Fact checks addressing conspiracy theories and unreliable health advice relating to the coronavirus pandemic
MPs' vaccine debate fact checked
MPs Danny Kruger, Sir Christopher Chope and Andrew Bridgen all made claims about vaccines that need context.
Facebook post linking Covid-19 vaccines with report about cancer in the under-50s is misleading
There is no evidence that the Covid-19 vaccines are causing cancer.
Claims that Pfizer vaccine wasn’t tested on preventing transmission need context
Post-trial studies showed the Covid-19 vaccine offered some protection against transmission of early variants.
Health fact checks
No evidence radiation from AirPods is causing brain tumours
Some scientists have expressed concern over the potential health effects of low-level radiation from mobile devices, but there’s no evidence wireless headphones like AirPods are causing brain tumours.
No evidence midazolam used to kill thousands of patients in April 2020
It is not surprising that prescriptions of a palliative care drug used to make dying people more comfortable increased during one of the worst months of the pandemic.