The dangers of sharing unpublished medical articles during a pandemic

The World

Because of the urgency of the pandemic, many medical and scientific studies relating to the novel coronavirus are being shared prior to publication or peer-review in order to share advice and discoveries as quickly as possible. Problems arise when the public misinterprets these studies or puts too much emphasis on something minor. These studies have not been peer-reviewed or even passed the usual sniff test by an editorial board of a scientific journal. Host Marco Werman speaks with Ivan Oransky, professor of medical journalism at New York University and co-founder of the blog Retraction Watch. 

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