Weekend reads: Revelations about a controversial COVID-19 study; weaponizing uncertainty; a ‘super-spotter’ of duplicated images

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

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One thought on “Weekend reads: Revelations about a controversial COVID-19 study; weaponizing uncertainty; a ‘super-spotter’ of duplicated images”

  1. Dear retraction watch

    What about citing the retracted paper of Pradhan et al (https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.01.30.927871) and the opposite paper of Zhang (J. Proteome Research, 19, 13511360, 2020) when the latter is not rejecting the fact of the former but only the interpretation. So, gp120 is present on the S spike but it is not a unique sign of engineering the virus.

    It looks a bit like the retraction of a Annals of Physics paper of J Christian (most likely retracted by R Gill et al). The editor did not notify dr Christian about this “behind his back” retraction. Christian and Gill had a terrible row over the work on FQxI and the work was disliked by Gill et al (it was indeed questionable). But the counter argument of Gill towards Christian was belittling and putting him down. It was not factual

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