Covid-19 testing is not as fast as Matt Hancock claimed
Almost all the tests he described deliver results by the end of the next day—not within 24hrs
What do we know about Covid-19 inequalities among people from minority ethnic groups?
There are stark inequalities in Covid-19 outcomes in the UK.
The UK has had one of Europe’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks
But it is not the only country with a high death rate.
Covid-19 is the underlying cause of death for most people who die with it
ONS data suggests Covid-19 is the underlying cause of death for 94% of people who die with it.
More people have probably been killed by coronavirus than were killed during the Blitz
An image being shared online is a fair reflection of what we know about the death tolls from Covid-19 and the Blitz.
Boris Johnson overstates number of schools with returning students
Boris Johnson was wrong to say that 97% of primary schools which report data were seeing children returning. The figure on the day he was speaking was 69%.
Some of these figures comparing the cost of the government job retention scheme to other government spending are wrong.
The furlough scheme is estimated to cost £14 billion per month.
The government updated total Covid-19 death data with April and May deaths confirmed by non-NHS labs
The cumulative deaths total increased by 445 more than the daily increase in coronavirus deaths.
Be wary of social media posts comparing fatality rates in confirmed Covid-19 cases
These figures don’t count the large numbers of people who’ve had the disease but haven’t been tested.
Claim by Independent SAGE about Covid-19 infections in children is based on unclear evidence
Research literature doesn’t suggest that children are as likely as adults to become infected and carry the virus.