Discover more from eugyppius: a plague chronicle
Open Thread: Publication Bias Edition
Conference season is almost over for me; thanks for your patience. In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of a small mushroom in Saxony, and note also this sequel to the mask replication study I posted about on Sunday:
The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report were totally happy publishing the original paper on Pediatric COVID-19 Cases in Counties With and Without School Mask Requirements, despite serious defects. Yet they refused to publish the much larger replication study, which failed to find any protective effect from masking when using the same methodology on a much larger dataset. Publication bias is a pervasive problem with all Corona research, and it is the major reason why most mask studies are garbage.