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7 December 2021

Why conspiracists are linking the Omicron variant to the Illuminati

Some dubious linguistics are being used to link the extinct secret society to the new Covid-19 variant.

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Why conspiracists are linking the Omicron variant to the Illuminati
7 December 2021

Flucloxacillin capsules contain iron oxide which may make them magnetic

The MHRA told Full Fact that iron oxide food colouring is frequently used in the shells of capsule medication.

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Flucloxacillin capsules contain iron oxide which may make them magnetic
6 December 2021

Facebook posts falsely advertise weight loss pills as endorsed by judges on US Dragons’ Den

Weight loss pills have never featured on the US show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch their products to investors.

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Facebook posts falsely advertise weight loss pills as endorsed by judges on US Dragons’ Den
6 December 2021

Boris Johnson did receive his third Covid-19 vaccine

Multiple Facebook posts suggest, incorrectly, that Boris Johnson may not have received his Covid booster vaccine.

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Boris Johnson did receive his third Covid-19 vaccine
3 December 2021

Catching Covid-19 is not less risky than vaccination

An Instagram post makes misleading claims about the Covid-19 survival rate and side effects from the vaccines.

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Catching Covid-19 is not less risky than vaccination
3 December 2021

Express vastly overstates impact of UK trade deals

The Express suggested that post-Brexit trade deals will deliver a £766 billion boost. This figure refers to the total value of trade between the UK and countries it has agreed …

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Express vastly overstates impact of UK trade deals
3 December 2021

No available evidence that vaccines caused teen deaths

A Facebook post misleadingly suggests Covid-19 vaccines were responsible for the deaths of 10 teenagers

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No available evidence that vaccines caused teen deaths
3 December 2021

Protecting others is a reason to wear a facemask

An important action of facemasks is their role in source control—reducing the number of particles released into the air by an infectious wearer.

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Protecting others is a reason to wear a facemask
3 December 2021

Video thanking Hungarian key workers doesn’t show pandemic is staged

Footage of a camera crew following three people in hazmat suits has been misinterpreted.

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Video thanking Hungarian key workers doesn’t show pandemic is staged
2 December 2021

Dissolved Omicron nanotechnology company has nothing to do with Covid-19 variant

The now-dissolved company was named after a Greek letter, like the new Covid-19 variant has been.

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Dissolved Omicron nanotechnology company has nothing to do with Covid-19 variant
1 December 2021

Email asking people to pay for Omicron Covid-19 tests is a scam

There is no Omicron-specific PCR test and the NHS has confirmed the email is a scam.

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Email asking people to pay for Omicron Covid-19 tests is a scam
1 December 2021

Picture of ‘giant mummy’ is a case of forced perspective

A picture shared on Facebook does not show a giant mummy found in America, but a normal sized mummy found in Tenerife.

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Picture of ‘giant mummy’ is a case of forced perspective

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