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18 June 2021

Covid-19 victims cannot be cremated against their wishes

A post on Facebook also wrongly claims that asymptomatic transmission is a hoax, PCR tests are useless and Covid-19 death statistics have been manipulated.

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Covid-19 victims cannot be cremated against their wishes
18 June 2021

April’s trade figures fact checked

Covid-19 and Brexit mean trade volumes are incredibly volatile at the moment. We take a look at some of the claims about the latest data.

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April’s trade figures fact checked
18 June 2021

British Airways is not in ‘crisis talks’ with the government about vaccinated pilots

There is no evidence three pilots died of the Covid-19 vaccine. Four pilots have recently died, but BA says these are not linked.

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British Airways is not in ‘crisis talks’ with the government about vaccinated pilots
18 June 2021

97% of PCR positives aren’t false

A clip of a woman calling a Bristol hospital claiming most of its “positive” cases are false has been shared on social media.

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97% of PCR positives aren’t false
17 June 2021

Claims that Covid vaccine spike proteins are harmful are unevidenced

A Conservative Woman article repeats claims from a Canadian vaccine scientist that appear to be based on flawed assumptions.

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Claims that Covid vaccine spike proteins are harmful are unevidenced
17 June 2021

The UK will cut aid this year, but barely did last year

The UK spends more on aid than most G7 countries, although the gap will close in 2021.

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The UK will cut aid this year, but barely did last year
16 June 2021

Labour’s record on unemployment

Labour has led the UK government on six occasions. Unemployment rose during five of those.

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Labour’s record on unemployment
15 June 2021

More than 30 people are allowed to protest

Under current Covid-19 regulations, more than 30 people can protest in England if it has been organised by an accepted body and risk assessments have taken place.

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More than 30 people are allowed to protest
14 June 2021

David Icke makes false claim that vaccines are ‘gene therapy’

Conspiracy theorist David Icke has made unsubstantiated claims about Covid-19 transmission , climate change and gene therapy.

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David Icke makes false claim that vaccines are ‘gene therapy’
14 June 2021

Don’t use washing up liquid to remove ticks

Although this may sometimes work, there are better methods which could help to reduce the risk of contracting a disease from a tick.

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Don’t use washing up liquid to remove ticks
14 June 2021

Christian Eriksen did not have Covid-19 vaccine before collapse, says Inter Milan CEO

Users on social media are sharing false claims that the Danish footballer had been vaccinated days before becoming ill on the pitch.

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Christian Eriksen did not have Covid-19 vaccine before collapse, says Inter Milan CEO
11 June 2021

Possible link between Pfizer second dose and mild heart inflammation in young men

Most men studied in Israel had to go into hospital for a few days but the majority of cases were quite mild.

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Possible link between Pfizer second dose and mild heart inflammation in young men

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