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13 November 2020

The Covid-19 recovery rate is not 99.9%

Posts on social media have overestimated the Covid recovery rate.

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The Covid-19 recovery rate is not 99.9%
12 November 2020

There’s no evidence that mercury-based chemicals in a Covid-19 vaccine would cause harm

Thiomersal is no longer found in most standard vaccines and even if it was used in a Covid-19 vaccine there is no evidence it causes harm.

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There’s no evidence that mercury-based chemicals in a Covid-19 vaccine would cause harm
12 November 2020

How accurate are the new rapid lateral flow tests?

New trial results show rapid lateral flow tests return very few false positives but a considerable number of false negatives.

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How accurate are the new rapid lateral flow tests?
11 November 2020

New data doesn’t definitively show zero increase in suicides across England

Early figures from a few areas of England on suicides since the pandemic began may not represent the whole country.

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New data doesn’t definitively show zero increase in suicides across England
11 November 2020

No evidence aluminium in vaccines causes Alzheimer's disease

Small amounts of aluminium have been used in vaccines for almost 100 years.

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No evidence aluminium in vaccines causes Alzheimer's disease
11 November 2020

The government is not proposing to make a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory

Evidence submitted to the human rights committee by four academics has been misunderstood.

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The government is not proposing to make a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory
11 November 2020

The Covid-19 virus has been isolated many times

Claims that the Covid-19 virus has not been isolated, and therefore tests for it do not work, are unfounded.

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The Covid-19 virus has been isolated many times
10 November 2020

Viral letter on Covid-19 testing in Liverpool school was real but has been withdrawn

The letter was sent without input from the council. A new letter issued to parents asks for consent to test children.

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Viral letter on Covid-19 testing in Liverpool school was real but has been withdrawn
10 November 2020

Group swab Covid-19 tests do not return positives to people without the virus

Sample pooling is a method being trialled to save time and resources when Covid-19 prevalence is low.

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Group swab Covid-19 tests do not return positives to people without the virus
9 November 2020

Express opinion piece wrong to allege evidence of widespread voter fraud in US elections

A comment piece in the Express wrongly claimed Donald Trump lost the election because of fraudulent votes.

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Express opinion piece wrong to allege evidence of widespread voter fraud in US elections
9 November 2020

Labour MP contact tracing claim at PMQs out by factor of ten

Ruth Jones claimed the contact tracing system in England costs £1,700 per person. This was based on a calculation which was out by a factor of ten.

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Labour MP contact tracing claim at PMQs out by factor of ten
5 November 2020

What does the new lockdown mean for childcare in England?

Our readers have asked us how the new lockdown rules affect childcare.

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What does the new lockdown mean for childcare in England?

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