Get the facts: Prevention

22 October 2020

This post telling healthy people to stop getting tested is full of inaccuracies

The post cites inaccurate claims about how testing and virus levels are measured.

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This post telling healthy people to stop getting tested is full of inaccuracies
21 October 2020

Labour’s tweet about Serco is missing some important context

Public and private contact tracers do different kinds of work, so it is difficult to compare their performance.

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Labour’s tweet about Serco is missing some important context
16 October 2020

Contact tracing has not stopped in schools

Single Covid-19 cases in educational settings are being traced centrally, instead of by local teams

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Contact tracing has not stopped in schools
5 October 2020

Boris Johnson makes an error about quarantine payments

It is £500 for the whole period of self-isolation, not £500 per week.

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Boris Johnson makes an error about quarantine payments
30 September 2020

Serco didn’t build and does not run the NHS Test and Trace app

Serco has been contracted during the pandemic to assist with facilities management and contact tracing call centres.

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Serco didn’t build and does not run the NHS Test and Trace app
24 September 2020

The government is not planning to roll out an untested Covid-19 vaccine

A government consultation about unlicensed vaccines has been misunderstood online.

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The government is not planning to roll out an untested Covid-19 vaccine
14 September 2020

People deciding not to get tested will not make it look as though coronavirus has been wiped out

Covid-19’s prevalence in the community is measured by more than the number of positive tests.

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People deciding not to get tested will not make it look as though coronavirus has been wiped out
4 September 2020

Reopening universities will almost certainly not cause 50,000 deaths

This assumes that every student in the UK catches Covid-19 this autumn, and that nothing is done to stop it

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Reopening universities will almost certainly not cause 50,000 deaths
17 August 2020

We don’t know whether “misinformation” killed 800 people

Several news reports based this claim on a scientific paper that provided little evidence in support of the figure

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We don’t know whether “misinformation” killed 800 people
14 August 2020

This vaccine survey may not be exactly what it seems

People who don’t think they will get the coronavirus vaccine may not be planning to “refuse” it.

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This vaccine survey may not be exactly what it seems

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