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Helicopter epidemiology

Already at the very early beginning of my career I have been told about the dangers of “armchair” epidemiology – researchers only managing studies. There seems to be even another extreme, called “helicopter epidemiology” as pinpointed in the Lancet recently

…fly into a remote location containing “interesting individuals”, collect descriptive data and biological specimens, fly out, process, and publish the information elsewhere…