Over the past few weeks, I’ve been observing new coronavirus research peer review being done through Big Pharma and university press releases, preprint articles, and science journalism. It’s like watching a ping pong ball bounce back and forth, and I swear my neck is getting strained.
This is not how science should be done. It does a disservice to how science should be done. Science, especially with regards to coronavirus, must be done with careful analysis and critiques.
Now, there is one good thing about how we’re evaluating coronavirus research – peer review is beginning to be “crowd-sourced,” and that may be better than the old system.
This article will try to point out the good, the bad, and the damn ugly coronavirus research that we’re seeing these days. Continue reading “Coronavirus research peer review by press release – this is not science”