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12 August 2021

Higher deportation rates don’t necessarily demonstrate ‘disproportionate targeting’ of Jamaicans

The data is not entirely reliable, and there may be multiple reasons why deportation rates vary, including whether deportation would affect someone’s human rights.

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Higher deportation rates don’t necessarily demonstrate ‘disproportionate targeting’ of Jamaicans
10 August 2021

Why it’s unlikely Geronimo the alpaca’s TB test gave a false positive

Bovine TB tests work by detecting an antibody response. But that antibody response isn’t triggered unless the animal has been infected in the past.

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Why it’s unlikely Geronimo the alpaca’s TB test gave a false positive
10 August 2021

The Pfizer vaccine, teenagers and myocarditis

There were just under 400 reported cases of myocarditis, none of them fatal, after 8.9 million teens were vaccinated in the US.

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The Pfizer vaccine, teenagers and myocarditis
10 August 2021

What extra expenses can MPs claim if they have children?

MPs claiming for rental accommodation costs can claim an extra £5,500 per dependant.

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What extra expenses can MPs claim if they have children?
10 August 2021

Headlines exaggerate danger of hydrogen boilers

Claims that hydrogen boilers could explode at quadruple the rate of conventional gas boilers ignore vital context.

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Headlines exaggerate danger of hydrogen boilers
6 August 2021

Reported study doesn’t talk about Alzheimer’s

It was research into the impact of dietary intake of flavonoids on subjective cognitive decline.

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Reported study doesn’t talk about Alzheimer’s
6 August 2021

Abortion rate lower than claimed as miscarriages not factored in

ONS data claims one in four pregnancies end in abortion, but this doesn’t count pregnancies which end in miscarriage.

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Abortion rate lower than claimed as miscarriages not factored in
6 August 2021

Vaccine deaths are not higher than Covid-19 deaths

An article reproduced across a number of sites repeatedly draws misleading conclusions from official data.

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Vaccine deaths are not higher than Covid-19 deaths
5 August 2021

What are the rules on consent for Covid-19 vaccines for teens?

People aged 16 or over can consent to their own medical treatment.

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What are the rules on consent for Covid-19 vaccines for teens?
5 August 2021

NHS Test and Trace cost £13.5 billion in its first year

£37 billion is its two year budget, but it only spent £13.5 billion in its first year, which is less than expected.

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NHS Test and Trace cost £13.5 billion in its first year
4 August 2021

Yellow Card data isn't proof of Covid-19 vaccine deaths

This system provides a way of reporting and monitoring suspected reactions.

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Yellow Card data isn't proof of Covid-19 vaccine deaths
4 August 2021

There is no graphene oxide in the Covid-19 vaccines

The nanoparticles used in some of the vaccines are lipid nanoparticles. They are not made of graphene oxide.

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There is no graphene oxide in the Covid-19 vaccines

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