Vaccines

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

23 April 2021

Mike Yeadon wrong again on lockdowns and face masks

Claims that lockdowns and face masks don’t work are false.

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Mike Yeadon wrong again on lockdowns and face masks
23 April 2021

There’s more to the claim only 32 vaccinated people were hospitalised with Covid-19

A report in the Telegraph claimed there was only one vaccinated case per 2,300 patients. That’s highly misleading.

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There’s more to the claim only 32 vaccinated people were hospitalised with Covid-19
23 April 2021

Error-strewn paper claims face masks are ineffective and harmful

The ‘peer-reviewed paper from Stanford’ is not from Stanford and may not have been conventionally peer-reviewed.

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Error-strewn paper claims face masks are ineffective and harmful
22 April 2021

Being near to people vaccinated against Covid-19 won’t give you side effects

There is nothing in the Covid-19 vaccines used in the UK that could cause vaccine shedding.

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Being near to people vaccinated against Covid-19 won’t give you side effects
21 April 2021

Godfrey Bloom video makes false claims about vaccines

Former MEP Godfrey Bloom has made a number of false claims about Covid-19 vaccines

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Godfrey Bloom video makes false claims about vaccines
16 April 2021

The government hasn’t said the vaccine will cause a third wave of deaths

Covid-19 vaccines aren’t 100% efficient, but experts aren’t predicting they will cause mass hospitalisations.

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The government hasn’t said the vaccine will cause a third wave of deaths
14 April 2021

Covid-19 vaccine did not kill every animal it was tested on

A Facebook post is wrong to claim animals involved in vaccine trials died from sepsis, immune disorder or cardiac failure.

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Covid-19 vaccine did not kill every animal it was tested on
9 April 2021

‘Why would we suddenly go to them and lie?’: How councils and communities are working together to fight vaccine misinformation

For councils, increasing vaccine uptake is a matter of increasing accessibility and addressing fears by fighting misinformation. We spoke to councils across England to find out how they’re doing it.

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‘Why would we suddenly go to them and lie?’: How councils and communities are working together to fight vaccine misinformation
9 April 2021

The chance of being killed by a cow and other AstraZeneca vaccine risk comparisons explained

Is it a cow? Is it a plane? The hunt for a straightforward way to explain the AstraZeneca vaccine risk is complicated.

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The chance of being killed by a cow and other AstraZeneca vaccine risk comparisons explained
8 April 2021

What’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?

The risks, what the government has said, and what’s happening for under-30s.

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What’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?

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