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4 March 2021

Details missing on levelling up funding

A list of priority areas due to receive early funding from the new “Levelling Up Fund” has been published. The rationale for why certain areas are prioritised has not.

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Details missing on levelling up funding
4 March 2021

Tests can detect the Covid-19 virus

The false positive rate is not 100%, which would mean they gave a positive result, wrongly, every time.

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Tests can detect the Covid-19 virus
3 March 2021

Is Transport for the North’s budget being reduced by 40%?

Boris Johnson denied 40% reductions to the transport body’s budget during PMQs.

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Is Transport for the North’s budget being reduced by 40%?
3 March 2021

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine will not change your DNA

This is a common myth about mRNA vaccines, which give instructions to cells, but do not change their DNA.

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Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine will not change your DNA
3 March 2021

Covid-19 is not a rebrand of flu

Although sometimes flu and Covid-19 have similar symptoms, they are different illnesses caused by different organisms.

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Covid-19 is not a rebrand of flu
2 March 2021

HPV testing kits are not smear tests

HPV testing kits are not the same as smear tests and lead to results that can detect or not detect HPV rather than analysing changes to cervical cells.

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HPV testing kits are not smear tests
2 March 2021

There is no evidence that people are dying from the Covid-19 vaccine

Some deaths and serious events have been recorded after vaccination, but none because of it so far

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There is no evidence that people are dying from the Covid-19 vaccine
2 March 2021

Are 3 in 10 people failing to isolate?

Keir Starmer’s claim about self-isolation comes with many caveats.

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Are 3 in 10 people failing to isolate?
1 March 2021

Guardian report on public opinion about job losses needs context

A survey found 47% of the population think job performance is an important factor in recent job losses, not necessarily the main reason.

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Guardian report on public opinion about job losses needs context
1 March 2021

Agenda 2030 conspiracy just describes UN sustainability goals

There is no evidence that Covid-19 is being used to usher in rules that will enslave humanity as part of Agenda 2030.

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Agenda 2030 conspiracy just describes UN sustainability goals
1 March 2021

The link between vitamin D and Covid-19 is complex

Some studies have shown an association between low vitamin D and coronavirus infections.

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The link between vitamin D and Covid-19 is complex
26 February 2021

Government advise special precautions for disposing of infectious PPE

In some places such as hospitals PPE is also disposed of as clinical waste.

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Government advise special precautions for disposing of infectious PPE

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