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14 September 2020

People deciding not to get tested will not make it look as though coronavirus has been wiped out

Covid-19’s prevalence in the community is measured by more than the number of positive tests.

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People deciding not to get tested will not make it look as though coronavirus has been wiped out
14 September 2020

Covid-19 kills far more than 0.1% of the people who catch it

The real death rate from Covid-19 is probably about five or ten times higher than 0.1%

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Covid-19 kills far more than 0.1% of the people who catch it
11 September 2020

Testing: Where are we?

With the issue of Covid-19 testing back in the news, we take a look at how the testing programme is currently performing.

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Testing: Where are we?
11 September 2020

How many children are missing or trafficked in the UK?

Most missing children cases are resolved quickly and without harm recorded.

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How many children are missing or trafficked in the UK?
9 September 2020

Matt Hancock gets test and trace figures wrong again

The shadow health secretary is wrong to say that the proportion of test and trace contacts reached is 69.4%. It is not below 70%.

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Matt Hancock gets test and trace figures wrong again
8 September 2020

The word “robot” comes from Czech, not Greek like GPT-3 claims

GPT-3 is mistaken about the etymology of the word robot.

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The word “robot” comes from Czech, not Greek like GPT-3 claims
8 September 2020

This data does not show tests for coronavirus being ordered pre-2020

This data does not show tests for coronavirus being traded pre-2020

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This data does not show tests for coronavirus being ordered pre-2020
7 September 2020

Advice to clinically extremely vulnerable people varies by local lockdown area

Shielding for the clinically extremely vulnerable has been paused in the UK. That goes for most local lockdown areas, but not Leicester and Blackburn.

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Advice to clinically extremely vulnerable people varies by local lockdown area
4 September 2020

What do we know about a ‘back to work’ campaign?

There has been confusion over whether the government had ever planned to launch a ‘back to work’ media campaign.

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What do we know about a ‘back to work’ campaign?
4 September 2020

These figures for non-Covid deaths aren’t accurate

These figures appear greatly exaggerated.

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These figures for non-Covid deaths aren’t accurate
4 September 2020

Unlicensed vaccine manufacturers are immune from some, but not all, civil liability

A vaccine manufacturer would still be liable if their unlicensed product was defective.

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Unlicensed vaccine manufacturers are immune from some, but not all, civil liability
4 September 2020

Reopening universities will almost certainly not cause 50,000 deaths

This assumes that every student in the UK catches Covid-19 this autumn, and that nothing is done to stop it

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Reopening universities will almost certainly not cause 50,000 deaths

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