Ignoring Data Delays Our Reaction to Emerging Public Health Tragedies Like 13 Reasons Why-Reply.

  title={Ignoring Data Delays Our Reaction to Emerging Public Health Tragedies Like 13 Reasons Why-Reply.},
  author={Thomas Niederkrotenthaler and Mark Sinyor and Benedikt Till},
  journal={JAMA psychiatry},


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