Academic Narrative Enforcers: The JICM…

Back in November, a bombshell dropped as the original MATH+ paper by Drs. Pierre Kory, G. Umberto Meduri, Joseph Varon, Jose Iglesias, and Paul E. Marik was retracted by the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine (JICM). An emerging theme of this Substack is the ways in which the social epistemology around the pandemic response collapsed. This case presents a particularly blatant example of a retraction for no apparent reason, with rationales that nobody I’ve spoken to can make heads or tails of.

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