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National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)

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Factual Reporting: LOW

History

Co-founded in 1982 by Jeff Schwartz, Barbara Loe Fisher, and Kathi Williams under the name Dissatisifed Parents Together (DPT), the National Vaccine Information Center is an American anti-vaccine organization which has been widely criticized as a leading source of vaccine misinformation. They claim to be the “oldest and largest consumer led organization advocating for the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections.”

Funded by / Ownership

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 that is funded through donations and online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a quackery level anti-vaccination organization. The entire premise of the website is to encourage parents and adults not to vaccinate due to perceived dangers that are not accepted by science, as well as promoting propaganda campaigns such as displaying billboards along highways. Further, NVIC also claims a partnership with known pseudoscience purveyor, Joseph Mercola. This source also promotes the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism.

Overall, this is a quackery level pseudoscience website that promotes dangerous information that is not scientifically backed. (D. Van Zandt 9/18/2018)

Source: https://www.nvic.org

Conspiracy Level: National Vaccine Information Center
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Pseudoscience Level: National Vaccine Information Center
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