• New COVID Vaccines and More: A Perusal of ClinicalTrials.gov

    22 days ago - By DNA Science

    The pandemic has upended many practices, among them peer review of technical medical and scientific articles.
    Lax Peer Review + Social Media = Misunderstanding Science
    Pre-COVID, the preprint sites biorRxiv.org and medRxiv were mainly the province of science and medical journalists, and of course researchers. Preprints are technical papers that haven't yet been peer-reviewed, a process that can take months. Preliminary screens remove outrageous claims and check for plagiarism.
    Until a few months into the pandemic, the warning on both sites not to report on these papers was hard to navigate...
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