Whilst you may think the COVID epidemic is fading as less deaths are occuring the global publishing COVID pandemic is only just hotting up and there the main sign is writing diarrhoea and there are now 300-500 papers a day being produced, so just like a book is outdated by the time it arrives on the shelves, so will research papers.
I was asked to do a review of COVID and MS and I agreed to do it and gave my response within a few hours. However, there was very few references and at that point, I decided I was bowing out of the review process, which for the journal in question is…you do the review and then it is a back and forward between you and the authors before acceptence. I thought I am not writing the review for someone else…when the review was written there were probably 300 papers, not there are over 4,000 and in two weeks, which is the time given to complete the first review it will be about 8-10,000 papers, Sadly my review was wasted because as I bowed out the authors will never get to see the constructive comments I made.
Anyway whilst scanning todays title this one made me laugh
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR in anal from patients who have recovered from coronavirus disease 2019. Liu J, Xiao Y, Shen Y, Shi C, Chen Y, Shi P, Gao Y, Wang Y, Lu B. J Med Virol. 2020 Apr 14. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25875. [Epub ahead of print]
The missing word makes this sound like a porno flick…for the young children reading…..go ask your Dad:-). It says that there is virus in your pooh for days after you can’t find it in the throat…So as I said a week ago …wash your hands:-)