Navigating the COVID-19 infodemic – can we do better?

Blog entry written on: Characteristics, quality and volume of the first 5 months of the COVID-19 evidence synthesis infodemic: a meta-research study (bmjebm-2021-111710.R1). Authors: Rebecca Abbott, Alison Bethel, Morwenna Rogers, Rebecca Whear, Noreen Orr, Liz Shaw, Ken Stein, Jo Thompson Coon Since the emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, […]

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Testing for COVID-19: still many unknowns

Blog entry written on: ‘Effectiveness of tests to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, and antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, to inform COVID-19 diagnosis: a rapid systematic review’ (bmjebm-2020-111511). Authors: David Jarrom, Lauren Elston, Jennifer Washington, Matthew Prettyjohns, Kimberley Cann, Susan Myles, Peter Groves. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread at the start of 2020, there was a […]

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On “clinical vulnerability” during COVID-19

Blog entry written on: ‘Asthma and COVID-19: a review of evidence on risks and management considerations’ (bmjebm-2020-111506) Authors: Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, James Gunnell, Jonny Drake, Afolarin Otunla, Jana Suklan, Ella Schofield, Jade Kinton, Matt Inada-Kim, F D Richard Hobbs, Paddy Dennison Not all reasonable assumptions prove true. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic all people […]

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