Scott Adams recently posed the following question:
“How often is ANY study valid? I think it's less than half of the time.”
Most of us don’t read scientific papers; we read science reporting, and this reporting often fails to give an accurate picture of the study in question. An example is the attached tweet by Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding.
Some info on Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding can be found on the Harvard website:
It looks like he is discussing this study:
The study does not say that children can spread COVID-19 as easily as adults, nor was that determination the goal of the study. They note that children are underrepresented in cases:
“Children are underrepresented in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case numbers. Severity in most children is limited, and children do not seem to be major drivers of transmission”
One possible reason is that children are unable to transmit ...