A propaganda campaign on the ABC News websites is spreading misinformation about the effectiveness of vaccines and the potential dangers of vaccines.
“Fake news” on the website reads.
“Our doctors have told us the vaccine has a 99 per cent safety rate.
We can’t even get a quote on the actual efficacy, but that’s because they’re working on a new vaccine that’s not been proven yet.”
It says the government is pushing a new “Vaccine Safety Study” that is “not designed to make a final decision about the safety of the vaccine.”
The website also claims that some doctors are using vaccines as a “bait-and-switch” for the public.
“There is a lot of misinformation out there, including on ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir, which is very well known to people here in Australia,” ABC Communications Director Chris Richardson told ABC News Breakfast.
The propaganda campaign started on Thursday, with a page promoting a new study on vaccines with the headline: “VACCINE SAFETY STUDY ON ‘PROOF OF VALIDITY’ EXPOSED. “
We can assure you that we are in constant contact with our doctors to ensure that the truth is on our side.”
“The study will be done by the World Health Organization and will be published in The Lancet, a medical journal. “
“No vaccines are safe. “
There is no proven way to prevent the spread of these diseases.” “
No vaccines are safe.
There is no proven way to prevent the spread of these diseases.”
The page continues: “The ‘study’ is an attempt by the government to divert public attention away from the fact that the vaccine is safe and effective.”
The site says the study will show how vaccine efficacy is “almost 99 per%” and says it is “likely that the study is based on ‘fake news’.” The page is titled “Vaxxed: Vaccines Are Safe, But Not Perfect.”
It has been edited to make the “fake news” claim.
“Some doctors are working on new vaccines that are not yet proven,” it states.
The page claims the study “will not be ready by the time it is published, but is likely to be done before the end of the year.”
ABC News has reached out to the World Wide Fund for Nature for comment.
On the ABC’s Facebook page, the “Vacavirus Safety Study On ‘PROWESS’ Exposed” page has been shared more than 3,000 times.
“This is a complete hoax,” wrote one commenter.
“I just don’t believe this is real, so I’m not sure how to respond,” wrote another.
The comments come just days after the ABC published a piece by Dr John Bambauer, who has been working in the field of vaccine safety for decades.
“Vitamins and minerals can have harmful effects, which include causing an immune response,” Dr Bambau said.
“They also can increase the risk of infection and even death.”
Dr Bammauer has previously said that the MMR vaccine “has been shown to be safe, but the risks are very low.”
“I’m concerned about how this vaccine has been promoted and sold,” Dr Brambauer told the ABC.
“It’s not a vaccine that is being used for autism.”
“This vaccine is being promoted as an autism vaccine, but it is actually a very safe vaccine,” he said.
In a statement, the World Vaccine Organization said it was “unaware of any scientific research that demonstrates vaccines to be effective against human viruses or viruses that cause infectious disease”.
“We are in the process of reviewing this misinformation to ensure it does not impact vaccine availability in the future,” the statement said.
ABC reporter Andrew Bird has been researching vaccine safety issues for more than 20 years. “
As always, we urge all people to seek the advice of their doctor, or any health care provider, if they experience any adverse reactions to a vaccine.”
ABC reporter Andrew Bird has been researching vaccine safety issues for more than 20 years.
The ABC contacted the WHO for comment but did not receive a response by the end on Thursday.