Vaccines

Fact checks addressing conspiracy theories and unreliable health advice relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

30 November 2021

Concerns raised about legitimacy of research linking vaccines and heart attacks

It’s been claimed new research shows a link between Covid-19 vaccines and heart attacks. The research has serious flaws.

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Concerns raised about legitimacy of research linking vaccines and heart attacks
26 November 2021

Children are more likely to die from Covid than vaccination

At least 25 children have sadly died from Covid in England alone, but we can find no evidence of a child dying as a result of the vaccine.

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Children are more likely to die from Covid than vaccination
25 November 2021

Vaccines don’t cause Covid-19

There are various reasons why Covid case rates may be higher in countries with higher vaccination rates. It isn’t evidence vaccines cause Covid.

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Vaccines don’t cause Covid-19
24 November 2021

The wife of the Pfizer CEO did not die from its vaccine

This story is a fabrication. Myriam Bourla is alive and well.

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The wife of the Pfizer CEO did not die from its vaccine
19 November 2021

Radio 4 programme featured Covid vaccine misinformation

A member of the public was allowed to share vaccine misinformation during a live broadcast.

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Radio 4 programme featured Covid vaccine misinformation
18 November 2021

Research does not show 80% of vaccinated pregnant women experienced miscarriage

False claims that more than 80% experienced miscarriage after a Covid-19 vaccination are based on an error in a journal article that has since been withdrawn.

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Research does not show 80% of vaccinated pregnant women experienced miscarriage
16 November 2021

Japan is not using ivermectin instead of vaccines to treat Covid-19

The false claim has spread on social media, after appearing on the website of the Hal Turner Radio Show

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Japan is not using ivermectin instead of vaccines to treat Covid-19
11 November 2021

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has not been arrested for vaccine data fraud

There’s no evidence this happened—Pfizer says the claim is false and he was not arrested.

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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has not been arrested for vaccine data fraud
8 November 2021

Parents aren’t being urged to donate their children’s organs at vaccine appointments

A manipulated image has been shared thousands of times online.

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Parents aren’t being urged to donate their children’s organs at vaccine appointments
5 November 2021

Guardian wrong to suggest unvaccinated deaths are the majority currently

UKHSA explains that this is because a larger proportion of the population are vaccinated than unvaccinated.

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Guardian wrong to suggest unvaccinated deaths are the majority currently

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