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Former pathologist Dr John Lee claimed in an interview with talkRADIO last week that we are within the range of normal mortality—even below the long-term average

The death rate towards the end of 2020 was about 20% above the five-year average, and 5% above the 27-year average (when adjusted for population size).

A closer look at the data

Ken Marsh, the chair of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said on LBC radio that anyone exempt from wearing a mask must have written clarification

Although there is no legal requirement for people to carry proof of exemption, the police may move someone on and/or issue a fixed penalty notice if this isn’t provided upon request.

Rules around exemptions

A video on Facebook incorrectly claims that laws are in force for “Mandatory vaccinations, house arrest until you’re vaccinated, your children are going to be forced to be vaccinated”

Parliament did vote on new Covid-19 regulations that became law on 6 January, but it is not true that these rules introduced mandatory vaccinations.

Vaccines are not mandatory in the UK

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