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Science by press conference: what the Heinsberg Study on COVID-19 demonstrates about the dangers of fast, open science.

Breznau, Nate (2020) Science by press conference: what the Heinsberg Study on COVID-19 demonstrates about the dangers of fast, open science. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (20 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

COVID-19 has accelerated calls for fast, open science to inform policy responses. However, when contradictory or false results become public, the negative consequences of this becomes hard to contain. Nate Breznau discusses the Heinsberg Study into COVID-19, outlining how the lack of appropriate scientific scrutiny led to policy responses that were misinformed and dangerous. Breznau argues that for fast science to be reliable, it needs to be underscored by access and transparency. Otherwise, it risks becoming fake news.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2020 14:00
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106368

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