Get the facts: Vaccines

17 August 2020

mRNA vaccines are being developed for Covid-19, but they do not change your DNA

mRNA works by instructing cells, not altering DNA.

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mRNA vaccines are being developed for Covid-19, but they do not change your DNA
31 July 2020

The BBC did not say that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is planning to put microchips in Covid-19 vaccines

The article in question is a speculative article on the future of travel and does not mention microchips.

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The BBC did not say that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is planning to put microchips in Covid-19 vaccines
27 July 2020

There is no indication that a Covid-19 vaccine will be mandatory or that those who don’t get it will have their movements restricted

We can’t find any evidence for these claims.

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There is no indication that a Covid-19 vaccine will be mandatory or that those who don’t get it will have their movements restricted
30 June 2020

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wasn’t kicked out of India

Also, claims that the polio vaccine paralysed thousands of children are based on shaky evidence.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wasn’t kicked out of India
29 June 2020

Bill Gates doesn’t own the vaccine for or patent of the Covid-19 virus

A viral Facebook post claims he is a partner in a Wuhan lab, which he isn’t.

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Bill Gates doesn’t own the vaccine for or patent of the Covid-19 virus
26 June 2020

Facebook post about Italy, coronavirus and 5G is almost all false

The post wrongly claims Italian doctors have found Covid-19 is caused by a bacteria.

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Facebook post about Italy, coronavirus and 5G is almost all false
18 June 2020

A Norwegian-British research paper doesn’t claim the virus causing Covid-19 was man-made

There is still no evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus was man-made.

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A Norwegian-British research paper doesn’t claim the virus causing Covid-19 was man-made
20 May 2020

German police cannot vaccinate people by force

A post on Facebook wrongly claims that German police can come into homes and forcibly vaccinate people.

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German police cannot vaccinate people by force
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

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