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  • Links and Thinks 2021-07-23

    1) New study says Fox News is responsible for low vaccine rates Apparently, they controlled for confounding factors, and there was still a causal association between Fox-watching and vaccination compliance. 2) Why bad science is sometimes more appealing than good science The authors of the citation study theorize that reviewers and editors apply lower standards to “showy” or dramatic papers than to those that incrementally advance the field and that highly interesting papers attract more attention, discussion and citations. In other words, there is a bias in favor of novelty.