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- Overall, we rate Primary Doctor Medical Journal (PDMJ) right biased and a quackery level pseudoscience website based on the publication of misleading and false information related to the Coronavirus.
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in October 2020, the Primary Doctor Medical Journal (PDMJ) is an anonymously run Coronavirus misinformation website. They claim to be peer-reviewed and state on their about page “The Journal focuses on topics primarily related to public health as well as preventive and natural medicine.”
The website 100% lacks transparency as they do not name owners, editors, peer-reviewers, or location as their domain is registered privately. However, all supposed peer-reviewed studies are written by Colleen Huber who is not an actual medical doctor, but rather a Naturopath who takes anti-vaccination positions as well as advocating for natural cancer cures, which does not have supportive evidence for effectiveness.
Funded by / Ownership
Primary Doctor Medical Journal does not disclose ownership or any names associated with the website, however, it appears that Colleen Huber is the primary publisher. Further, there does not appear to be a source of revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Primary Doctor Medical Journal (PDMJ) claims to be a peer-reviewed medical journal, when in fact it is a website that publishes studies and research by Naturopath Colleen Huber, who runs a clinic that promotes natural cancer cures. The focus of the website is anti-mask and lockdown propaganda as it relates to Covid-19. For example in one of their research articles, they promote that wearing a mask is dangerous as it causes hypoxia and hypercapnia. This simply is not true. In fact, all of the papers on the website promotes the dangers of mask-wearing. In another study, they promote that lockdowns do not decrease deaths, which again is not true. Of the six so-called research papers on the website all are either misleading or false. Therefore, the Primary Doctor Medical Journal is not credible or legitimate based on the promotion of quackery level pseudoscience related to Coronavirus.
Failed Fact Checks by Colleen Huber
- Bacterial pneumonia, a complication of influenza, linked to mask-wearing – False
- What did people in #masks die from? Bacterial pneumonia. Who knew this and wrote about it in 2008? Dr. Anthony Fauci. – False
Overall, we rate Primary Doctor Medical Journal (PDMJ) right biased and a quackery level pseudoscience website based on the publication of misleading and false information related to the Coronavirus. (D. Van Zandt 12/27/2020)