1. SciScore for 10.1101/2022.01.12.22269133: (What is this?)

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

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsIRB: The study, according to the National COVID-19 procedures, was approved by the Italian Regulatory Agency (AIFA) and by the Ethics Committee of IRCCS L.
    Consent: A written consent was obtained by the study participant.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    Antibodies
    SentencesResources
    Laboratory Procedures: Anti-Spike SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and T-cell response were monitored at 5 time points (Figure 1): the day of first dose administration (T0), the day of second dose administration (T1); between 5 and 7 weeks after T0 for patients receiving Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and between 6 and 8 weeks after T0 for patients receiving Moderna vaccine (T2); the day of the booster dose (T pre-3D) and 3 or 4 weeks after (T post-3D).
    Anti-Spike SARS-CoV-2
    suggested: None
    Finally, secondary endpoints included evaluation of neutralization activity of vaccine-induced anti-Spike antibodies.
    anti-Spike
    suggested: None
    The humoral (anti-Nucleoprotein-IgG and the anti-RBD-IgG, neutralizing antibody) and cell mediated immune response was performed as previously described [22] and detailed in the Supplementary materials.
    anti-Nucleoprotein-IgG
    suggested: None
    anti-RBD-IgG, neutralizing antibody
    suggested: None
    Software and Algorithms
    SentencesResources
    IBM SPSS vers.
    SPSS
    suggested: (SPSS, RRID:SCR_002865)

    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:
    A limitation of our study is the lack of measurement of neutralization titers against the emerging Omicron variant. However, in this context it has to be taken into account that in healthy subjects a significant increase in the neutralizing response against this variant has been observed after the third dose[37,38]. In conclusion, we demonstrated a lower prevalence of seroconversion among immunosuppressed patients compared to HCW. The lowest humoral response was reported among patients treated with anti-B-cell therapies. However, T-cell response results showed more encouraging data, suggesting a possible benefit of the vaccination due to cellular immunity, particularly in light of the observation that T-cell epitopes are shared among wild type and Omicron variant[39]. Finally, data on the third dose indicate a potential immunological benefit and highlights HM as the major fragile group.

    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.
    • Thank you for including a protocol registration statement.

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


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