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How Covid Skeptics Use Orthodox Data Practices to Promote Unorthodox Science (arxiv.org)
3 points by kevbin 43 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

>"Many of the users believe that the most important metrics are missing from government-released data."

>"One user wrote: 'Coding data is a big deal—and those definitions should be offered transparently by every state. Without a national guideline—we are left with this mess'."

I really missed those things during the whole pandemic, it seems like measures and consensus around measures just switches without being explained what is the actual data and experimental thresholds that would make us re-think a particular measure.

Like it should be pretty simple to show a few graphs comparing metrics in different regions, and analyzing which regions should apply more restrictive measures and why, and which regions could relax measures slightly because of the progressions, but I never see anything like that in official communications, everything is fuzzy and not transparent at all.

"Defying public health officials..." indeed, the temerity of it!

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