Vaccines

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

26 July 2021

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccine is only for care home workers

An amendment to the Health and Social Care Act has been criticised because it did not include a full impact assessment.

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccine is only for care home workers
21 July 2021

Double vaccinated people do not make up 60% of Covid-19 hospitalisations

Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, has corrected comments he made at a press conference.

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Double vaccinated people do not make up 60% of Covid-19 hospitalisations
21 July 2021

Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility

The Reform UK leader’s claim is based on Yellow Card and VAERS data, which does not show proven adverse reactions to the vaccines.

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Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility
20 July 2021

Free paper repeats falsehoods on deaths following vaccination

There’s no proof 1,400 people have died because of the vaccination.

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Free paper repeats falsehoods on deaths following vaccination
15 July 2021

Adverse event reports after vaccines are not necessarily due to vaccines

Reports of adverse events following vaccines could indicate a vaccine is the cause, but this isn’t proof in and of itself.

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Adverse event reports after vaccines are not necessarily due to vaccines
9 July 2021

Covid-19 mutated long before mass vaccine roll-outs

All four variants of concern were identified before mass vaccine roll-outs.

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Covid-19 mutated long before mass vaccine roll-outs
7 July 2021

Video of man reporting Covid-19 crimes to police is full of misinformation

A viral video contains a list of debunked theories about the vaccine and disease.

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Video of man reporting Covid-19 crimes to police is full of misinformation
2 July 2021

Vaccinated people sometimes die of Covid-19—but very rarely

Many of the most at-risk people have been vaccinated, which is why figures from Public Health England show that some have still died.

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Vaccinated people sometimes die of Covid-19—but very rarely
24 June 2021

Government modelling not proof of vaccine ‘genocide’

Estimates that most people who will die of Covid this summer will be vaccinated reflects the high rate of vaccination, not any harm of vaccines.

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Government modelling not proof of vaccine ‘genocide’
22 June 2021

The NHS isn’t asking for payment for Covid-19 vaccination passes

Scam emails purporting to be from the NHS are demanding money for a ‘Coronavirus Digital Passport’ to prove vaccination status.

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The NHS isn’t asking for payment for Covid-19 vaccination passes

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