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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
20 November 2020

It’s misleading to compare the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines and the death rate

Vaccines don’t just prevent death.

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It’s misleading to compare the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines and the death rate
20 November 2020

This post does not show photo of a giant eagle in Scotland

The photo appears to have originally been taken in South Carolina.

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This post does not show photo of a giant eagle in Scotland
18 November 2020

The number of people dying right now is not the same as in any other year

It was also claimed on talkRADIO that deaths from other respiratory diseases have simply been “replaced“ with Covid-19.

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The number of people dying right now is not the same as in any other year
18 November 2020

The infection fatality rate for Covid-19 is higher than 0.1%

Toby Young missed that a study he was citing had already calculated an IFR for Covid.

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The infection fatality rate for Covid-19 is higher than 0.1%
17 November 2020

The figure for a dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine covers the cost of delivering the treatment

GP practices are private companies that receive funding from a range of places.

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The figure for a dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine covers the cost of delivering the treatment
16 November 2020

Ticketmaster won’t demand proof of a Covid-19 vaccine for concert entry

The company said decisions about entry requirements for events will be up to individual organisers

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Ticketmaster won’t demand proof of a Covid-19 vaccine for concert entry
13 November 2020

No, contact tracing doesn’t cost £10,000 per contact

The claim made by Independent SAGE is based on the £12 billion cost of the test and trace programme, which is mostly testing, not tracing.

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No, contact tracing doesn’t cost £10,000 per contact

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