It was the end of December when a friend asked me, whether I want to commend the quick peer review time of the publication Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR. I agreed and was literally wondering how it is possible that a peer-review process can be done that quickly. Given the fact that I have some experience as a journal section’s editor, I started to dive into this matter and found out additional irregularities that I explained in a Twitter thread.

Right after I published this, I received lots of feedback. The negative feedback mainly came from people that are associated with co-authors of that respective paper, so I wrote another Twitter thread to even go more into details.

The peer-review time is really conspicuous. I hope that the Journal ‘Eurosurveillance’ will come up with some good explanations and, if necessary, consequences quite soon.


  • 350 ml coconut milk
  • 50g blueberries (wild/frozen)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 TS collagen
  • 3 TS hemp proteins
  • 1 TS pure cocoa powder
  • 5g BCAA
  • 5g L-glutamine
  • 1g ashwagandha
  • 1g amla
  • 1g taurine
  • 1 knife point borax
  • 1g fenugreek (optional; might cause odor)

Put everything into a mixer and enjoy this performance-boosting drink.

This shake will provide you with flavonoids (antioxidants), as blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables. Collagen and hemp are the protein source. BCAA and L-glutamine are considered performance enhancing and gut protective. The same accounts for taurine, ashwagandha, and fenugreek. Amla has the ability to lower the bad cholesterol.