Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts

The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.

The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.

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Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
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Infographic: How a City Health Department Uses Social Media
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Foodborne illnesses are consistently underreported. Social media may help.
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Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
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Scientists are using social media to track diseases and understand how people respond to them.
Infographic: How HealthMap Tracks Disease
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A Growing Open Access Toolbox
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Online Platform Aims to Facilitate Replication Studies
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Helping Scientists Spread Their Research
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