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30 November 2020

The Pfizer Covid-19 candidate vaccine is not too cold to be called a vaccine

The Ebola vaccine had to be stored at temperatures this low too.

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The Pfizer Covid-19 candidate vaccine is not too cold to be called a vaccine
30 November 2020

RNA Covid-19 vaccines will not change your DNA

Several candidate vaccines use this technology.

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RNA Covid-19 vaccines will not change your DNA
26 November 2020

There are no foetal cells in the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

Cells derived from human foetal cells used in production don’t make it to the final product.

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There are no foetal cells in the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
25 November 2020

Nadine Dorries says email from her office on vaccines does not reflect her views

The MP has said the email was sent by a new staff member and didn’t represent her view or government policy.

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Nadine Dorries says email from her office on vaccines does not reflect her views
25 November 2020

GPs and other frontline medical workers will be among the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine

The government has published plans on who will be vaccinated first.

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GPs and other frontline medical workers will be among the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
23 November 2020

This picture of a vaccine vial from March 2020 is real

The Oxford vaccine has been in development since January 2020.

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This picture of a vaccine vial from March 2020 is real
23 November 2020

The government plans to monitor potential adverse reactions to a Covid-19 vaccine, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be safe

The government needs a system for logging any medical problems that people encounter at the same time as the vaccine.

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The government plans to monitor potential adverse reactions to a Covid-19 vaccine, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be safe
20 November 2020

A picture of the Titanic sinking is not a newly discovered photograph

It’s a painting from 1996, by an artist who worked on the film.

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A picture of the Titanic sinking is not a newly discovered photograph
20 November 2020

It’s too early to say how many suicides have happened during the pandemic

A post on social media claims without evidence that suicide deaths have been higher than coronavirus deaths in the last two months.

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It’s too early to say how many suicides have happened during the pandemic
20 November 2020

Baseless claims about vaccine safety go viral on Facebook

The post claims that the Covid-19 death rate is much lower than the estimated 0.5%-1% and makes baseless claims that a vaccine would kill more people than the virus.

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Baseless claims about vaccine safety go viral on Facebook
20 November 2020

Martin Lewis and City of London Police have not warned about a scam involving banks and mobile networks

This claim has been circulating since at least March 2020.

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Martin Lewis and City of London Police have not warned about a scam involving banks and mobile networks
20 November 2020

This post does not show photo of a giant eagle in Scotland

The photo appears to have originally been taken in South Carolina.

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This post does not show photo of a giant eagle in Scotland

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