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1 March 2021

Guardian report on public opinion about job losses needs context

A survey found 47% of the population think job performance is an important factor in recent job losses, not necessarily the main reason.

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Guardian report on public opinion about job losses needs context
1 March 2021

Agenda 2030 conspiracy just describes UN sustainability goals

There is no evidence that Covid-19 is being used to usher in rules that will enslave humanity as part of Agenda 2030.

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Agenda 2030 conspiracy just describes UN sustainability goals
1 March 2021

The link between vitamin D and Covid-19 is complex

Some studies have shown an association between low vitamin D and coronavirus infections.

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The link between vitamin D and Covid-19 is complex
26 February 2021

Government advise special precautions for disposing of infectious PPE

In some places such as hospitals PPE is also disposed of as clinical waste.

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Government advise special precautions for disposing of infectious PPE
26 February 2021

Nicola Sturgeon has not banned the Union Flag from Scottish government buildings

But she has instructed that the European flag be flown on a daily basis.

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Nicola Sturgeon has not banned the Union Flag from Scottish government buildings
26 February 2021

A fake Metro cover shares false vaccine information

The real front page of the Metro on 16 February was completely different.

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A fake Metro cover shares false vaccine information
26 February 2021

There is evidence vaccines reduce risk of Covid-19 illness

Being ill with Covid-19 and getting infected by the virus that causes it are not the same thing.

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There is evidence vaccines reduce risk of Covid-19 illness
25 February 2021

No evidence for drop in US sudden infant death syndrome cases

A Facebook post claims SIDS cases have fallen in the US by using a dataset which collects reports of a tiny fraction of the total.

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No evidence for drop in US sudden infant death syndrome cases
25 February 2021

No evidence Boris Johnson said he wanted to “lop the heads off of smelly peasants”

A Facebook post claimed Boris Johnson said he would rather live in the middle ages so he could “lop the heads off of smelly peasants”.

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No evidence Boris Johnson said he wanted to “lop the heads off of smelly peasants”
25 February 2021

Some farmers dye their sheep, but a photo of a neon flock has been edited

This old mock-up goes viral all the time.

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Some farmers dye their sheep, but a photo of a neon flock has been edited
25 February 2021

There are no human cells in the AstraZeneca vaccine, and it won’t give you a chimpanzee virus

A post on social media makes claims about viruses from chimpanzees and human foetal cells in AstraZeneca vaccine.

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There are no human cells in the AstraZeneca vaccine, and it won’t give you a chimpanzee virus
24 February 2021

The NAO didn’t claim there was never a national PPE shortage

Health secretary Matt Hancock made this claim during an interview with the Today programme.

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The NAO didn’t claim there was never a national PPE shortage

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