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Sensational media reporting is common when describing COVID-19 therapies, detection methods, and vaccines

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  • Contributors RO and MV conceived and planned the project. MP, SN, TR, and RO completed the data extraction and analysis portion of the project. RO and MV were responsible for project oversight and manuscript writing. MP carried out edits and submission of projects for publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.