- Overall, we rate Doctors for Covid Ethics a quackery-level pseudoscience organization based on promoting false and misleading claims regarding Covid-19 and vaccines.
Bias Rating: PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Press Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2021 by Professor Sucharit Bhakdi, MD, Doctors for Covid Ethics is an activist organization that promotes the dangers of Covid-19 vaccines. According to their about page, “We are hundreds of doctors and scientists from all corners of the globe. We have written three letters to the European Medicines Agency, urgently warning of short term and long-term dangers from COVID-19 vaccines, including clotting, bleeding, and platelet abnormalities.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership or funding.
Analysis / Bias
Doctors for Covid Ethics is an advocacy group that states its mission as “we are demanding the immediate withdrawal of all experimental gene-based COVID-19 vaccines. We oppose vaccine passports, which threaten public health and violate Nuremberg and other protections. We are warning that ‘health passes’ place coercive pressure on citizens to submit to dangerous medical experimentation, in return for freedoms that once were human rights.”
The mission statement above begins with two falsehoods; first, the vaccines are not experimental. Second, they do not violate the Nuremberg code as vaccine passports do not force people to get vaccinated.
The website features letters the organization wrote, such as this Urgent Open Letter from Doctors and Scientists to the European Medicines Agency regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Concerns. They also publish blog posts such as this On COVID vaccines: why they cannot work, and irrefutable evidence of their causative role in deaths after vaccination. This article is written by Dr. Bhakdi, who frequently publishes misinformation regarding vaccines. Finally, the website also publishes research and published work by member doctors. In general, they are a medical disinformation organization.
Failed Fact Checks
- Wearing face masks can be harmful to your health, because they can increase the CO2 that you breathe. – False
- VAERS, Yellow Card, and EudraVigilance data show that COVID-19 vaccines are killing people. – False
- mRNA vaccines cause “vascular and organ damage” that can lead to death. – False
Overall, we rate Doctors for Covid Ethics a quackery-level pseudoscience organization based on promoting false and misleading claims regarding Covid-19 and vaccines. (D. Van Zandt 01/01/2022) Updated (09/03/2022)
Last Updated on September 3, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check