Vaccine Injury Support Groups Facing ‘Disgusting’ Online Censorship

By Allan Stein
Allan Stein
Allan Stein
Allan Stein is an Epoch Times reporter who covers the state of Arizona.
August 17, 2022 Updated: August 25, 2022

Nick started a public vaccine injury support group on social media about a year ago, after receiving his one and only Pfizer shot for COVID-19.

That was in April 2021, and he began suffering almost immediate neurological reactions after the injection, including temporary paralysis.

“I’ve had my entire life shattered by this vaccine,” said Nick, who asked not to give his last name. “It took me about nine months to get to a doctor willing to help me. They throw you under the bus. They leave you for dead.”

Nick launched the vaccine injury support group hoping to find answers and share practical solutions to help others like himself to deal with lasting physical effects associated with COVID injections.

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An Israeli man receives a fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the Israeli hospital conducts a trial of the vaccine’s fourth jab on staff volunteers, at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Dec. 27, 2021. (Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images)

The “absurd” part, he said, was the way that members used code to avoid being flagged or deleted. Words like “vaccine,” “injury,” and “Pfizer” had to be avoided.

“Basically, [Facebook has] filters set up. I’m at the point where I’m certain that the federal government, Big Tech, and Pfizer are all intertwined. It’s quite disgusting,” he said.

“They’ll delete your account [and] ban you. So everybody has to talk in code. [Facebook] will flag the post, delete the post, and delete the group. You’re not allowed to ask for help. You have to spell it in weird words.”

‘Like an Underground Railroad’

“Yeah, it’s bad,” Nick said about the censorship. “It’s basically like an underground railroad. It’s absurd.”

Nick said he experienced similar censorship on Reddit, where “a sea of people with the same problem” came looking for help and guidance.

“It was terrifying—this is happening—some sort of vaccine reaction,” Nick said. “Reddit constantly deleted me just for asking for help.”

He recently received the following message: “Your account has been permanently suspended from Reddit.”

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Catherine “Cat” Parker of Minnesota recently launched the Vaccine Injury/Support Group on Facebook, only to have her messages that made any reference to COVID-19 vaccine-related injuries censored. (Courtesy of Catherine Parker)

“This is what you get for asking for help. All communications lost with the people that I was helping,” Nick said.

Catherine “Cat” Parker, who is vaccine injured and lives in Minnesota, launched the Vaccine Injury/Side Effects Support Group on Facebook early this year when she couldn’t find information about vaccine injuries online.

“I saw many people needed a lot of emotional support and information. I decided I’d start helping people heal myself.”

Wither Free Speech?

Parker, a freelance photographer, said she went into the project believing that Facebook was a neutral platform for expressing different views and ideas.

“I would say within a month or so things would disappear” from the support group’s web page, Parker told The Epoch Times.

“Or you’d get a message that would say ‘misinformation.’ But it’s gotten really bad now—banning and suspending us. I think my last [suspension] was for 28 days. I’ve lost count now. This is my normal account. I’ve got all my photography there, too.”

Parker said that when she does a Google search for her support group, it doesn’t exist on the search list.

At last count, her group had 1,200 members, many of them health care professionals, but Facebook metrics show almost zero traffic, she said.

Parker said she received the Johnson & Johnson shot in April 2021, when her employer, a construction company, mandated it. She was given a Pfizer booster in November 2021, and she now suffers from debilitating health issues.

“How much time do you have?” Parker said when asked to describe her symptoms, which include “autonomic disruptions,” Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms, and adrenal insufficiency.

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Donna Zuk Adley of Connecticut is site administrator for the Vaccine Injury/Side Effects Support Group. Adley said she’s currently in Facebook “jail” for 30 days after making a post critical of COVID-19 vaccines. (Courtesy of Donna Zuk Adley)

“There are so many things—tremors, bleeding, clots, imbalances, brain fog, migraines, memory loss, stuttering—it’s insane,” said Parker, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 about a month ago.

“I don’t ever feel good anymore. I used to live life to the fullest—travel and spend time with friends and family. I don’t do anything like that anymore because I don’t feel good anymore.

“You can’t find any information because we’re being censored so bad.”

Parker’s site administrator, Donna Zuk Adley, who lives in Connecticut, has been banned multiple times for violating Facebook’s community standards, she said.

She’s currently in Facebook “jail” for 28 more days for contesting a six-day ban for an earlier post.

‘No Comment’

“I’m not allowed to comment on vaccine injuries,” Adley told The Epoch Times.

“I told the truth. So I guess telling the truth violates Facebook’s community standards policy. You have to follow the [vaccine] narrative because the narrative is a lie. They’re not following the science right now.

“Facebook put me in Facebook jail for 30 days. I must create a new ID to get back as the group administrator.”

Adley believes a double Moderna jab caused her vaccine injuries, which include blurred vision, confusion, loss of smell and taste, slurred speech, heart palpitations, physical exhaustion, and personality changes.

She was recently let go from her job as a nursing home professional while on medical leave for refusing to take a booster shot.

“I had brain, lung, heart, and stomach damage, and you want me to get the booster, and you won’t accept my doctor’s medical exemption?” she said.

“This was medical rape. I did not give my consent. Putting me out in the street at 64—that’s not a choice. No one can tell me that these human rights given to us by God can be taken away from us by a man.

“I’m angry—angry because this is America. Why do we have a Constitution if we’re not abiding by it? My body, my right—when did that go by the wayside?”

Parker said she plans to migrate from Facebook to TrialSite News, a free-speech platform based in Utah, and is currently in negotiations.

Facebook didn’t respond to a request for comment.

“I see [Facebook] shutting us down,” Parker said. “I’m blocked on Twitter now for six days—for ‘violence.’ I think I said the vaccine was ‘worthless as tits on a boar.’ I’m from the South. We have some good sayings.”

Parker said her goal now is to enable honest conversations and ask questions about COVID-related vaccines and injuries.

People are “angry now,” she said. “There’s a lot of us. It’s going to be like a Revolutionary War.”

Allan Stein
Allan Stein is an Epoch Times reporter who covers the state of Arizona.