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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 15
If someone is hit by a bus and dies, and happens to be Covid positive, they are *NOT* counted in the death toll. This ad was incorrect when it said otherwise. With that false claim, wrapped up with other stats, it is deliberately trying to mislead.
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 15
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
And as I’ve said many-a-time on this platform, beware the screenshot of a part of an article. The headline says there is one false claim - and article explains what that is and why.
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 15
Replying to @Ste_McDermott
Our FactCheck team has been looking at various claims like this one for months. Wrapped up in different ways. Hopefully this piece from will reach all those who saw the ad today.
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 15
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
And look I could get into the dreadful use of statistics and probability but I think if you’re still arguing after the bus thing, then we’ll prob just say goodnight x
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 15
Replying to @thejournal_ie
If you’re into what is doing at the moment, you can support us here: (Advertising game isn’t back to normal yet, obvs, lol)
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 16
Replying to @MlMcNamaraTD
Ps. There’s a video doing the rounds of asking questions at a committee which claims to prove the claim. It doesn’t. He asks about heart attacks and obvious trauma in the same question. Both things need to be separated out, like we have done in this factcheck.
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
PPS. Don’t send me the video. I have seen it long before today. We knew about it before writing the fact-check. If you get hit by a bus and die, you will not be counted in covid deaths. Even if you are covid positive. Ppps. I hope you don’t get hit by a bus
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
And as the obvious seems to be needed. Not that many people die from being hit by a bus so I’m not sure what kind of figure inflation they even think they are pointing to here. 🤔
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
Final point on the IT, rather than the ad. Advertising is not journalism. Great thread from Michelle here.
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Sinead O'Carroll
Argh, actual final point. I've deleted a tweet from this thread because it was being misinterpreted as me trying to get someone in trouble with their employer. Which is not what I was doing. But anyway, it's gone now. And my mentions are what you'd imagine.
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Stefanie Preissner Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
You’re great and the work that you do is an asset to journalism in this country ❤️❤️❤️
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 16
Replying to @StefPreissner
thank you 💙
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Garreth McDaid Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
You totally tried to get someone in trouble with their employer. What a horrible thing to do.
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Siubhán O'Connor Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
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James McCormick Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
Of course it was you trying to get that person in trouble with their employer.
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Diane Hurley Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
While we are calling out others... This ad was published by s.o. out of desperation bc our national journalists have now positioned themselves as the gatekeepers of truth, yet, report PCR positive cases as an indicator of a virus on the rise when this not factually correct.
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Will Graham Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
It's exactly what you were doing.
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Sinead O'Carroll Oct 16
Replying to @PBergmann3
How? When there was literally nothing to get In trouble for?
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karen Oct 16
Replying to @SineadOCarroll
Absolutely disgraceful behaviour.
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