Tremendous Honor: World Health Organization Cites ODA article on influence of mask mandates on COVID-19 infections

More than 87,000 scientific articles on COVID-19 were published between the start of the pandemic and October of 2020 ( More than 720,000 unique authors have contributed to COVID-19 articles as of August, 2021 ( ). Being cited by the World Health Organization (WHO) in their 2021 and 2022 COVID-19 guidelines, is a tremendous honor. See page 18, citation 71, in:

MegaODA Software within R: FREE Package Available on GitHub

To run the MegaODA software within R, please download the ODA package for R available at GitHub: created by Dr. Nathaniel J. Rhodes and Dr. Paul Yarnold.

This package serves as an interface for the MegaODA software suite. Obtain a free copy of the MegaODA software licensed for individual non-commercial use here:

Once MegaODA is obtained and ODA for R is installed, create the following directory within the local R installation ~/ODA/win32/bin and copy/paste MegaODA.exe within this directory.

Additional resources vignettes and user guides are provided by typing “ODAmanual()” within R. For more resources and readings please visit the ODA Journal website:

Researchers in 192 Countries Reading the ODA eJournal

We are honored to report that as of March 30, 2021, researchers in 192 countries follow articles published in the ODA eJournal–which continues to “raise the bar” as the most widely circulated scientific journal in history.

For perspective, consider that there are 195 countries in the world today (193 member states of the United Nations and two non-member observer states–the Holy See and the State of Palestine).

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The ODA Paradigm

In 2021, Paul Yarnold celebrates 42 continuous years of full-time development of the ODA paradigm. His research activities in this area began in 1979.

New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment.”  [From address by Max Planck, the father of Quantum Mechanics, on the 25th anniversary of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft (January 1936), as quoted in Surviving the Swastika : Scientific Research in Nazi Germany (1993) ISBN 0-19-507010-0.]

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”  [Max Planck: Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie. Mit einem Bildnis und der von Max von Laue gehaltenen Traueransprache.Johann Ambrosius Barth Verlag (Leipzig 1948), p. 22, as translated in Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. F. Gaynor (New York, 1949), pp. 33–34 (as cited in T. S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions).]