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3 February 2021

Fake letter from Cabinet Office spreads on social media

A letter falsely claiming to come from the Cabinet Office has been widely shared.

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Fake letter from Cabinet Office spreads on social media
3 February 2021

Keir Starmer did want the UK to remain in the European Medicines Agency

He expressed this opinion on at least two occasions, in 2017.

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Keir Starmer did want the UK to remain in the European Medicines Agency
2 February 2021

There’s no proof steam inhalation cures Covid-19

An Italian study saying it could be effective only had 10 participants.

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There’s no proof steam inhalation cures Covid-19
2 February 2021

Pfizer vaccine effective, though not as effective as newspapers suggest

Just 0.04% of Israelis who received the Covid-19 vaccination later caught the disease, but this doesn’t mean the vaccine is 99.96% effective.

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Pfizer vaccine effective, though not as effective as newspapers suggest
1 February 2021

HS2 will not cost Scotland £17 billion

In effect, all money spent by Scotland on HS2 is returned through the Barnett formula.

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HS2 will not cost Scotland £17 billion
29 January 2021

53 people have not died in Gibraltar because of the Covid-19 vaccine

The territory has had 70 Covid-19 deaths overall and 6 have died since getting the vaccine.

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53 people have not died in Gibraltar because of the Covid-19 vaccine
29 January 2021

“Article 42” of Magna Carta only existed for a short time

It appeared in the original 1215 version of the document, but this was quickly overturned.

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“Article 42” of Magna Carta only existed for a short time
29 January 2021

Warnings over NHS coronavirus vaccine scam email

The scam attempts to take financial information from members of the public.

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Warnings over NHS coronavirus vaccine scam email
29 January 2021

Adolescents have been recruited for Covid-19 vaccine trials in the US

2,000 children aged between 12 and 15 have been recruited onto the trial, with parental consent.

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Adolescents have been recruited for Covid-19 vaccine trials in the US
29 January 2021

Post comparing the living wage and pensions needs context

A widely shared post on Facebook compares the living wage and state pension.

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Post comparing the living wage and pensions needs context
27 January 2021

Flu deaths aren’t being miscategorised as Covid-19 deaths

There are good reasons why the flu season is genuinely mild this year, including record vaccination rates and improved hygiene.

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Flu deaths aren’t being miscategorised as Covid-19 deaths
26 January 2021

Viral influencer video full of false Covid-19 claims

A widely shared video on social media makes a number of incorrect and misleading statements about the pandemic.

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Viral influencer video full of false Covid-19 claims

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