CORMAN-DROSTEN REVIEW REPORT
CURATED BY AN INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF SCIENTISTS IN LIFE SCIENCES (ICSLS)
Retraction Request Letter to Eurosurveillance Editorial Board
With commentaries by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD.
November 28th, 2020
Here follows the text of the request to retract the article by Corman & Drosten et al. because of all its scientific flaws (at least 10 identified) but the publishers named (the “Eurosurveillance”) refused with the main argument that at the time of the publication there were many facts unknown yet and that from the point of Drosten and his co-authors it was reasonable to come with their reasoning. This is new in science that wrong data are not corrected later on. This is (in my opinion) a clear act of protection of other interests than publishing the Truth.
One could compare this attitude with Science of the 1600’s when the generally accepted believe (“science”) was that the earth is flat and hat the sun orbits the earth. If the Eurosurveillance stands by Coman & Drosten’s publication with this argument then the Eurosurveillance must also support the science that the earth is flat.
Since 1995, Eurosurveillance has tried to provide the European public health community with an open-access platform to exchange relevant findings on communicable disease surveillance, prevention and control. A weekly, electronic, peer-reviewed publication, Eurosurveillance aims to provide timely facts and guidance for public health professionals and decision-makers in the field of infectious disease to facilitate the implementation of effective prevention and control measures.
This is the retraction-request letter sent to Eurosurveillance by the main & co-author’s, written by Dr. Peter Borger, enclosed to the extended Review Report submission via the Eurosurveillance online-submission portal. Submission date was 27th of November, 2020.
Nov 26th 2020,
To: Editorial Board Eurosurveillance / European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) / Gustav III:s Boulevard 40 / 16973 Solna / Sweden
Subject: External Review and request to retract the paper of Corman et al, published in Eurosurveillance January 23, 2020.
Dear editorial board Eurosurveillance,