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Retraction: Cardiovascular Disease, Drug Therapy, and Mortality in Covid-19. N Engl J Med. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2007621. | NEJM

TO THE EDITOR: Because all the authors were not granted access to the raw data and the raw data could not be made available to a third-party auditor, we are unable to validate the primary data sources underlying our article, “Cardiovascular Disease, Drug Therapy, and Mortality in Covid-19.”1 We therefore request that the article be retracted. […]

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COVID-19 Studies with Surgisphere Data Retracted | MedPage Today

Two papers related to COVID-19 appearing in major journals that relied on data from Surgisphere Corp. were retracted on Thursday. One was the large study in The Lancet published May 22 that found mortality and arrhythmia risks with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ); the other was in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 1 and purported to show that certain antihypertensive drugs did not […]

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Pete Evans shares anti-vaxxer views unchallenged on live radio | Brinkwire

      Controversial chef Pete Evans expressed his dangerous and unscientific anti-vaxxer views unchallenged on Monday, after being given a platform on Sydney breakfast radio. Pete, 47, encouraged listeners of The Kyle and Jackie O Show to question the safety of vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic – even though vaccines are completely safe and have […]

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5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are endangering the workers who keep networks running – The Verge

Even the ones who don’t even work on 5G.   Naveed Qureshi always knew his job was important, but as a telecoms engineer working in East London, it didn’t always feel that way. He spent each week patrolling his patch of the city, riding out in his van to maintain the miles upon miles of copper […]

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Conspiracy Extremists are sabotaging 5G towers with razors and needles – BGR

Anti-5G extremists are going to intense lengths to stop the rollout of 5G in places like the UK.  Telecom workers have reported finding things like razor blades and needles hidden on towers that th… Source: Conspiracy extremists  are sabotaging 5G towers with razors and needles – BGR (fyi: original headline uses a mental illness slur.)

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Coronavirus Briefing: Protest-related spikes, brand pivots and the unfolding eldercare tragedy – MM&M – Medical Marketing and Media

CMI/Compas releases a weekly COVID-19 social listening report.   The social conversation around the coronavirus is always changing as new treatments are studied, local restrictions are changed and more is understood about the virus itself. CMI/Compas has worked to stay on top of the COVID-19 social chatter with its weekly social listening report. In its […]

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Top U.S. scientists left out of White House selection of COVID-19 vaccine short list | Science | AAAS

Operation Warp Speed chooses largely unproven vaccine technologies for fast-tracking When the news broke yesterday that Operation Warp Speed had selected five experimental COVID-19 vaccines to fast-track through testing and, potentially, mass-scale production, it was news even to some top scientists involved with the White House–led program. “It’s been so chaotic, and it’s not even […]