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25 November 2020

Nadine Dorries says email from her office on vaccines does not reflect her views

The MP has said the email was sent by a new staff member and didn’t represent her view or government policy.

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Nadine Dorries says email from her office on vaccines does not reflect her views
25 November 2020

GPs and other frontline medical workers will be among the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine

The government has published plans on who will be vaccinated first.

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GPs and other frontline medical workers will be among the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
24 November 2020

Danish study on mask efficacy only tells us half the story

A Spectator article suggests a new study which found mask-wearing didn’t lower Covid-19 infection rates is proof masks don’t work. But the study didn’t look at whether masks help others.

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Danish study on mask efficacy only tells us half the story
24 November 2020

Research suggesting increased Covid-19 risk for dog-owners may be barking up the wrong tree

The research claims dog walkers have a higher risk of catching Covid-19 but it has a number of methodological flaws.

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Research suggesting increased Covid-19 risk for dog-owners may be barking up the wrong tree
23 November 2020

The Daily Mail’s chart of Covid-19 death figures doesn’t use the real numbers

The chart of weekly deaths claimed to show that deaths were barely higher than previous years, but the figures are wrong.

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The Daily Mail’s chart of Covid-19 death figures doesn’t use the real numbers
23 November 2020

This picture of a vaccine vial from March 2020 is real

The Oxford vaccine has been in development since January 2020.

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This picture of a vaccine vial from March 2020 is real
23 November 2020

The government plans to monitor potential adverse reactions to a Covid-19 vaccine, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be safe

The government needs a system for logging any medical problems that people encounter at the same time as the vaccine.

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The government plans to monitor potential adverse reactions to a Covid-19 vaccine, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be safe
20 November 2020

The number of deaths from flu and pneumonia is about what you would expect this year

Although there are fewer of these deaths than usual, the fall is neither unexpected, nor extreme

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The number of deaths from flu and pneumonia is about what you would expect this year
20 November 2020

A picture of the Titanic sinking is not a newly discovered photograph

It’s a painting from 1996, by an artist who worked on the film.

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A picture of the Titanic sinking is not a newly discovered photograph
20 November 2020

It’s too early to say how many suicides have happened during the pandemic

A post on social media claims without evidence that suicide deaths have been higher than coronavirus deaths in the last two months.

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It’s too early to say how many suicides have happened during the pandemic
20 November 2020

Baseless claims about vaccine safety go viral on Facebook

The post claims that the Covid-19 death rate is much lower than the estimated 0.5%-1% and makes baseless claims that a vaccine would kill more people than the virus.

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Baseless claims about vaccine safety go viral on Facebook
20 November 2020

Martin Lewis and City of London Police have not warned about a scam involving banks and mobile networks

This claim has been circulating since at least March 2020.

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Martin Lewis and City of London Police have not warned about a scam involving banks and mobile networks

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