A reporter sent me a Jama paper and asked me what I thought . . .

December 10, 2017
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My reply: Thanks for sending. I can’t be sure about everything they’re doing but the paper looks reasonable to me. I expect there are various ways that the analysis could be improved, but on a quick look I don’t see anything obviously wrong with it, and the authors seem to know what they are doing. The findings seem important, and the results are mapped clearly enough that once the results are out there, others can comment if they see problems.

The only thing is that I think it would be better if the authors just posted all their graphs online, including but not limited to the graphs in that published paper. I really don’t like the whole embargo thing as it seems to encourage the massive publicity of results before they can be checked by the wider science and policy communities.

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