Posted to the website of the University Hospital Institute IHU-Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, this expression of concern chides the NEJM for publishing so-called studies that were conducted using sloppy or flat-out falsified research methods.
Most notably in recent days are the fake science papers published in the NEJM that declare hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to be an ineffective and unsafe remedy for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). There are also corresponding papers that shamelessly promote the use of competing drugs like remdesivir, all the while intentionally hiding their deadly side effects.
"How long will you abuse our patience?" Dr. Raoult and his colleagues wrote, this being an English translation from their original Latin.
"We ask the same question to the NEJM: how long will you abuse our patience? The biases shown in the studies on COVID-19 have gone beyond, as in the Lancet, for example, everything that has been seen so far. Please give us back a journal that we can use for medical education, that does not contradict all principles we have used for so many years."