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From: EUROSURVEILLANCE <>
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2020 7:43 PM
To: ‘Peter Borger’ <>
Subject: Your submission and concerns raised for Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR by Corman et al

Dear Dr Borger,

This email is to acknowledge the receipt of your submission External peer review of the RTPCR test to detect SARS-CoV-2 reveals 10 major scientific flaws at the molecular and methodological level: consequences for false positive results.

I took note of your concerns for the article Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR by Corman et al published in Eurosurveillance on 23 January 2020. Of note, this article has been reviewed by two independent reviewers. Irrespectively, we will further investigate the points you raised, jointly with our editorial board but excluding the two co-authors of the article, and consider guidance from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Kind regards
I Steffens

Editor-in-chief Eurosurveillance

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