Internist and cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, who has for months raised questions about the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines, has been banned by Twitter even though he says there’s been no change in how he’s been posting on the big tech platform.

“Twitter claimed that I violated the community rules after thousands of consistent posts on scientific abstracts, and manuscripts,” he told NTD’s “Capitol Report.” “This was very carefully done. I was bringing the world the truth on pandemic response through the media and this was purely of the highest scientific integrity and analysis, and my tweeting pattern didn’t change.”

According to images shared with the Epoch Media Group, which includes NTD, Twitter removed all of McCullough’s followers.

After his legal team interacted with Twitter workers, “Twitter is backing off,” according to McCullough, although he hasn’t been restored to the social media website.

“They initially didn’t allow me to download the data. They wiped out all the users in my account, and now they’re backpedaling. We’ll see what happens this week. But this is just another example of medical censorship by Big Tech on doctors who have the freedom, according to the First Amendment, to express their scientific views through freedom of speech,” McCullough said.

McCullough, a former vice chief of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Texas and now the chief medical adviser for the Truth for Health Foundation, said that he’s been providing updates on COVID-19 vaccines and related pandemic issues due to a feeling of responsibility.

“I felt I had the medical authority and professional responsibility to lead the nation. I’ve testified twice now in the U.S. Senate, multiple state Senates,” he said. “I’ve messaged the best I can through the peer-reviewed literature as well as with podcasts and now Substack formats. People look to me for my analysis because I’ve been accurate and I’ve been conservative and reasonable in my statements.

“And we haven’t seen any of that type of professional activity, any of that level of excellence, from our public health officials. They’ve let us down greatly.”

McCullough has already turned to Twitter competitors such as Truth Social but remains optimistic about Twitter as Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk pursues a purchase of the platform.

“The Twitter story is not over,” he said. “Elon Musk back on purchasing Twitter offers some hope that this really dark time of of censorship and Twitter manipulating people’s accounts to advance the government’s false narrative … is coming to a close with the acquisition and new management of Twitter.”

Backing Ladapo

McCullough has warned against the COVID-19 vaccines for months, pointing to studies that have found an elevated risk of post-vaccination heart inflammation and other serious conditions.

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, referencing an analysis the Florida Department of Health conducted, announced recently that the agency is advising against messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines for men aged 18 to 39.

Both Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines are built on mRNA technology.

“I agree with it,” McCullough said, noting that in 2021, he said that very few people under age 50 should get one of the vaccines “because the benefit-to-risk ratio wasn’t there.”

Officials for Pfizer, Moderna, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention haven’t responded to requests for comment.

“Now, we have hundreds of manuscripts published on myocarditis, heart inflammation,” McCullough said, indicating a recent paper that found a higher risk for young people after COVID-19 vaccination than after COVID-19 itself, as well as autopsies conducted on fatal cases of heart inflammation, some of which have suggested a causal link between the issues and the vaccines.

“So, when we see young people now dying, unexpectedly dying, either during sports or during sleep, in my view, it should be considered COVID-19 subclinical myocarditis and sudden cardiac death until proven otherwise.”