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Mon Aug 30, 2021, 03:42 PM

5. I've been harping on this issue forever- preliminary data is NOT conclusive scientific evidence

There have been so many, many, many posts about either cures or new variants, or vaccine efficacy, etc. That are drawn from preliminary data or “pre-print” research, or non-peer reviewed studies.

This type of click bait generates false hope or false anxiety, and yes, conspiracy theories.

NONE of those sources can be considered conclusive scientific evidence- ultimately, the speculation or hypotheses of the researchers (or often, the journalist or blogger who has drawn their own conclusions based on this data) may eventually be confirmed, but not at this stage.

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