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Highly Influential ‘Long COVID’ Paper Now Under Investigation For ‘Data Errors’

Posted on AllSides December 5th, 2022
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An influential paper espousing the dangers of “long COVID” is now under investigation by the journal that published it.

The Jan. 2021 paper, titled “6-month consequences of COVID-19 in patients discharged from hospital: a cohort study,” has been cited more than 1,600 times and referenced multiple times by the World Health Organization, according to Retraction Watch. It was recently flagged with an “expression of concern” by editors of The Lancet, the prestigious medical journal that initially published the paper.

“In view of the extent of these data errors, we now issue an Expression of...

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