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- Overall, we rate Precision Vaccinations a Pro-Science source based on proper sourcing of information to credible medical journals and government agencies as well as having qualified editors vet information before publication.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2016, Precision Vaccinations “is an international publisher of research-based vaccine news that is vetted for commercial bias, clinical relevance, and ‘main-street’ comprehension by doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.” Don Ward Hackett is the Publisher and Dr. Robert Carlson is Clinical Editor.
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Funded by / Ownership
Precision Vaccinations is owned by “PrecisionVax, LLC, which is a woman-owned, international news organization. Karen Hake McClorey Hackett is the president of PrecisionVax.” Revenue is derived from 3rd party advertising. According to their about page, they also have “lead generation business agreements with GoodRx for discounts, Antidote clinical trials, Ulta Labs for diagnostic tests, and various healthcare providers for vaccine appointment requests.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, Precision Vaccinations “publishes vaccine news based upon valid research from universities, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the WHO.” Each article is reviewed by the clinical editorial board, which consists of a Physician, RN, and Pharmacist. Articles are presented with minimal bias such as this: Scotland’s HPV Vaccination Significantly Reduced Cervical Cancer. This article is sourced to the distinguished British Medical Journal (BMJ) and other articles reviewed were also properly sourced to credible pro-science sources.
Precision Vaccinations also provides a fact checking section where they look at common questions and statements and then research the facts. For example, this fact check: Fact Check: Flu Vaccines Don’t Protect Children, utilizes the CDC as the basis for their conclusions.
Overall, we rate Precision Vaccinations a Pro-Science source based on proper sourcing of information to credible medical journals and government agencies as well as having qualified editors vet information before publication. (D. Van Zandt 4/6/2019)
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