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Science  20 Mar 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6484, pp. 1284-1286
DOI: 10.1126/science.367.6484.1284

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In science news around the world, infectious disease experts across the United States call for officials to carry out tougher enforcement of social distancing measures, including closing schools and nonessential businesses nationwide, to slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The first U.S. clinical trial to test a vaccine against the virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, begins. Technical problems delay until 2022 the launch of a rover that would drill beneath the surface of Mars for signs of life. A lawyer for behavioral ecologist Jonathan Pruitt, whose colleagues have suggested he fabricated the data behind provocative results on animal personalities and social spiders, cautions Pruitt's co-authors and journal editors to hold off retracting his papers. Researchers in China say they have created a vaccine that protects pigs from the African swine fever, a contagious, lethal viral disease. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, removes toxicologist Martin Philbert as provost as it continues to investigate allegations that he committed sexual misconduct.

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