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5 January 2022

Did Chris Whitty say you should keep testing after day 10 of isolation?

The DHSC and the Chief Medical Officer confirmed that the comments were specifically in reference to day six and seven tests and that government advice not to routinely test after …

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Did Chris Whitty say you should keep testing after day 10 of isolation?
5 January 2022

The Warm Home Discount is £140 for the entire winter, not a week

The Prime Minister described the discount incorrectly during PMQs.

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The Warm Home Discount is £140 for the entire winter, not a week
5 January 2022

Unvaccinated people are among those dying of Covid-19

Age adjusted mortality rates are higher for those who haven’t been vaccinated.

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Unvaccinated people are among those dying of Covid-19
5 January 2022

Boris Johnson did say inflation fears had been ‘unfounded’

The Prime Minister denied ever making the comment during the first PMQs of the year.

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Boris Johnson did say inflation fears had been ‘unfounded’
4 January 2022

Anna Soubry was wrong to say that the ‘overwhelming majority’ of Covid-19 patients are unvaccinated

The latest data at the time she was speaking showed that the unvaccinated made up 46% of admissions in England—although this might change when new data is published.

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Anna Soubry was wrong to say that the ‘overwhelming majority’ of Covid-19 patients are unvaccinated
4 January 2022

Guardian didn’t deactivate ‘Person of the Year’ poll because J.K. Rowling took the lead

The request for reader nominations for their person of the year was not a poll and there’s no evidence it was deactivated because of the support for the Harry Potter …

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Guardian didn’t deactivate ‘Person of the Year’ poll because J.K. Rowling took the lead
4 January 2022

Tap water can’t test positive for Covid-19

Using a lateral flow test incorrectly will produce unreliable and misleading results.

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Tap water can’t test positive for Covid-19
23 December 2021

How many Covid-19 patients in ICU are unvaccinated?

Recent data shows around half of those admitted in October and early November were unvaccinated—but this figure comes with important caveats

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How many Covid-19 patients in ICU are unvaccinated?
23 December 2021

Data likely overstates the number of house hunters per house

Data from estate agent membership organisation Propertymark estimates in November 2021 there were 29 buyers per house. This is probably too high.

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Data likely overstates the number of house hunters per house
23 December 2021

Priti Patel’s tweet on police funding doesn’t account for inflation

A graph claiming to show a large increase in police funding fails to take into account inflation.

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Priti Patel’s tweet on police funding doesn’t account for inflation
21 December 2021

How many people in England are unvaccinated?

Depending on which population figure you use, the number of people unvaccinated in England could be 12.3 million or 19.5 million.

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How many people in England are unvaccinated?
21 December 2021

Funeral director’s viral claims about vaccinated people not based in fact

He claims he’s seeing an unnaturally large number of heart attacks and clot-related deaths, but that’s not reflected in the national data.

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Funeral director’s viral claims about vaccinated people not based in fact

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