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Science  26 Jun 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6498, pp. 1406-1407
DOI: 10.1126/science.368.6498.1406

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In science news around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for increased production of dexamethasone, a commonly used corticosteroid recently shown to reduce death rates of COVID-19, amid early signs of hoarding. WHO and the U.S. National Institutes of Health end large trials evaluating whether the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine can safely and effectively treat people hospitalized with COVID-19, after evidence suggests a lack of benefit. President Donald Trump's new executive order limiting the entry of foreign workers through the end of the year spares two visa categories important to U.S. universities but halts new visas in a third category, H-1B visas; universities and high-tech companies use them to attract skilled foreign workers. An orbiting x-ray telescope launched last year, eROSITA, releases its first all-sky image, recording more than 1 million objects, twice as many sources as previously detected in 60 years of x-ray astronomy.

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