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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Jun 18, 2020

Retractions of scientific papers happen for a number of reasons. The desperation driving COVID-19 research has brought this “nuclear option” of scientific correction to a much more public sphere. Dr. Ivan Oransky, who co-runs Retraction Watch, talks with Stephanie Desmon about what retractions typically mean—and don’t mean—and how COVID-19 may incite an “existential crisis” in the scientific research community in the push to publish.