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10 September 2021

What do we know about the long-term effects of Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?

We don’t have long-term data on the use of the vaccines in pregnancy, but our knowledge is growing, and the evidence we do have so far is reassuring.

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What do we know about the long-term effects of Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?
9 September 2021

Viral video makes incorrect claims about teenagers and vaccine consent

A 2020 court case, known as Bell vs Tavistock, doesn’t mean it’s illegal to vaccinate teenagers without parental consent or a court order

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Viral video makes incorrect claims about teenagers and vaccine consent
9 September 2021

What we know about the Taliban and Covid-19

A Facebook post claims the Taliban took over Afghanistan with no vaccines, masks or mass deaths amongst their population. This seems unlikely from what we know about the country at …

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What we know about the Taliban and Covid-19
9 September 2021

WD-40 did not say it “makes screwing a pleasure”

This is a fake ad created as a joke. It gets the name of its own product wrong, for starters.

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WD-40 did not say it “makes screwing a pleasure”
9 September 2021

9/11 video doesn’t prove plane didn’t hit South Tower

The post shows the moment Flight 175 struck the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

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9/11 video doesn’t prove plane didn’t hit South Tower
9 September 2021

HGV securing point rules aren’t changing

A Facebook post cites the defunct government agency VOSA.

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HGV securing point rules aren’t changing
8 September 2021

What the National Insurance rise means for the tax burden

It’s been claimed the NI rise will take the tax burden to the highest level “in history”, in peacetime, since 1948, since 1950 and since 1969.

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What the National Insurance rise means for the tax burden
8 September 2021

‘Free Morrisons food box’ offer is fake

A post on Facebook claims that people can receive a free food box in exchange for comments and shares.

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‘Free Morrisons food box’ offer is fake
8 September 2021

Scottish Water says there’s no radium in its drinking water

A viral Facebook post claims a Scottish Water worker was overheard saying radium in the water is making people sick.

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Scottish Water says there’s no radium in its drinking water
7 September 2021

A survey of diversity in children’s books is flawed

A BBC News article said 10% of children’s books have an ethnic minority character, but this figure comes from flawed research. The true figure is unknown, but likely to be …

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A survey of diversity in children’s books is flawed
7 September 2021

Data doesn’t show parents will ‘insist’ on children wearing masks to school

A Mail Online article incorrectly claims ‘23% of parents of secondary pupils will insist their children wear masks’.

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Data doesn’t show parents will ‘insist’ on children wearing masks to school
7 September 2021

Germany has not stopped using Covid-19 vaccines

A social media post falsely claims Germany’s government no longer recommends Covid-19 vaccination.

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Germany has not stopped using Covid-19 vaccines

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