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15 April 2021

Claims that a quarter of all Covid-19 deaths weren’t caused by the virus misinterpret the data

Media reports of the new figures do not make it clear that this figure only relates to one week of data.

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Claims that a quarter of all Covid-19 deaths weren’t caused by the virus misinterpret the data
14 April 2021

Covid-19 vaccine did not kill every animal it was tested on

A Facebook post is wrong to claim animals involved in vaccine trials died from sepsis, immune disorder or cardiac failure.

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Covid-19 vaccine did not kill every animal it was tested on
14 April 2021

Fibres from masks and swabs aren’t 'Morgellons'

Several videos on social media give false warnings about ‘Morgellons’ in face masks and Covid-19 test swabs.

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Fibres from masks and swabs aren’t 'Morgellons'
13 April 2021

Facebook post makes misleading claims about Covid-19 passports and death rate

A post on Facebook makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines, Covid-19 passports, infection, transmission and the death rate.

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Facebook post makes misleading claims about Covid-19 passports and death rate
12 April 2021

The weekend Covid-19 death figures need more context

There is always a lag in reports of Covid-19 deaths over the weekend.

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The weekend Covid-19 death figures need more context
9 April 2021

Poverty is not the same as food insecurity

Claims about all households in poverty struggling to put food on the table need a closer look.

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Poverty is not the same as food insecurity
9 April 2021

Why you can’t compare deaths after a positive Covid-19 test with deaths after a vaccine

Deaths soon after catching Covid are usually caused by it. Deaths soon after a Covid vaccine usually are not.

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Why you can’t compare deaths after a positive Covid-19 test with deaths after a vaccine
9 April 2021

‘Why would we suddenly go to them and lie?’: How councils and communities are working together to fight vaccine misinformation

For councils, increasing vaccine uptake is a matter of increasing accessibility and addressing fears by fighting misinformation. We spoke to councils across England to find out how they’re doing it.

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‘Why would we suddenly go to them and lie?’: How councils and communities are working together to fight vaccine misinformation
9 April 2021

The chance of being killed by a cow and other AstraZeneca vaccine risk comparisons explained

Is it a cow? Is it a plane? The hunt for a straightforward way to explain the AstraZeneca vaccine risk is complicated.

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The chance of being killed by a cow and other AstraZeneca vaccine risk comparisons explained
8 April 2021

What’s a PCR test cycle threshold and why it matters

It’s been falsely claimed the WHO said PCR tests are flawed. It said “weak positive” cases with high “cycle thresholds” may need to be retested.

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What’s a PCR test cycle threshold and why it matters
8 April 2021

What’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?

The risks, what the government has said, and what’s happening for under-30s.

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What’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?
8 April 2021

Zero hours workers not excluded from self-isolation payments

Payments of £500 are available to eligible low-income or benefit-receiving workers who have to self-isolate.

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Zero hours workers not excluded from self-isolation payments

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