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Is the Red Cross refusing blood donations from anyone who has received a COVID-19 vaccination?
27 May 2021
The claim is not accurate. The British Red Cross does not collect or supply blood in the UK. The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service states

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Long COVID
27 May 2021
“Long COVID” or “ongoing COVID” are terms given to those who remain ill with COVID-19 for a period of time longer than four weeks. The

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COVID-19 vaccinations: fertility and pregnancy
13 April 2021
The issue of how COVID-19 vaccines may impact fertility and/or pregnancy continues to be live. Health Minister Robin Swann told the Stormont health committee on

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Disinformation in a pandemic: sharing fact checkers’ experiences
30 March 2021
As part of the Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics, on 23 March 2021, editors from three fact-checking organisations across these isles shared their

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Children living in poverty in Northern Ireland
25 February 2021
How many children in Northern Ireland live in poverty? Dr Julie-Ann Maney, a paediatrician who works at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, wrote

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Is Northern Ireland one of the most locked-down places in the world?
24 February 2021
According to a “Government Stringency Index”, the UK has one of the strictest lockdown policies in the world, but the Northern Ireland Executive’s response is

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Just 113 COVID-19 deaths in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic?
19 February 2021
At face value, the figure is contradicted by other evidence and ignores or misunderstands comorbidity and causes of death. Data shows that by the end

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How does a RT-PCR test for COVID-19 work?
4 February 2021
A video recently shared on Facebook made the claim (at 05:39): “[The] problem with PCR [testing] is that it’s something of a haystack creator in

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Is there a greater chance of a motorcyclist aged 67 dying as a motorcyclist than being affected by COVID-19?
13 January 2021
Data shows that there have been no motorcyclists of Sammy Wilson MP’s age who have died as a result of a motorcycle collision in Northern

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COVID-19 and mandatory vaccination
5 January 2021
With the announcement of the rollout of vaccines for COVID-19, there has been discussion on whether it should be made compulsory for individuals to be

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COVID-19 conspiracy theories: how to have ‘the talk’ 
11 December 2020
by Dr Orna YOUNG (11 December 2020) Any discussion of COVID-19 and the development and introduction of vaccines to combat it invariably gives rise to

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COVID-19 vaccines and microchip devices
10 December 2020
Back in June 2020, Kanye West revealed that he had contracted coronavirus in February. He expressed reservations about possible vaccines, encompassing many frequently shared claims: