The Lancet >200?

Retractionwatch reports

Lancet‘s impact factor increased from 79.3 in last year’s report to 202.7. NEJM’s impact factor nearly doubled as well, from 91.2 to 176.1.  Five other journals also had impact factors greater than 100 for the first time, and also published a lot of COVID-19 research: the Journal of the American Medical AssociationLancet Respiratory MedicineNature Reviews Drug DiscoveryNature Reviews Immunology, and Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology.

Irrelevant numbers at all – even when used with 3 decimal points precision  as in an email that I received this week

COVID-19 has clearly shown the craziness of our scientific rating system.