11th Mar 2020

Your pets almost certainly won’t give you Covid-19

There is a possibility that dogs and cats can test “weakly” positive for Covid-19, but there is no evidence that they can pass it on to humans.

11th Mar 2020

There’s no evidence that the new coronavirus can survive on packages for 28 days

There’s no evidence that the new coronavirus can survive for long periods on packages from affected areas.

10th Mar 2020

Here is the transcript of what Boris Johnson said on This Morning about the new coronavirus

Claims the Prime Minister said the country should take the new coronavirus “on the chin” and allow it to spread through the population have been taken out of context.

10th Mar 2020

Experts say soap and water is preferable, but high alcohol sanitiser does work

Experts say soap and water is preferable, but high alcohol sanitiser does work.

10th Mar 2020

This is not a vaccine for the 2019 coronavirus

There are many different types of coronavirus, and they can affect humans or animals.

10th Mar 2020

There’s not enough evidence to say it’s as easy to buy drugs as pizza in the UK

The head of a Home Office investigation into drug use in Britain claimed it is almost easier to buy drugs than pizza.

9th Mar 2020

726 homeless people are estimated to have died in England and Wales in 2018

The figure is not around 700,000 as shadow chancellor John McDonnell said on the Andrew Marr show.

6th Mar 2020

What can you do to avoid the new coronavirus?

The official guidance recommends washing your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds, and always when you arrive at home or work, and eat or handle ...

6th Mar 2020

It’s true these things kill more people each day than Covid-19 has so far

Cancer, diabetes, and snake bites all cause more deaths than Covid-19 has so far.

6th Mar 2020

A rash isn’t a listed symptom of the new coronavirus

Symptoms include a persistent cough, and high temperature.

5th Mar 2020

Most of these NHS jobs are classed as “skilled” under new immigration rules

The minimum eligible salary will be £20,480, but other criteria will also apply.

5th Mar 2020

No, Celine Dion didn’t wind her car window up while a fan was singing to her

Celine Dion waited patiently as the fan sang ‘I Surrender’.

5th Mar 2020

Gambling spend down since 2008 on average

Licensed gambling has grown 40% over the last decade. However, this is largely because before 2014 non-UK online gambling firms weren’t counted.

5th Mar 2020

Children aren’t immune from the new coronavirus

Claims that children can’t get Covid-19 are incorrect.

5th Mar 2020

The Kama Sutra is not the UK’s most popular book

Claims that the UK’s favourite books of the last three years include the Modern Kama Sutra and a scratch and sniff book about cannabis are based on limited data.