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Science  14 Aug 2020:
Vol. 369, Issue 6505, pp. 750-751
DOI: 10.1126/science.369.6505.750

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In science news around the world, a commission that regulates fisheries off the U.S. east coast approves a new, ecosystem-based management approach in which it will set catch limits for menhaden—the second largest U.S. fishery by weight harvested—that leave enough menhaden for predators such as striped bass. Russia announces a "registration certificate" for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by one of its institutes even though the vaccine has been tested in only 76 people, drawing criticism that the announcement was premature and politically motivated. Companies running two large U.S. clinical studies of COVID-19 vaccines agree to include people with HIV after scientists and AIDS activists argue that most HIV-infected people on antiviral treatment don't have suppressed immune systems. Organizers of one of the world's largest scientific meetings, held by the Society for Neuroscience, announce it will not take place online or in person this year because of risks from COVID-19.

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