Physicians for Informed Consent

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  • Overall, we rate Physicians for Informed Consent a quackery level pseudoscience website based on promoting and publishing false and misleading information regarding vaccines.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 2015 by Shira Miller, Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) is an organization that opposes mandatory vaccinations. They state their mission as “The mission of Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) is to deliver data on infectious diseases and vaccines, and unite doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and families who support voluntary vaccination. The vision of Physicians for Informed Consent is that doctors and the public are able to evaluate the data on infectious diseases and vaccines objectively, and voluntarily engage in informed decision-making about vaccination.”

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Funded by / Ownership

Physicians for Informed Consent is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Newport, California. The website lacks transparency as they do not disclose donors. Donations generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

Physicians for Informed Consent advocate for voluntary vaccinations with no mandates. The website provides educational materials, videos, and news on vaccinations. The organization also writes letters to politicians and files Amicus Briefs such as this Physicians for Informed Consent Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Crucial Parental Rights and Informed Consent Lawsuit. Finally, they also serve as a lobbying group in California promoting no vaccine mandates, and they set up booths at alternative health events to promote their agenda.

When reporting on vaccines (Flu, Measles, Covid-19, etc.), they promote misinformation by cherry-picking information from credible sources such as this THERE IS A 65% INCREASED RISK OF NON-FLU RESPIRATORY ILLNESS IN POPULATIONS THAT GET THE FLU VACCINE. There is little evidence to support this claim. The same article claims that the Flu vaccine increases the chances of catching the Coronavirus. There is No Evidence That the Flu Shot Increases Risk of COVID-19.

Another educational article claims that aluminum in vaccines can be unsafe. The consensus of science does not support this. In general, Physicians for Informed Consent promotes anti-vaccination propaganda by publishing false and misleading information.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Physicians for Informed Consent a quackery level pseudoscience website based on promoting and publishing false and misleading information regarding vaccines. (D. Van Zandt 03/05/2022)

Source: https://physiciansforinformedconsent.org/

Last Updated on March 13, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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