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.@venkmurthy notes that I like to say
"Classic covid" when discussing covid research
What do I mean by that?
1. A desire to publicize the work; however preliminary
Its almost at fever pitch
Its a 2:1 ratio of publicizing vs. doing the work in the first place
2. Work that is often not that good
Bad comparisons, bad analyses, huge holes in the work
But don't let that stop anyone from talking about it
3. Missing data
Press released snippets
Major omission of data or information
Ehh, but who cares? The time to talk about it is now.
4. Brushing over/ indifference to the glaring flaws
No control arm? doesn't matter
Bad analyses? ehh, its good enough
5. Sensational results
Do this right away!!!

Manuscript to follow... eventually
6. No lack of confidence
Caveats and limitations is for losers
Instead of getting better data, we will just get 1000 people to sign this petition saying these data are good enough.
7. Shouting down those who disagree
Don't like a paper or its interpretation?
Email someone's boss; or say they are pro-death on twitter.
Put that together and it's just "classic covid!"
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