1. SciScore for 10.1101/2022.01.11.22269053: (What is this?)

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

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsIRB: Ethical Approval: Approval for the study was obtained from the local ethics committee (ref. 220 C07; South Mediterranean II Committee for the Protection of Persons).
    Field Sample Permit: The study was conducted in compliance with the French research standard (MR-003 “Research in the Field of Health Without Collection of Consent”; compliance commitment to MR-003 for the François Baclesse Center [no. 2146328 v.0, dated from January 26, 2018]).
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    RandomizationModels included an intercept representing baseline symptoms, a discrete time representing change of symptoms over time, and a random intercept for each patient to account for inter-individual variability.
    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: We found the following clinical trial numbers in your paper:

    NCT104366154Trial number did not resolve on clinicaltrials.gov. Is the number correct?NA
    NCT04366154Active, not recruitingImpact of the COVID-19 Infectious Epidemic on the Management…

    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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