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- In conclusion, The Vaccine Reaction is a Quackerly level Pseudoscience website based on anti-vaccination propaganda promotion.
Bias Rating: PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1995, The Vaccine Reaction promotes anti-vaccination propaganda. According to the about page, “The Vaccine Reaction, or TVR, is a free online subscription journal newspaper published by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a 501(c)(3)H nonprofit organization. We do not accept advertising. Mercola.com hosts our website”.
Mercola.com is an organization that promotes medical quackery, pseudoscience, and misinformation.
Funded by / Ownership
Individual donations and philanthropic foundations fund NVIC. NVIC claims to be preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education. Revenue for the website is through donations to NVIC.
Analysis / Bias
The Vaccine Reaction’s editorial point of view is anti-vaccination. Linked references for their “articles” point back to their site. Thus, their sourcing is inadequate if not non-existent. For example, “thevaccinereaction.org/2021/03/severe-reactions-to-covid-19-vaccine-close-schools-in-michigan-ohio-and-new-york.” Another example includes “Courts in Spain Order Forced COVID-19 Vaccination of Incapacitated Nursing Home Residents,” which links back to their site and offers innuendo without evidence of their being a problem with the COVID vaccine.
Opinion pieces use questionable sources such as the “The Biggest COVID-19 Vaccine Skeptics? Frontline Health Care Workers”, published by The Epoch Times. The Vaccine Reaction frequently promotes debunked science such as vaccines causing autism, cancer, and numerous other misleading ailments. See fact checks below. In general, they promote medical quackery related to vaccines and offer zero credibility.
Failed Fact Checks
- Will Newborns Be Separated from Parents for COVID-19 Testing – False
- Vaccines cause Autism – False
- Vaccinations cause Autoimmune disease – False
- Cancer Caused by Vaccines – False
In conclusion, The Vaccine Reaction is a Quackerly level Pseudoscience website based on anti-vaccination propaganda promotion. (User submitted, Edited by D. Van Zandt 4/1/2021)
Last Updated on February 16, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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