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Our readers have asked us to check claims that aluminium used in a new Covid-19 vaccine—or any other vaccine—can cause Alzheimer’s disease
No link between Alzheimer’s disease and the small amount of aluminium found in some vaccines has been established.What is in vaccines?
In a now-deleted tweet, writer and commentator Toby Young wrongly claimed a published study found that Covid-19’s infection fatality rate (IFR) is just 0.1%
This is incorrect. Most research places the virus’s infection fatality rate at between 0.5% and 1%.What does the data tell us?
People claimed on Twitter and Instagram that Ticketmaster is planning to make proof of Covid-19 vaccination mandatory in order to attend concerts
Not correct. Ticketmaster said there is “absolutely no requirement from Ticketmaster mandating vaccines/testing for future events”.What power does Ticketmaster have?
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