of the Israeli study's results and highlighted how men still had exceptionally low sperm counts and concentration when measured 150 days or more after getting vaccinated.
"Indiscriminate use of targeted, risk-stratified [emergency use authorization] rollout has led to a myriad of concerns. Never broadly apply a brand new experimental biologic agent on a large population without assessment of risk stratification," wrote McCullough. "Over-used and now uninvited concerns in young men."
Learn more about Big Tech's censorship on matters concerning COVID-19 vaccines at Censorship.news.
Watch this episode of the "Health Ranger Report" as Health Ranger Mike Adams talks about how the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines make children permanently infertile.