1. Qian-Yuan Tang

    Review 3: "Phase transitions may explain why SARS-CoV-2 spreads so fast and why new variants are spreading faster"

    This preprint claims phase transitions explain SARS-CoV-2's heightened transmissability. Reviewers found the presented claims unreliable.

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  2. Sankar Basu

    Review 2: "Phase transitions may explain why SARS-CoV-2 spreads so fast and why new variants are spreading faster"

    This preprint claims phase transitions explain SARS-CoV-2's heightened transmissability. Reviewers found the presented claims unreliable.

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  3. Lee Makowski

    Review 1: "Phase transitions may explain why SARS-CoV-2 spreads so fast and why new variants are spreading faster"

    This preprint claims phase transitions explain SARS-CoV-2's heightened transmissability. Reviewers found the presented claims unreliable.

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  4. Strength of evidence

    Reviewers: Lee Makowski (Northeastern University) | 📕◻️◻️◻️◻️
    Sankar Basu (University of Calcutta) | 📒📒📒◻️◻️
    Qian-Yuan Tang (University of Tokyo) | 📗📗📗📗◻️

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  5. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.02.16.431437: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    NIH rigor criteria are not applicable to paper type.

    Table 2: Resources

    No key resources detected.


    Results from OddPub: We did not detect open data. We also did not detect open code. Researchers are encouraged to share open data when possible (see Nature blog).


    Results from LimitationRecognizer: An explicit section about the limitations of the techniques employed in this study was not found. We encourage authors to address study limitations.

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.


    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.


    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.


    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No funding statement was detected.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

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