“BBC” non-disclosure of conflicts of interest in vaccine promotional articles.



For the attention of:

Mr David Jordan

BBC Director Editorial Policy and Standards; and

Mr Ric Bailey

BBC Chief Adviser Politics

Mr Jordan and Mr Bailey, conflicts of interest were not properly disclosed in the recent BBC News Health article: Parents’ vaccine side effects fear ‘fuelled by social media’, 24 January 2019: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46972429

I suggest the lack of disclosure of conflicts of interest contravenes the BBC’s Editorial Values, e.g.Read More

‘Pharma-led chorus’ dominates the public narrative on vaccination

Elizabeth M Hart

Meryl Nass says “Ms Tanne seems to be singing with a Pharma-led chorus this week, orchestrated with the WHO, BMJ, NY Times and other media outlets”.[1]

Indeed, with yet another opportunistic ‘measles’ article, the ‘Pharma-led chorus’ dominates the public narrative on vaccination, and citizens are kept in the dark about the gross conflicts of interest surrounding vaccination policy, and the burgeoning global vaccine product market, tipped to exceed US$77.5 billion by 2024.[2] A major segment of this market, the United States, provides protection from product liability for vaccine manufacturers via its controversial National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which was created in the 1980s.… Read More