1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.09.09.21263342: (What is this?)

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

    Table 1: Rigor

    Ethicsnot detected.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    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: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    4.1 Limitations: Vaccination policies in the three regions may have biased the results towards a higher numbers of adverse events reports myocarditis and pericarditis from younger vaccinees compared with older vaccinees. In each of these regions, younger people were more likely to have received mRNA vaccines, which may have contributed to higher reporting rates of myocarditis and pericarditis in younger vaccinees. The frequency of reported events per age group was presented as a crude number, and reporting rates could only be calculated as an overall estimate rather than stratified by age; based on the data available for vaccinations administered, it was not possible to determine the proportion of all vaccinees per age group who reported an event of myocarditis or pericarditis. This is very important, because it is likely that the reporting rate of myocarditis and pericarditis with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines will be higher in young people and even higher in young men if the reporting rates are stratified by age and sex. The regulatory authorities and Marketing Authorisations Holders (MAHs) need to follow up reports of these conditions with reporters to obtain as much information and make this information available publicly. Myocarditis and pericarditis following mfRNA COVID-19 vaccines is an area which requires further research. The data sources for this study were spontaneous reporting systems of the UK, US, and EEA. All spontaneous reporting systems have well-known 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.


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