A shamed anti-vaxx campaigner who compared NHS workers to Nazi war criminals has been allowed back on Twitter. Kate Shemirani, who also likened Covid lockdown restrictions to the Holocaust, was ‘permanently’ banned from the social media site last year for peddling bogus claims about vaccines and the pandemic in general.
But this has now been lifted, MailOnline can reveal.
Ms Shemirani last night made a triumphant return to the platform, to the adoration of other like-minded individuals.
The ex-nurse, who was struck off the NHS register during the pandemic because of her conspiracy views, is a central figure in the anti-vaxx movement in Britain.
Kate Shemirani, was removed from social media and removed from the Nursing and Midwifery Council register for spreading misinformation about the pandemic
Ms Shemirani’s Twitter suspension was ended yesterday after previously being locked for spreading misleading information about the Covid virus and vaccines, she began by tweeting about contaminated paracetamol supplies in Asia
Kate Shemirani, aged 21 working as a nurse in Glasgow before she quit to become an BA air hostess
Ms Shemirani has embraced her new freedom to tweet anti-vaxx messages including that nurses are failing their duty to patients by administering them.
She also about also a plethora of other fring theories such as a supposed plan by the global elite to force the public to subsist on a diet of insects.
Ms Shemirani also retweeted other conspiracists, including one from disgraced MP Andrew Bridgen who was recently stripped of the whip by disgusted Tories after he compared the Covid jab campaign to the Holocaust.
Twitter did not respond to queries from MailOnline about why Ms Shemirani’s ban had been lifted.
Shamed anti-vaxxer nurse whose own son has abandoned her and claims that NHS colleagues who got her struck off were overweight and jealous
Mother-of-four Kate Shemirani, a former nurse of 35 years, is adamant coronavirus is a hoax and claimed its symptoms are linked to the roll-out of 5G
Mother-of-four Kate Shemirani, a former nurse of 35 years, is adamant coronavirus is a hoax and claimed its symptoms are linked to the roll-out of 5G.
She has argued the vaccine is a political tool to gain access to and change people’s DNA, has likened lockdown to the Holocaust and insisted dancing NHS nurses will ‘stand trial for genocide’.
She wrote: ‘Murder. Genocide. The NHS is the new Auschwitz.’
She is a headliner at anti-lockdown rallies, having joined conspiracy theorists David Icke and Piers Corbyn at a protest in August.
She directed yobs to confront riot police whom she branded ‘dirty dogs’ and mocked for wearing face masks at a rally in September.
Her son Sebastian, 21, said he is concerned about the impact his mother’s claims could have on public health and branded her ‘dangerous’ and an ‘attention-seeker’.
However, it appears to be related to the ethos of the platform’s new owner, tycoon Elon Musk, a self-professed ‘free speech absolutist’.
In November last year, Mr Musk announced Twitter would no longer be enforcing its Covid misinformation policy, which banned users for repeatedly spreading ‘false or misleading’ information about the virus or vaccines.
Twitter previously reported suspending some 11,000 users under the policy, with Ms Shemirani account presumably being one of them.
The 58-year-old, a friend of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s brother, and fellow lockdown sceptic Piers Corbyn, sprung to national attention during an anti-vaxxer rally in Trafalgar Square in 2020.
There she compared health professionals to Nazi doctors who should face ‘Nuremberg trials’, adding vaccination teams should be renamed ‘death squads’ and referred to the NHS as the ‘new Auschwitz’.
In a viral video, she said to the cheers from a crowd of anti-vaxxers and lockdown sceptics: ‘Get their names. Email them to me.
‘At the Nuremburg Trials the doctors and nurses stood trial and they hung.’
Police said at the time they were investigating the comments, with both London mayor Sadiq Kahn and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemning the comments.
She has also previously used social media to claim that every Covid vaccine has ‘a tiny bit of Satan’ inside, as well as saying that the jabs cause cancer and contain material harvested from aborted foetuses, all of which are untrue.
And Ms Shemirani has also previously claimed the Covid virus was a hoax and linked to the roll-out of 5G technology.
She has staged protests and demonstrations outside vaccine centres and schools, urging people not the get jabbed.
Covid jabs, like any medical treatment, carry a risk of harm when used.
However, multiple studies and real-world evidence have repeatedly shown they are safe. They have been credited with saving countless lives and allowing the world to emerge from draconian lockdowns.
Official statistics show just 75 Brits have been killed by Covid vaccines, equating to roughly one death for every 2million jabs dished out in the UK.
While Ms Shemirani sprung to national attention during the pandemic, she has used social media to promote dodgy health treatments for years.
On a now banned Youtube channel, she urged cancer sufferers to treat their disease with dog wormer medication and swore by a combination of coffee enemas as well as mistletoe injections to the stomach for curing her own breast cancer.
It is claimed she refused chemo on the advice of her ex-husband Faramarz, himself a conspiracy theorist who believed 9/11 was an inside job.
Ms Shemirani, who still calls her herself a nurse, is still using the title to give credit to her claims.
Despite occasionally appearing in a nurse’s uniform, she was struck off from the UK’s nursing register after other nurses reported her for spreading her anti-vaxx and anti-mask views to the public.
She has argued anyone who disagrees with her is lying, misinformed or jealous, and she blamed overweight, envious nurses for her career being ended.
‘The fact that I was always graced with decent looks and I’m always very slim has generated jealousy throughout my career,’ she said previously.
Andrew Bridgen shared an article on the Pfizer and Moderna jabs on Twitter, which was based on safety data published by US health agencies
Twitter owner Elon Musk has adopted a more lax stance to moderation than that previously used on the social media platform
It is said that Ms Shemirani only briefly worked for the NHS during the 1980s before working as a British Airways air hostess and model before administering Botox, fillers and peels while bringing up her four children.
One of those children, Sebastian, has spoken against his mother views, previously saying: ‘My mum is definitely beyond help.
‘It’s impossible to talk to somebody when they’ve got that level of God complex.’
He has said his childhood was ‘hell’ because of years of brainwashing, describing how he was left terrified as a 10-year-old when Ms Shemirani told him ‘the Rothschilds are planning to go live on a space station and how there’s going to be this mass genocide’.