Health

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

20 June 2022

Article vastly exaggerates number of Covid-19 vaccine deaths

Reports of death following vaccination do not mean that the vaccine caused the death.

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Article vastly exaggerates number of Covid-19 vaccine deaths
17 June 2022

Health spending isn’t set to account for almost half of all taxes

Figures quoted by LBC presenter Nick Ferrari didn’t take account of the total amount of public spending.

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Health spending isn’t set to account for almost half of all taxes
17 June 2022

NASA Mars mission would cost much more than two years of NHS Test and Trace

£37 billion was the original budget for Test and Trace over two years.

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NASA Mars mission would cost much more than two years of NHS Test and Trace
14 June 2022

A US federal agency did not say that Covid-19 was a planned ‘scamdemic’

A retired neurosurgeon expressed this opinion in a journal article, which can be found by searching PubMed on the agency’s site.

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A US federal agency did not say that Covid-19 was a planned ‘scamdemic’
13 June 2022

No evidence for link between AIDS epidemic and smallpox vaccine

An article in a 1987 edition of the Times claimed a possible link between the smallpox vaccine and AIDS. There is no evidence for such a link.

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No evidence for link between AIDS epidemic and smallpox vaccine
10 June 2022

Monkeypox is being detected in countries with and without wild monkeys

The bigger question is why there are outbreaks in countries where it isn’t endemic.

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Monkeypox is being detected in countries with and without wild monkeys
9 June 2022

Research doesn’t prove contraceptive pill reduces risk of suicide

An article in The Sun misrepresents the findings of a study looking at possible links between hormonal contraceptives and suicide.

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Research doesn’t prove contraceptive pill reduces risk of suicide
9 June 2022

Survey of GPs’ retirement plans is not reliable

The GPs who responded were the ones who knew about the survey and chose to participate—who are not necessarily representative of GPs as a whole.

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Survey of GPs’ retirement plans is not reliable
31 May 2022

Modified chimpanzee virus in AstraZeneca vaccine isn’t linked to monkeypox

Claims that the use of a modified chimpanzee virus in the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine are the cause of monkeypox are untrue.

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Modified chimpanzee virus in AstraZeneca vaccine isn’t linked to monkeypox
31 May 2022

Monkeypox isn’t shingles in disguise

A tweet claims shingles is ‘being termed as monkeypox’.

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Monkeypox isn’t shingles in disguise

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