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Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Launched in September 2020, World Doctors Alliance (WDA) is a European based group of doctors that promote disinformation regarding Covid-19. According to their about page “World Doctors Alliance (WDA) as a collaboration between medical professionals across the world to address some the most urgent and important issues surrounding the pandemic.” The founder of WDA is Dr. Mohammad Adil.
The website lacks transparency as they do not disclose where they are located or how they are funded.
Funded by / Ownership
World Doctors Alliance does not disclose ownership and there does not appear to be a revenue model at this time.
Analysis / Bias
In review, World Doctors Alliance (WDA) is a news information source supposedly founded and run by Doctors. The homepage features an open letter to all the citizens and governments of the world. In this letter, they proclaim that herd immunity can be achieved without vaccinations and most importantly that lockdowns are not necessary and infringe on people’s rights. The letter also promotes that Covid is milder than the flu and conspiracy theories related to death certificates. The views held by the Doctors are that of a far-right perspective.
The website also features a news section that publishes information on other media outlets and journals often with a critical tone such as this BMJ CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AMONG UK GOVERNMENTS COVID 19 ADVISERS. They also promote pseudoscience such as this VITAMIN C FOR COVID. Despite being doctors they appear to be unaware that Vitamin C is not effective at boosting the immune system. In general, World Doctor Alliance publishes quackery level pseudoscience related to Covid-19 (see failed fact checks below) from a far-right perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- COVID-19 is a type of flu and is not a pandemic; PCR tests are up to 94% false positive; only 98 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Ireland. – Inaccurate
- There is no pandemic – False
- Covid-19 is another flu – False
- Few Covid-19 deaths in Ireland – False
- Lockdown causing more harm than good – False
- “The COVID-19 pandemic is not a real medical pandemic”; “The COVID-19 vaccine is not proven safe or effective” – Inaccurate
Overall, we rate World Doctors Alliance (WDA) a right biased quackery level pseudoscience source that willfully promotes misinformation related to Covid-19. Following the advice of this site may be dangerous to your health. (D. Van Zandt 12/11/2020)