Labour’s tweet about Serco is missing some important context
Public and private contact tracers do different kinds of work, so it is difficult to compare their performance.
Non-Covid deaths in private homes are up, but have decreased elsewhere
Metro claimed the non-Covid death toll is soaring. This refers just to deaths in private homes, not all deaths.
London Mayor candidate wrong to claim Covid-19 pandemic is no worse than a flu season
The number of deaths from Covid-19 far exceeds the number of deaths from flu in a given season, despite the much stricter controls in place.
Flu and Covid-19 statistics are being published in one report, but not added together
They will both now appear in the same weekly document.
Flu and Covid-19 statistics are not being added together
It’s just that they are both now published in the same weekly document.
It's not true that data on causes of death isn't published
Acclaimed author Frederick Forsyth claimed incorrectly that the ONS doesn’t show where Covid-19 ranks among all causes of death.
How the government performed on its autumn testing targets
One target was met before it was announced. The data has not been published that would let us check the other.
Ordinary colds and flu aren’t the reason for rising Covid-19 cases
We are not mistaking normal autumn illness for a “second wave”
It’s wrong to say that only 3% of Covid-19 cases are caused by restaurants and pubs
This is a misreading of data on the number of outbreaks or clusters identified by Public Health England.
Covid-19 has killed more people than obesity in the UK this year
An Instagram post compares recent Covid-19 and obesity mortality rates which are not representative of the wider picture.