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Flawed ivermectin preprint highlights challenges of COVID drug studies

Overview of attention for news story in Nature
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#47 of 83,506)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
204 news outlets
blogs
9 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
4884 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
reddit
8 Redditors

Citations

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5 Dimensions

Readers on

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19 Mendeley
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Title
Flawed ivermectin preprint highlights challenges of COVID drug studies
Published by
Nature, August 2021
DOI 10.1038/d41586-021-02081-w
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sara Reardon

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 21%
Other 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Librarian 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 5 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 42%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5221. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 October 2021.
All research outputs
#469
of 19,215,644 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#47
of 83,506 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#57
of 333,460 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#8
of 855 outputs
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