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14 May 2021

1,102 people haven’t died ‘of’ the Covid-19 vaccine

This is how many people have died a short period after getting vaccinated.

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1,102 people haven’t died ‘of’ the Covid-19 vaccine
14 May 2021

A George Floyd mural in Manchester was not chosen over a Lee Rigby memorial

A Facebook post falsely claims that Manchester councillors approved a George Floyd mural over one of Lee Rigby.

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A George Floyd mural in Manchester was not chosen over a Lee Rigby memorial
14 May 2021

Covid-19 vaccines do not make you magnetic

Baseless claims that the Covid-19 vaccines contain a microchip have persisted throughout the pandemic.

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Covid-19 vaccines do not make you magnetic
14 May 2021

There’s no AI in vaccines creating fertility problems in unvaccinated people

Another conspiracy theory from David Icke is being shared on social media.

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There’s no AI in vaccines creating fertility problems in unvaccinated people
14 May 2021

It’s not clear whether bald people get more ill with Covid-19

Several newspapers have reported that being bald doubles your risk of severe Covid, but this is far from certain.

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It’s not clear whether bald people get more ill with Covid-19
13 May 2021

Why is the Nuremberg Code being used to oppose Covid-19 vaccines?

Social media users are incorrectly citing the medical ethics code to argue against Covid-19 vaccination.

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Why is the Nuremberg Code being used to oppose Covid-19 vaccines?
13 May 2021

A mistake in the New York Post has been misconstrued as a sign of Covid-19 conspiracy

The paper used a picture of scenes from a gas leak in India in 2020, not the Covid-19 crisis in 2021. But this seems to be a simple mistake, which …

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A mistake in the New York Post has been misconstrued as a sign of Covid-19 conspiracy
12 May 2021

There’s no evidence that eating cucumbers stops lung cancer

A Facebook post has misreported some scientific papers on mice, lung cancer and a chemical in cucumbers.

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There’s no evidence that eating cucumbers stops lung cancer
12 May 2021

Honey, ginger and pepper isn’t approved treatment for Covid-19

This home remedy has not been approved by the World Health Organisation. The WhatsApp message it’s been widely shared through is very similar to Facebook posts which have already been …

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Honey, ginger and pepper isn’t approved treatment for Covid-19
12 May 2021

Viral video spreads misinformation about ethylene oxide and Ivermectin

There is no evidence that using something that has been sterilised with ethylene oxide, such as a Covid-19 swab, is harmful.

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Viral video spreads misinformation about ethylene oxide and Ivermectin
11 May 2021

Conflicting claims about ‘new’ cancer drug thanks to Brexit are both misleading

The medication has been authorised for a new and slightly different use, but the medication itself is not new.

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Conflicting claims about ‘new’ cancer drug thanks to Brexit are both misleading
11 May 2021

You don’t usually need photo ID to pick up a parcel

This was suggested by the Prime Minister’s spokesperson and Gillian Keegan MP in defence of plans to require voters to have photo ID.

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You don’t usually need photo ID to pick up a parcel

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