Science & Technology

Preprint Articles in a Pandemic: Friend or Foe?

Research on COVID-19 is flooding preprint servers which publish findings before specialist scrutiny. Alex Bird asks whether this trend to make science instantly accessible could be magnifying the spread of disinformation during a time of global anxiety.

Drug Dexamethasone Cuts COVID-19 Deaths

A low-cost, widely available steroid lowered mortality among critically ill COVID-19 patients by one-third in a rigorous large-scale UK trial, Esther Gillmor reports.