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16 September 2021

There are ways to identify the Delta variant

It is done through further analysis of positive PCR results.

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There are ways to identify the Delta variant
15 September 2021

Can you have a shorter gap between Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?

The official guidance says the main exception to the eight week interval minimum is those about to start immunosuppressant treatment.

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Can you have a shorter gap between Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?
14 September 2021

Newspapers report Covid hospitalisations over seven months as over seven days

In the seven months to 29 August, 9,472 people in England stayed in hospital overnight with a confirmed case of the Delta variant.

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Newspapers report Covid hospitalisations over seven months as over seven days
14 September 2021

Instagram isn’t blocking posts to your followers

A number of social media posts falsely claim Instagram limits the number of posts seen by others.

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Instagram isn’t blocking posts to your followers
14 September 2021

Reversing is not being removed from HGV driving tests

This is a misinterpretation of a government plan to let approved third parties assess the reversing portion of the test.

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Reversing is not being removed from HGV driving tests
14 September 2021

The government did not give £37 billion to Serco

This is the total budget for two years of Test and Trace. Not all of it was spent, and only a fraction went to Serco.

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The government did not give £37 billion to Serco
13 September 2021

Evidence so far does not show the Mu variant is ‘immune to vaccines’

The Covid-19 strain is currently designated a variant of interest and has a number of potentially concerning mutations.

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Evidence so far does not show the Mu variant is ‘immune to vaccines’
13 September 2021

Error in BBC reporting doesn’t mean 9/11 was scripted

Conspiracy theories about World Trade Center 7 have flourished since the attack.

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Error in BBC reporting doesn’t mean 9/11 was scripted
10 September 2021

Fact checked: six key claims about the new health and social care plan

It was announced on Tuesday that National Insurance would be raised to help pay for the government’s new health and social care plan.

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Fact checked: six key claims about the new health and social care plan
10 September 2021

New healthcare workers suicide figures should be treated with caution

Most of the suicides registered in the first half of 2020 occurred in previous years.

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New healthcare workers suicide figures should be treated with caution
10 September 2021

No, health won’t account for 40% of all public spending

Health will account for around 40% of the day-to-day spending that can be budgeted by departments, which itself only accounts for about half of government spending.

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No, health won’t account for 40% of all public spending
10 September 2021

An influencer muddled his maths on vaccines for children

The JCVI says that the Covid vaccines would probably do marginally more good than harm, even for healthy children.

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An influencer muddled his maths on vaccines for children

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