PLoS One friend network-flu study embargo broken
PLoS One lifted the embargo early yesterday (Wednesday) on a paper on how your network of friends might help predict how the flu spreads. The paper had been embargoed for 5 p.m. yesterday, but a story went up on Tuesday.
At 2:38 p.m. Eastern yesterday, they sent out the original press release on the study, with this on top of it:
The embargo on this paper has been broken. We appologize for the inconvenience this might have caused.
The embargo breaker was apparently a Reuters story.
As with a previous break involving colleagues, given all of the conflicts, I won’t offer further comment on this. Thanks for understanding.