Sep 8, 2020
Thousands of COVID-19-related papers are released every week. But the information is of varying quality and health care workers don’t have time to sift through the deluge. Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Kate Grabowski talks with Stephanie Desmon about the Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium, a literature curation effort by more than 50 people across collaborating institutions. Every week, the group reviews and summarizes the newest and most exciting COVID-19 research to help those on the front lines working with testing, contact tracing, and other public health responses. Grabowski also talks about how COVID-19 has meant more public scrutiny of research, how mistakes are inevitable and expected, and that retractions and corrections are part of the usual publication process.