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21 May 2021

Dandelion root is not a proven cancer cure

It has been shown to have some effect in lab studies, and in mice, but evidence in humans is lacking.

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Dandelion root is not a proven cancer cure
20 May 2021

Having a Covid-19 vaccine doesn’t make you more vulnerable to the disease

A Facebook post that claims people who are vaccinated may become particularly ill from ‘vaccine enhancement syndrome’ is completely wrong.

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Having a Covid-19 vaccine doesn’t make you more vulnerable to the disease
20 May 2021

Can I go to amber list countries?

There have been conflicting reports on the reasons you can travel to amber status countries from England.

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Can I go to amber list countries?
20 May 2021

Freedom March video littered with false claims about Covid-19 cures

A speech made by a prominent anti-lockdown influencer includes false claims about Ivermectin, vitamin D and hydroxychloroquine.

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Freedom March video littered with false claims about Covid-19 cures
19 May 2021

The risk of dying from a Covid vaccine is lower than 1 in 31,000

While children have a very low risk of dying from Covid, the reported death rate of 1 in 3.5 million is not quite right.

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The risk of dying from a Covid vaccine is lower than 1 in 31,000
19 May 2021

Dead birds in India were not killed by 5G

A social media post falsely claims hundreds of birds in India were killed by 5G.

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Dead birds in India were not killed by 5G
19 May 2021

The so-called ‘Indian variants’ have been found in lots of countries

The UK has sequenced high numbers of cases, but sequencing has shown that the variant is present in lots of other countries too.

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The so-called ‘Indian variants’  have been found in lots of countries
18 May 2021

No evidence Sir David Attenborough made viral comments about HS2

Thousands of people have shared a quote attributed to the broadcaster about a tree felled for HS2.

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No evidence Sir David Attenborough made viral comments about HS2
18 May 2021

Trade data doesn’t show we knew about Covid in 2018

Diagnostic tests were relabelled as Covid-19 diagnostic tests in some trade data, which then appeared to show Covid tests being exported in 2018.

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Trade data doesn’t show we knew about Covid in 2018
18 May 2021

Covid-19 vaccines haven’t caused 3,362 deaths in America

Events reported to the VAERS system in the US weren’t necessarily caused by the vaccine.

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Covid-19 vaccines haven’t caused 3,362 deaths in America
18 May 2021

Fake missing child reports used to scam Facebook users

Reports of a missing child called Ellie Morrad are fake. Fake missing child reports are a common occurrence on Facebook.

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Fake missing child reports used to scam Facebook users
18 May 2021

Claims about teeth whitening inquiries don’t add up

Articles claimed Londoners made more searches than any other UK city for teeth whitening. The study failed to adjust for population.

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Claims about teeth whitening inquiries don’t add up

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