Health

Fact checks about medical conditions, the NHS, social care and government funding of national health services

22 September 2021

No evidence Covid-19 vaccine makes blood look different

A picture of two donations of blood claims they come from unvaccinated and vaccinated donors.

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No evidence Covid-19 vaccine makes blood look different
21 September 2021

Pfizer’s new trial drug is not ivermectin in disguise

They are very different compounds.

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Pfizer’s new trial drug is not ivermectin in disguise
20 September 2021

Covid-19 vaccines passed animal trials

All four vaccines approved for use in the UK have passed animal trials.

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Covid-19 vaccines passed animal trials
20 September 2021

Vaccines do not raise your risk of catching Covid

The headline of a Daily Sceptic article misinterpreted the data in a PHE report— even though the report specifically warned against this.

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Vaccines do not raise your risk of catching Covid
16 September 2021

PCR tests have not been revoked by the FDA

The FDA recalled one brand of lateral flow tests earlier this year, but claims that PCR tests have been revoked by the agency are untrue.

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PCR tests have not been revoked by the FDA
16 September 2021

What do we know about the Covid-19 vaccines crossing the placenta?

The vaccines are recommended for pregnant women.

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What do we know about the Covid-19 vaccines crossing the placenta?
16 September 2021

Covid-19 is almost certainly killing more people than suicide

A Facebook post that suicide deaths are higher provides no evidence. And what evidence we have suggests the opposite.

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Covid-19 is almost certainly killing more people than suicide
16 September 2021

There are ways to identify the Delta variant

It is done through further analysis of positive PCR results.

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There are ways to identify the Delta variant
15 September 2021

Can you have a shorter gap between Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?

The official guidance says the main exception to the eight week interval minimum is those about to start immunosuppressant treatment.

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Can you have a shorter gap between Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?
14 September 2021

Newspapers report Covid hospitalisations over seven months as over seven days

In the seven months to 29 August, 9,472 people in England stayed in hospital overnight with a confirmed case of the Delta variant.

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Newspapers report Covid hospitalisations over seven months as over seven days

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