Vaccines

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

25 March 2022

US military deaths didn’t increase by 1,100% last year

Claims of a huge spike in deaths are based on faulty data.

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US military deaths didn’t increase by 1,100% last year
18 February 2022

US defence data showing rise in diseases in 2021 was produced in error

The data has been cited by some to suggest Covid-19 vaccines are behind what are unrealistically large rises in the incidence of various diseases in the US military.

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US defence data showing rise in diseases in 2021 was produced in error
16 February 2022

Potential Covid-19 vaccine which used HIV protein was never rolled out

Claims there is HIV in Covid-19 vaccines is false, and refers to a vaccine abandoned at the trial stage which did use a small piece of protein from HIV.

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Potential Covid-19 vaccine which used HIV protein was never rolled out
16 February 2022

Covid-19 vaccines don’t cause immunodeficiency syndrome

Claims that vaccines are harming immune systems is based on flawed analysis comparing Covid-19 case rates between vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

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Covid-19 vaccines don’t cause immunodeficiency syndrome
16 February 2022

‘BBC article’ claiming shallow breathing increases risk of heart attack is fake

Some social media users are sharing news stories, both real and fake, about possible risk factors for heart attacks to make incorrect claims about the risks of Covid-19 vaccines.

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‘BBC article’ claiming shallow breathing increases risk of heart attack is fake
14 February 2022

US data doesn’t prove increase in cancer following vaccine rollout

The blog post making these claims is based on false US military data.

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US data doesn’t prove increase in cancer following vaccine rollout
8 February 2022

False US military health data misrepresented as NHS figures

A post on Instagram claims that infertility and neurological conditions have increased by more than 400%.

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False US military health data misrepresented as NHS figures
31 January 2022

Claims Covid-19 vaccines have led to five times more deaths than other vaccines are based on false assumptions

It has been misleadingly claimed that the UK has recorded five times more deaths ‘due to’ the Covid-19 vaccines than all other vaccines over the past five years.

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Claims Covid-19 vaccines have led to five times more deaths than other vaccines are based on false assumptions
31 January 2022

Facebook video on unvaccinated people makes incorrect claims about DNA

The clip claims that Covid-19 vaccines can alter a person’s DNA.

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Facebook video on unvaccinated people makes incorrect claims about DNA
26 January 2022

NHS poster about Bell’s palsy and vaccines is fake

A fake poster warning about vaccines “causing” Bell’s palsy has been shared online.

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NHS poster about Bell’s palsy and vaccines is fake

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