Vaccines

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

7 May 2020

The Control of Diseases Act was not changed in April to say you can be forcibly vaccinated

There is no Covid-19 vaccine yet, but this law does not say you can be forced to get the injection.

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The Control of Diseases Act was not changed in April to say you can be forcibly vaccinated
26 April 2020

Fake stories wrongly claim Elisa Granato, one of the UK's first Covid-19 vaccine trial participants, has died

False news reports wrongly claim that Dr Elisa Granato, one of the first participants in a UK Covid-19 vaccine trial, has died. She is not dead.

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Fake stories wrongly claim Elisa Granato, one of the UK's first Covid-19 vaccine trial participants, has died
9 April 2020

Here’s where those 5G and coronavirus conspiracy theories came from

We shouldn’t be surprised that conspiracy theorists are using 5G to explain the new coronavirus.

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Here’s where those 5G and coronavirus conspiracy theories came from
30 March 2020

Good news coronavirus list needs context

A viral list containing good news stories about Covid-19 is largely accurate, but needs some context.

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Good news coronavirus list needs context
26 March 2020

US scientists have not created a vaccine for the new coronavirus

Many scientists are working on a vaccine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, but it will likely be 18 months before it is available for public use.

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US scientists have not created a vaccine for the new coronavirus
13 March 2020

These claims about the new coronavirus and 5G are unfounded

There is no evidence of a link between the new coronavirus and 5G.

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These claims about the new coronavirus and 5G are unfounded
10 March 2020

This is not a vaccine for the 2019 coronavirus

There are many different types of coronavirus, and they can affect humans or animals.

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This is not a vaccine for the 2019 coronavirus
27 February 2020

Henry Kissinger has never given a speech about exterminating people with vaccines

Neither this quote, nor the Council on Eugenics he is supposed to have spoken to, is real.

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Henry Kissinger has never given a speech about exterminating people with vaccines
24 February 2020

Viral image about patents for viruses is misleading

The patents don’t mean someone invented the virus, and not all of these patents exist.

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Viral image about patents for viruses is misleading
30 January 2020

There is no patent for the Wuhan coronavirus

Claims that Jacob Rothschild owns the patent are untrue.

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There is no patent for the Wuhan coronavirus

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