Alex Berenson: ‘Medicalizing Pain Has Created USA More Problems Than It Solved’

Alex Berenson is an American journalist and former New York Times writer who is well known by many for his pursuit of truth. Bereson has authored various controversial works, including “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence” and perhaps most notably his 3-part series “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns.”

The controversy Bereson has helped stir is undoubtedly clear with legacy encyclopedia outlets once considered reliable such as Wikipedia, which posts intentional slander of the journalist with no allowances for edits that do not fall within their accepted narrative of labeling him a liar. Wikipedia’s entry on Berenson accuses him more than once of “spreading false claims about COVID-19 and its vaccines.” The “encyclopedia” engages in similar practices against journalist James O’Keefe of Project Veritas as well, saying that “he has selectively edited videos to misrepresent the context of the conversations and the subjects’ responses.”

During the coronavirus pandemic, Berenson appeared frequently in American right-wing media, spreading false claims about COVID-19 and its vaccines.[2] He spent much of the pandemic arguing that its seriousness was overblown; once COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out, he made false claims about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.[3][4][5][6][7]

An excerpt from Wikipedia’s entry about Alex Berenson.
A screenshot of an excerpt from Wikipedia’s entry about Alex Berenson.

After being permanently banned by Twitter, Berenson has recently opened a page on Substack named after his book, called “Unreported Truths.”

The journalist began his most recent post on the website thanking his viewers and subscribers for a recent hit count of 647,572, making for over half a million views on a single article after he was de-platformed on social media. He then pivoted to discuss a more deep topic – how in his view the push to medicalize pain has created more problems for the United States than it has solved.

“Medicalizing chronic pain and trying to treat it with opioids has caused the United States far more problems than it has solved,” Berenson began. “Turning common psychiatric conditions into diseases that don’t exist (in any reproducible way) is doing the same, though the effects are harder to measure than the body count of opioid overdoses.”

The author then said that many people will simply throw aside various chronic stresses of life that are impeding themselves while vying for another diagnosis & proposed solutions to their perceived problems. Berenson then compared this with the severe overreactions to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that US leaders “would rather force healthy teenagers take injections of mRNA that have already been proven dangerous to them than encourage morbidly obese people to consider the risks of their weight;” In his view, this is yet another example of Americans misidentifying a problem and coming up with an even worse solution.

“Our inability to tell the truth, or even look in its general direction, is now actually killing us,” Berenson concluded.

“Maybe it’s time to start?”

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