On July 8, 2020, the Scholarly Kitchen blog posted a guest colum by Joseph DeBruin, the head of product management at ResearchGate entitled "The Covid Infodemic and the Future of the Communication of Science."
DeBruin gives several examples of the way the fast dissemination of scientific communicatiosn about the COVID-19 virus was both innovative and potentially dangerous and comments that:.
"speed and uncertainty in science are two sides of the same coin . . . the trends we see in Covid are indicative of a lasting shift rather than a temporary blip. Nonetheless, there are big steps forward we can take towards mitigating the risk associated with limited validation while maintaining speed, especially with the help of modern technologies."