Authors' Response to Peer-Review Reports: https://med.jmirx.org/2023/1/e46944/
Published Article: https://med.jmirx.org/2023/1/e34598/
This is a peer-review report submitted for the paper “The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Lineages (Variants) and COVID-19 Vaccination on the COVID-19 Epidemic in South Africa: Regression Study.”
Round 1 Review
The manuscript  attempts to investigate the impact of SARS-CoV-2 lineages in South African COVID-19 epidemiology. I would like to congratulate the authors on this useful attempt. The manuscript is well written, and the subject addressed in this manuscript is worth investigating; however, the manuscript partly failed to present a clear picture of its analytical methodology and presentation of results. The following are some minor concerns for consideration. I suggest that the authors (a) extend the study to include the recent Omicron variant, (b) present results with complete models, (c) avoid excessive references (~71).
In conclusion, the subject addressed in this manuscript is worth investigating and acceptable after taking into account the abovementioned minor issues.
Conflicts of Interest
- Mabuka T, Naidoo N, Ncube N, Yiga T, Ross M, Kurehwa K, et al. The impact of SARS-CoV-2 lineages (variants) and COVID-19 vaccination on the COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa: regression study. JMIRx Med 2023;4:e34598 [https://med.jmirx.org/2023/1/e34598/]
Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 01.03.23; accepted 01.03.23; published 03.07.23Copyright
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