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Pressure on Good Science During a Pandemic Is Leading to Confusing, and Conflicting Advice on COVID-19

Yahoo News –

The pressure to publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19 is exposing a tension between the desire within the scientific community to only release information once it has been fully vetted–a process that takes weeks and months–and the urgent public need for actionable information in the midst of a devastating pandemic. Digital sites that post scientific manuscripts before peer review have flourished since January, and editors of prestigious medical journals have asked their peer reviewers to complete their analyses, traditionally done over weeks, in just days.