Subterfuge over Centrifuge
Looks like the Research Integrity Team at the Journal had its plate full retracting 500 other papers.
Thank you for both the account of your Covid illness and your account of the publishing fiasco.
Scientists need to start their own scientific journals and get rid of the middle men and Big Pharma/Big Ag control.
You'd be better off just publishing on your own Wordpress blog than nerfing your way through this scam and most of us readers know it.
Awesome would be a pre-print server where papers could be endorsed by other authors at a level commensurate with h- or i10- or other index. A public peer review forum should also be included for each paper.
I would have written a similar review. There is nothing really to add. Most of what you published was novel analysis and clearly presented. There was no question that it was suitable for publication.
Suggest you submit elsewhere. If they are struggling for reviewers some journals allow you to suggest them. Ask Jess who to nominate.
Fantastic review of the process.
This may be off topic regarding papers and publishing, but not for AFib, genetic markers, and arrhythmias. Sorry to read of Dr McKernan's experience having to defend himself while ill from completely inappropriate treatment, but this article gave me hope for future treatments for arrhythmias - and Dr McK will have a much more sophisticated understanding of the genetics than I ever will - https://www.genengnews.com/news/radiation-therapy-reprograms-heart-cells-to-younger-state-repairing-life-threatening-arrhythmias/
Remdesivir is cardiotoxic. Side effects include bradycardia, long QT, afib (shortens atrial action potential and refractoriness), complete heart block, cardiac arrest. We knew by then that Remdesivir's efficacy was kinda, meh, (veterans study july 2021, WHO nov 2021). So, completely contraindicated in your case.
And to think you went in for a little bag of fluid, instead got to dodge a bullet.