Six minutes after this tweet was published by Saúl Caballero, a response was received from SocArXiv thanking him for speaking and Philip N. Cohen, director of the platform, said that this was an act of courage on the part of a junior author.
ADIP and SEDESA insist that it was not an experiment
The authorities involved in the article defended the use of the antiparasitic based on the scientific evidence existing at the time and denied that it was a scientific experiment.
Interviewed on Radio Formula, the Secretary of Health, Oliva López Arellano, stressed that the article published in SocArXiv was only a retrospective statistical analysis, but not a scientific experiment, since there are different protocols for this.
“It was not a clinical study, here we are absolutely against handling it as if it were an experiment, the health secretary would never experiment with the population,” he explained.