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ITV News’s political editor Robert Peston tweeted that the number of Covid-19 cases being reported each day by the government “seriously understates” the real number, because reinfections are not counted
The proportion of Covid cases that are suspected reinfections changes from week to week, but the overall rate has been estimated by a PHE epidemiologist at around 1%.How reinfections are estimated
In a speech to Parliament on 22 July, the Labour MP Dawn Butler said that Boris Johnson “has lied to this House and the country, over and over again”
It is often impossible to say for sure whether somebody is “lying”. However, it is correct that the majority of Mr Johnson’s claims that Ms Butler mentioned were either false or misleading.See the claims
A post on Facebook claims that a law mandating the Covid-19 vaccine has been passed through the House of Lords without an impact assessment
This is true, but refers only to an amendment of the Health and Social Care Act which will make it a requirement for care home workers from October. It is not mandatory for anyone else to have a Covid-19 vaccinationAbout the amendment
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