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A clip of Dan Wootton on GB News, which has been viewed more than 450,000 times, falsely claimed that “just 17,371” people died of Covid-19 (rather than “with Covid-19”) up to the end of September 2021

During that time, 131,762 deaths were registered in England and Wales with Covid as the underlying cause. Mr Wootton’s figure refers to those who died of Covid-19 and had no pre-existing conditions.

MP David Davis also used the data wrongly

On Twitter, the Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries twice claimed that there were 420,000 more people in work now than there were before the pandemic started

This is wrong. There are 420,000 more employees now than in March 2020, but the total number of people in work, including the self-employed, is 600,000 lower than it was before the start of the pandemic.

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A fake tweet purporting to be from an Australian health official, Dr Chant, has been shared widely on social media. the ‘tweet’ claims three children have died in the vaccine roll-out, declaring this “a better result than expected.”

But Dr Chant tweeted nothing of the sort. The latest data shows that out of Australia’s 46 million administered doses, 11 deaths have been linked to the vaccine, the youngest person, as of 28 November, was a 34 year old woman.

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