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21 July 2021

Children are very unlikely to die of Covid-19

The risk of death is one in tens of thousands even if they catch it, and the risk of serious illness is very low too.

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Children are very unlikely to die of Covid-19
20 July 2021

TfL is part of self-isolation pilot scheme

TfL initially suggested it wasn’t part of the scheme. Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak said they wouldn't be self-isolating due to being part of the pilot themselves, before the decision …

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TfL is part of self-isolation pilot scheme
20 July 2021

Average Covid-19 victim dies years before they otherwise would

In an allegedly leaked WhatsApp message, Boris Johnson appeared to claim that the average age of Covid-19 deaths is higher than the average life expectancy.

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Average Covid-19 victim dies years before they otherwise would
20 July 2021

Free paper repeats falsehoods on deaths following vaccination

There’s no proof 1,400 people have died because of the vaccination.

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Free paper repeats falsehoods on deaths following vaccination
20 July 2021

Lord Sumption made several errors about Covid on Today

More than 100,000 deaths have been caused by Covid, and it has killed thousands of people who had no pre-existing condition.

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Lord Sumption made several errors about Covid on Today
20 July 2021

The EU doesn’t have a 40% tariff on African food imports

This was claimed by MP George Freeman when outlining the UK’s commitment to developing nations.

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The EU doesn’t have a 40% tariff on African food imports
19 July 2021

Photo doesn’t show Covid protest in Paris

A widely shared photograph on social media was actually taken during World Cup celebrations in 2018.

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Photo doesn’t show Covid protest in Paris
16 July 2021

A fall in death rates doesn’t prove Covid-19 isn’t killing anyone

A Facebook post falsely claims that lower death rates prove Covid-19 is not killing anyone.

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A fall in death rates doesn’t prove Covid-19 isn’t killing anyone
16 July 2021

Allison Pearson tweets misleading stats about Covid hospital patients

Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson’s calculation of Covid hospitalisation rate is flawed in multiple ways.

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Allison Pearson tweets misleading stats about Covid hospital patients
16 July 2021

No evidence Rife machines can cure all cancers

Cancer Research UK says there is no reliable evidence to use Rife machines as a treatment for cancer.

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No evidence Rife machines can cure all cancers
16 July 2021

Figure of 100,000 children missing from school is out of date

An Evening Standard article claims that almost 100,000 children have not returned to school since the start of the pandemic.

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Figure of 100,000 children missing from school is out of date
15 July 2021

Facebook post about wolves makes howling errors

A Facebook post about wolf pack behaviour makes a number of false claims.

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Facebook post about wolves makes howling errors

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