Weekend reads: The effects of coronavirus on the literature; a sting involving Big Bird; a made-up name appears in a medical journal

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

A reminder of a few Retraction Watch appearances in the media during the pandemic:

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