country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Yale University
occupation: novelist, writer, reporter
award received: Edgar Awards
Alex Berenson (born January 6, 1973) is an American writer. He was a reporter for The New York Times and has authored several thriller novels and a book on corporate financial filings. His 2019 book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence sparked controversy, earning denunciations from many in the scientific and medical communities.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Berenson became the "right-wing media’s go-to coronavirus skeptic" and he has appeared frequently in American right-wing media, spreading false claims about COVID-19 and its vaccines. 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.
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