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  3. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.09.02.21263000: (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: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    Our study has several limitations. First, in the Canadian healthcare system, no region is entirely self-contained. During wave 3, patients were transferred for ICU and hospital care between cities, regions, and provinces. In addition, pediatric hospital resources are organized differently from adult resources, the catchment area for the former being approximately three times the size of the latter. Second, our triggers for behaviour and policy change were set around total critical care occupancy, driven largely by adult use; at a 30% contact reduction, peak pediatric ICU demand was 0.07 per 100,000 population (representing 1.4 pediatric ICU beds adjusting for the catchment population of 2 million for the pediatric hospital), which still exceeds 10% of capacity. Higher rates of infection in children may lead to more rapid adoption of behaviour change, but the lower relative capacity in pediatric critical care will require policy makers to respond to rates of utilization in pediatric facilities specifically. Third, our model does not incorporate waning vaccine efficacy. While 65% of the vaccinated population was vaccinated after April 1 (within the past 4 months), our model may underestimate infection risk and disease severity in the older adult population because 75% of people over the age of 70 years and almost all long-term care residents were vaccinated more than 4 months ago [2, 3]. Finally, we do not consider seasonality or a transition towards indoor contacts as the weat...

    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.


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