Hello Kitty themed plane will host three-hour flight to ‘nowhere’ for super fans

The Hello Kitty themed plane is not a new addition to the fleet – EVA Air has partnered with the cartoon’s creators Sanrio for years to create three special Hello Kitty themed planes, as well as special events. (You can check out the full range of what they’ve worked on on the official website ).

Fact check: World Bank website does not show COVID-19 testing kits were purchased in 2017 and 2018

Archives of these webpages from Sept. 4-6, 2020, show that the WITS website did have “COVID-19” in the product description for three product codes for imports and exports dated to 2017 and 2018. The HS codes 300215 and 382200 were classified as “COVID-19 Test kits” (  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Imports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/300215  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2018/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/300215  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Imports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/382200  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2018/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/382200  ) and the product code 902780 was described as “COVID-19 Diagnostic Test instruments and apparatus” ( here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Imports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/902780  ,  here://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2018/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/902780  ).

Fact check: Birmingham stabbing suspect was born in the UK

The name used in the misleading Facebook posts actually relate to a fatal stabbing in Reading on June 20, 2020, in which three men were killed (here). Khairi Saadallah, 25, was charged with murder and attempted murder over that incident. He is a Libyan national (here) . The Guardian reported that he came to the […]

Fact check: The virus that causes COVID-19 exists, can be tested for and is not the flu

In the last four publications, no samples reported through the Respiratory DataMart System for England tested positive for influenza. Most cases of flu occur between December and February, according to the Vaccine Knowledge Project, an academic research group within the University of Oxford ( tinyurl.com/y2r99y2u ) .

Fact check: Bill Gates is not responsible for COVID-19

Some misinformation related to Bill Gates and the COVID-19 pandemic includes false claims about population control. Some of these theories stem from a misinterpretation of a section of a speech he gave at a TED conference in 2010 (here) . As part of a talk on reducing CO2 emissions to zero, he said: “First, we’ve […]

Fact check: The coronavirus pandemic is not a hoax or a conspiracy to control the general public

It is wrong to say that all deaths are being recorded as COVID deaths. One indication of how many deaths have been caused by the pandemic is the number of ‘excess deaths’ recorded, or additional deaths compared to the number usually expected during a given time period.

U.K. Has More Coronavirus Deaths in One Day Than All EU Countries Combined

Though the data in the WHO’s report appears to show a stark difference between the number of new deaths U.K. health officials reported Wednesday and the 332 COVID-19 deaths reported by the EU’s 27 countries, the organization warned in the report that the data was not complete and that all countries were operating on different […]

Fact check: Photo shows anti-government protests in Minsk, not COVID-19 protests in London

The photo from Berlin was taken on Aug. 1, 2020, and shows a large crowd near Brandenburg Gate protesting government restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (here). The uploader of the image incorrectly suggests the photos were taken on the weekend of Aug. 29-30.

Fact check: Nasal flu vaccine does not spread flu

It says that for few days after vaccination, children can shed the virus when they cough or sneeze. However, it adds that the weakened virus does not spread as easily as the natural flu virus that circulates within the population, and it can not grow inside the body. It also advises that the amount of […]

Fact check: False quote by Hank Williams Jr. about being offended

Towards the end, the quote adds: “Why are the things you want so much more important than what I want? Are your demands greater than my likes? Is it because you use intimidation, blackmail and force to get your way- that you do? Let’s make a deal. I will leave what you like alone and you […]