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On Wednesday, the government’s joint committee on vaccines and immunisation (JCVI) recommended that under-30s should be offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Full Fact has broken down some of the key facts. it is important that people have access to the available evidence—and that this information is put into context—so that they can make informed decisions.What do we know about the AstraZeneca vaccine?
An article on Thailand’s travel policy in the Independent neatly encapsulates almost everything that is bad about doing polls on social media
The piece claimed that most people are in favour of Thailand’s plans to open up to vaccinated travellers from 1 July, citing the results of a “Twitter poll conducted for The Independent”. It was the author of the article’s own Twitter poll.Why you should never use polls like this
A widely-shared online article, which has been designed to look almost exactly like it was from the Daily Mirror, claimed members of the public could “easily earn £7,380.10 from home… per day”
The article is fake, and Full Fact has found no evidence that the trading platform mentioned, known as “Oil Profit” has ever existed as a registered business in the UK.What are the telltale signs of a fake article?
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