Health

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

31 May 2022

Pfizer CEO did not say he wanted to decrease population by 50%

Footage of Albert Bourla speaking at Davos has been edited.

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Pfizer CEO did not say he wanted to decrease population by 50%
31 May 2022

No evidence rise in monkeypox cases is linked to Covid-19 vaccine

An article claiming the monkeypox outbreak is evidence that the Covid-19 vaccine causes a form of AIDS is not based in fact.

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No evidence rise in monkeypox cases is linked to Covid-19 vaccine
30 May 2022

Bill Gates hasn’t launched artificial breast milk

Mr Gates has invested in a start-up producing such a product, but it's not yet available to the public.

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Bill Gates hasn’t launched artificial breast milk
30 May 2022

The FDA did not say Covid-19 vaccines are causing more heart attacks

A tweet also shared to Facebook claiming the FDA said 71 times more heart attacks occurred following the Covid-19 vaccine than any other vaccine is inaccurate.

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The FDA did not say Covid-19 vaccines are causing more heart attacks
30 May 2022

No evidence monkeypox is an agent of biological warfare

A video of a man opening textbooks to pages about monkeypox does not show the outbreak is a ‘war on us’.

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No evidence monkeypox is an agent of biological warfare
27 May 2022

Monkeypox is not ‘vaccine acquired’ shingles

They are caused by completely different viruses.

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Monkeypox is not ‘vaccine acquired’ shingles
27 May 2022

No evidence Covid-19 vaccines cause monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by a virus. There is no evidence it is a side effect of vaccination against Covid-19.

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No evidence Covid-19 vaccines cause monkeypox
27 May 2022

The US military did not find traces of pesticides in Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine

A claim that members of the US special forces found traces of pesticides in vials of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is false.

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The US military did not find traces of pesticides in Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine
20 May 2022

Smallpox not the only infectious disease eradicated by humans

While reporting on the rise of monkeypox, the Times said that smallpox is the only disease ever eradicated by humans. But there has been another—the cattle disease, rinderpest.

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Smallpox not the only infectious disease eradicated by humans
20 May 2022

Most Britons are not projected to be obese by 2040

While a Daily Express headline suggests otherwise, the proportion of Britons forecast to be obese or severely obese by 2040 is actually 36%.

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Most Britons are not projected to be obese by 2040

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