A Journalist and Two Preprints Mislead

Preprint authors, servers, and health journalists are dabbling in inflammatory angles

Apoorva Mandavilli should know better. Winner of the 2019 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, Mandavilli recently joined the ranks of reporters gripped by a desire to reignite a fearful environment primed for Covid-19 stories.

Mandavilli issued two tweets earlier this week that seemed geared to drive concerns that the pandemic…

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