Vaccines

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

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80% experienced miscarriage after a Covid-19 vaccination are based on an error in a journal article that has since been withdrawn.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
4 November 2021

Joe Rogan podcast uses Covid-19 death data out of context

The UKHSA explained these figures are to be expected, because a larger proportion of the population are vaccinated than unvaccinated.

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Joe Rogan podcast uses Covid-19 death data out of context
28 October 2021

There are no parasites in the Covid-19 vaccines

Claims that the vaccines contain a parasite normally found in fish eggs are completely untrue.

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There are no parasites in the Covid-19 vaccines

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