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14 October 2021

A ‘Guardian’ headline about the Insulate Britain protests is fake

The newspaper did not report that a protester was delayed in traffic caused by another Insulate Britain protest.

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A ‘Guardian’ headline about the Insulate Britain protests is fake
14 October 2021

Fungi growing ‘out of’ dead possum’s hand is staged

This type of fungi does grow around decaying carcasses but the photographer says he staged the picture.

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Fungi growing ‘out of’ dead possum’s hand is staged
13 October 2021

An Australian professor didn’t say Covid-19 vaccines aren’t vaccines

She actually said the Covid-19 vaccines aren’t live vaccines.

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An Australian professor didn’t say Covid-19 vaccines aren’t vaccines
13 October 2021

No, the ‘P’ on your passport does not stand for ‘peasant’

A Facebook post falsely claims that the capital ‘P’ which appears on passports under “type” stands for “peasants”.

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No, the ‘P’ on your passport does not stand for ‘peasant’
13 October 2021

Daily Mail report on GPs seeing fewer patients on Fridays needs more context

There are some important caveats to figures showing GP appointments drop off later in the week.

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Daily Mail report on GPs seeing fewer patients on Fridays needs more context
12 October 2021

MailOnline muddles professorship ethnicity figures

The Royal Society found that 3.5% of black academic staff working in STEM were professors, not that 3.5% of professors were black.

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MailOnline muddles professorship ethnicity figures
12 October 2021

Thousands of sea turtles did not hatch on Indian beach this week

A Facebook post falsely suggests that hundreds of thousands of sea turtles hatched at a beach in India.

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Thousands of sea turtles did not hatch on Indian beach this week
12 October 2021

No evidence New South Wales Premier resigned over bribes from Pfizer or AstraZeneca

While Australian politician Gladys Berejiklian has resigned recently it has nothing to do with vaccinations.

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No evidence New South Wales Premier resigned over bribes from Pfizer or AstraZeneca
11 October 2021

mRNA vaccines aren’t gene editing and don’t alter your DNA

A video claiming vaccines are part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ uses footage of World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab to claim vaccines edit your genes.

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mRNA vaccines aren’t gene editing and don’t alter your DNA
11 October 2021

You can still park on the pavement in Wales

The Welsh government is planning to give councils more power to fine problem parkers from July next year, but doesn’t plan to pursue an outright ban.

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You can still park on the pavement in Wales
11 October 2021

Teen deaths up since last year, but no evidence vaccines responsible

2020 saw lower than average teen deaths due to various factors, and so isn’t a “normal” year to compare 2021 against.

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Teen deaths up since last year, but no evidence vaccines responsible
8 October 2021

What do we know about the AstraZeneca vaccine in pregnancy?

We’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions.

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What do we know about the AstraZeneca vaccine in pregnancy?

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