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20 January 2022

Met Police has not launched an investigation into the Covid-19 vaccine programme

Posts on Facebook falsely claim that the Metropolitan Police is investigating the Covid-19 vaccine programme.

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Met Police has not launched an investigation into the Covid-19 vaccine programme
20 January 2022

Boris Johnson’s PPE figures don’t tell the whole story

The Prime Minister claimed during PMQs that the UK is now capable of producing 80% of its own PPE.

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Boris Johnson’s PPE figures don’t tell the whole story
19 January 2022

Japan has never enforced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate

An Instagram post claims that Japan has dropped Covid-19 vaccine mandates even though it has never enforced one.

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Japan has never enforced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate
19 January 2022

An Instagram post underestimates Covid-19 deaths among younger people

Just over 17,000 people under 65 died of the disease in England and Wales, up to the end of November 2021.

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An Instagram post underestimates Covid-19 deaths among younger people
19 January 2022

PM misleads on employment figures, again

The number of people in work is about 600,000 lower than it was before the pandemic.

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PM misleads on employment figures, again
18 January 2022

The Nuremberg Code doesn’t state that mask mandates are a war crime

The Code, which was created in response to human experimentation in Nazi concentration camps, does not mention masks.

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The Nuremberg Code doesn’t state that mask mandates are a war crime
18 January 2022

Argos isn’t selling microwaves for £1.78

A Facebook post falsely claims Argos is selling microwaves for £1.78 after it broke a contract with Samsung.

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Argos isn’t selling microwaves for £1.78
18 January 2022

The Covid-19 vaccines don’t have ‘negative efficacy’

Data from the UKHSA vaccine surveillance report cannot be used to estimate effectiveness correctly—as the report itself makes clear many times.

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The Covid-19 vaccines don’t have ‘negative efficacy’
18 January 2022

Dialling 55 during 999 call won’t automatically send police to your location

A Facebook post incorrectly claims that dialling 55 when on a 999 call will automatically send the police to where you are without you having to speak.

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Dialling 55 during 999 call won’t automatically send police to your location
18 January 2022

Cheetahs race greyhounds, sometimes

While some cheetahs have not performed when raced against greyhounds, there’s no evidence this is because they consider themselves better than greyhounds.

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Cheetahs race greyhounds, sometimes
18 January 2022

NASA hasn’t ‘just’ hired 24 theologians to study future discovery of aliens

The space agency funded a study programme for 24 theologians which ended in 2017.

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NASA hasn’t ‘just’ hired 24 theologians to study future discovery of aliens
18 January 2022

A Covid-19 patient on BBC News is not a ‘crisis actor’

He was genuinely ill at the time of the interview, and later added the words “crisis actor” to his Instagram profile as a joke.

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A Covid-19 patient on BBC News is not a ‘crisis actor’

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