1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.07.22.21260760: (What is this?)

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

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsConsent: Ethical approval was obtained from Sheba Medical Center and informed consent was obtained from all patients.
    Field Sample Permit: Sample collection methodology: Between July and September 2020, we collected 361 samples from a total of 96 confirmed COVID-19 outpatients: 137 ONP swabs, 137 saline MW samples, 59 distilled water wash, 12 commercial MW solution containing alcohol and 16 commercial MW solution without alcohol.
    Sex as a biological variableStudy population: The study population included adult men and non-pregnant women (>18 years old), with molecular confirmation of COVID-19 by RT-PCR.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    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.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.


    About SciScore

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