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15 October 2021

The Covid-19 virus has been isolated many times in Spain—and elsewhere

The fact that the Spanish Ministry of Health doesn’t have its own viral cultures doesn’t mean it thinks they don’t exist.

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The Covid-19 virus has been isolated many times in Spain—and elsewhere
15 October 2021

Can those undergoing fertility treatment have the Covid-19 vaccine?

The RCOG and British Fertility Society both say those undergoing treatment can have the vaccine, and experts say there’s no evidence it affects fertility

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Can those undergoing fertility treatment have the Covid-19 vaccine?
15 October 2021

There is no HIV in the Covid-19 vaccines

A video on Instagram includes many false claims about Covid-19 vaccines including that they contain HIV.

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There is no HIV in the Covid-19 vaccines
15 October 2021

The Covid-19 vaccines do protect against severe disease

There are more vaccinated people in hospital with Covid because the vast majority of vulnerable people have now been vaccinated.

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The Covid-19 vaccines do protect against severe disease
15 October 2021

Emergency services can’t use the numbers on street lamps to find you

A social media post wrongly suggests that numbering on street lamps will let emergency services know exactly where you are.

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Emergency services can’t use the numbers on street lamps to find you
15 October 2021

Study doesn’t prove that statins ‘cut’ the risk of dying from Covid

A headline in the Daily Express was wrong to say that statins actually caused a lower death rate among people taking them.

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Study doesn’t prove that statins ‘cut’ the risk of dying from Covid
14 October 2021

World leaders will not get Tesla cars at COP26

Jaguar Land Rover electric cars will be supplied, and any generators required for charging them will be run on recycled cooking oil.

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World leaders will not get Tesla cars at COP26
14 October 2021

Social media post appears to overstate risk of vaccine blood clots

A Facebook post implies the risk of developing a blood clot or heart problem from a Covid-19 vaccine outweighs the benefits.

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Social media post appears to overstate risk of vaccine blood clots
14 October 2021

Covid-19 vaccines still don’t contain graphene oxide

The claim has been going round since a Spanish professor got a vial of what claimed to be Pfizer vaccine in the post, and said it looked like graphene oxide …

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Covid-19 vaccines still don’t contain graphene oxide
14 October 2021

No evidence you shouldn’t breastfeed after Covid-19 vaccination

An Instagram post takes a tragic story of an infant’s death and uses it to make baseless claims about vaccine safety.

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No evidence you shouldn’t breastfeed after Covid-19 vaccination
14 October 2021

Viral image doesn’t show an elephant fish

An image being widely shared on social media looks decidedly different from recognised species of elephant fish.

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Viral image doesn’t show an elephant fish
14 October 2021

A ‘Guardian’ headline about the Insulate Britain protests is fake

The newspaper did not report that a protester was delayed in traffic caused by another Insulate Britain protest.

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A ‘Guardian’ headline about the Insulate Britain protests is fake

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