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Started by angelico on Nov 8, 2021 9:26:43 AM
The BMJ

What's happened to the BMJ, asks David Gorski.

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/what-the-heck-happened-to-the-bmj/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_cam
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I was going to start a discussion on this last week when I saw the terrible article about the Pfizer testing, but Gorski does it comprehensively here.

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angelico - 08 Nov 2021 09:28:40 (#1 of 8)

This is the origional article:

https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2635

And these are the responses to it that they have published so far:

https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2635/rapid-responses

The thing that stes my teeth on edge is that two of the responses are from Age of Autism - lobbying, antivaxx crap. ffs.

angelico - 08 Nov 2021 09:33:48 (#2 of 8)

One of the senior editors is now Peter Doshi, for reasons I can't understand:

https://respectfulinsolence.com/2021/05/21/why-is-peter-doshi-still-an-editor-at-the-bmj-rfk-jr-version/

SinnerBoy - 08 Nov 2021 09:36:10 (#3 of 8)

First complainant:

Richard de Clare Ventriloquist Chipping Sodbury

angelico - 08 Nov 2021 09:36:14 (#4 of 8)

I should probably say that I think Gorski's screeds have got a bit variable recently, and that the editorial standards on Science-Based Medicine have also let them down, again recently. But he makes good points here.

angelico - 08 Nov 2021 09:36:47 (#5 of 8)

That did tickle me somewhat, sinner.

ReverendBlueJeans - 08 Nov 2021 10:13:00 (#6 of 8)

That antivax Twitteroo 'The Bernician' - I bet he does actually live in a medieval hut somewhere.

misosoup100 - 08 Nov 2021 20:54:31 (#7 of 8)

Most big-name scientific journals only care about generating publicity.

frantastic - 09 Nov 2021 13:32:21 (#8 of 8)

That ventriloquist should keep his mouth shut.

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