Vaccines

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

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
17 June 2021

Claims that Covid vaccine spike proteins are harmful are unevidenced

A Conservative Woman article repeats claims from a Canadian vaccine scientist that appear to be based on flawed assumptions.

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Claims that Covid vaccine spike proteins are harmful are unevidenced
14 June 2021

Christian Eriksen did not have Covid-19 vaccine before collapse, says Inter Milan CEO

Users on social media are sharing false claims that the Danish footballer had been vaccinated days before becoming ill on the pitch.

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Christian Eriksen did not have Covid-19 vaccine before collapse, says Inter Milan CEO
11 June 2021

Possible link between Pfizer second dose and mild heart inflammation in young men

Most men studied in Israel had to go into hospital for a few days but the majority of cases were quite mild.

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Possible link between Pfizer second dose and mild heart inflammation in young men

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