(Mis-)understanding COVID-19 and digit ratio: Methodological and statistical issues in Manning and Fink (2020)

Alex L. Jones, Liam Satchell, Bastian Jaeger, Christoph Schild

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Manning and Fink (2020) report that country level mean 2D:4D is associated with COVID-19 case fatality ratio and percentage of male deaths. We discuss here a range of methodological and statistical issues with Manning and Fink's work that offer a different interpretation of their claims.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105095
JournalEarly Human Development
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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