Last updated on April 1st, 2021 at 11:50 am
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- The National Vaccine Information Center does not support the scientific consensus because they promote quackery-level pseudoscience related to vaccines.
Bias Rating: PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) was Co-founded in 1982 by Jeff Schwartz, Barbara Loe Fisher, and Kathi Williams under Dissatisfied Parents Together (DPT). NVIC is an American anti-vaccine organization that 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.” The organization promotes vaccine misinformation as its primary mission and holds a right-leaning bias politically.
Funded by / Ownership
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 funded through donations and online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a quackery-level anti-vaccination organization. The website’s entire premise is to encourage parents and adults not to vaccinate. They routinely promote perceived dangers that science does not accept and advocate 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. NVIC lacks credibility because they promote anti-vaccine pseudoscience and misinformation.
Failed Fact Checks
- [v]accines are in direct violation of The Nuremberg Code – False
- Do the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility? – False
- Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus – False
- MMR vaccine kills 445 infants in 1 year (since 2018). – Pants on Fire
- Vaccines cause autism, cancer – False
The National Vaccine Information Center does not support the scientific consensus because they promote quackery-level pseudoscience related to vaccines. (D. Van Zandt 9/18/2018) Updated (4/01/2021)