Get the facts: Statistics

10 May 2021

Letter to MHRA is filled with false Covid-19 claims

These include falsehoods that all people who die after a positive Covid test are registered as having died of Covid and that the Covid vaccines are experimental.

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Letter to MHRA is filled with false Covid-19 claims
5 May 2021

This map in the Daily Express uses all the wrong numbers

No UK regions reported zero “new daily cases” of Covid-19 on the day before.

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This map in the Daily Express uses all the wrong numbers
27 April 2021

The Express muddles up the dangers of Covid-19 in pregnancy

The study it describes looked at whether Covid raises the risks associated with pregnancy—not whether pregnancy raises the risks of Covid.

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The Express muddles up the dangers of Covid-19 in pregnancy
15 April 2021

Claims that a quarter of all Covid-19 deaths weren’t caused by the virus misinterpret the data

Media reports of the new figures do not make it clear that this figure only relates to one week of data.

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Claims that a quarter of all Covid-19 deaths weren’t caused by the virus misinterpret the data
26 March 2021

Viral instagram video falsely claims Covid-19 was planned

A video falsely claims Covid-19 has been planned and its vaccine kills.

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Viral instagram video falsely claims Covid-19 was planned
26 March 2021

Covid-19: Behind the death toll

We see the scale of this pandemic in another way if we look at the death toll alongside how many years of life are being lost—including among people who don’t …

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Covid-19: Behind the death toll
18 March 2021

The infectious diseases in an ONS graph are not the ones you might expect

The ICD 10 groups “infectious diseases” in a surprising way that includes sepsis, but not flu.

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The infectious diseases in an ONS graph are not the ones you might expect
11 March 2021

Has the NHS had its budget reduced by £30 billion?

Labour claims that the Budget took £30bn out of day to day health spending, this is true if you include the withdrawal of last year’s Covid money.

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Has the NHS had its budget reduced by £30 billion?
1 March 2021

Guardian report on public opinion about job losses needs context

A survey found 47% of the population think job performance is an important factor in recent job losses, not necessarily the main reason.

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Guardian report on public opinion about job losses needs context
23 February 2021

Mask wearing doesn’t cause bacterial pneumonia

Evidence shows mask wearing may reduce the risk of bacterial infection.

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Mask wearing doesn’t cause bacterial pneumonia

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