This site has been archived. The work goes on at Full Fact.


Sheila Bird :: Thu, 22/10/2009 - 09:44

Building icon

Swine flu risks - what pregnant women need to know

The risks to pregnant women from swine flu are real. Yet many may still resist vaccination because they fear that carries an even greater risk. What do the data so far tell us?

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 30/09/2009 - 10:56

Building icon

Missing swine flu data for patients admitted to hospital

Cases of H1N1 have been creeping up again, with Scotland - where children went back to school several weeks earlier - leading the way. 

Sheila Bird :: Sat, 08/08/2009 - 13:40

Building icon

Swine flu: rootling out some truffles

Congratulations to Health Protection Agency (HPA) on this week’s swine flu update, available here.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 05/08/2009 - 11:25

Building icon

Pearls before swine - grubbing for data on H1N1

The day after the President of the Royal Statistical Society wrote to the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, about the proper collection of key H1N1 data and statistical reporting standards, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) posted some limited pearls of wisdom.

Thu, 30/07/2009 - 15:30

Pi Apple icon

Not enough detail yet on H1N1

Yesterday Sheila Bird pinpointed on this website the key questions that needed answering about swine flu in the

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 29/07/2009 - 09:49

Building icon

Swine flu - what to look out for

Tomorrow, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) will issue its weekly update on swine-flu in England. What should you look out for - as a member of the public, press, parliament, or as a public health professional?

Sheila Bird :: Fri, 24/07/2009 - 11:37

Building icon

Parents unduly alarmed by H1N1 reports

The latest figures on H1N1 infections in England, released yesterday by the Health Protection Agency, have led to some misleading headlines.