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Science  18 Sep 2020:
Vol. 369, Issue 6510, pp. 1410-1411
DOI: 10.1126/science.369.6510.1410

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In science news around the world, President Donald Trump admits he knew in February that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was "deadly," even as he publicly called the disease no worse than the seasonal flu. Scientists study the long-term health consequences of smoke from record wildfires on the U.S. West Coast. The virus that causes African swine fever, deadly to pigs, is discovered in Germany, Europe's largest pork producer. The U.S. atmospheric research agency hires David Legates, a researcher who has a long history of rejecting established climate science, for a senior position. The United Kingdom becomes the first Western government to invest in an old-style, inactivated virus vaccine against COVID-19. Ocean researchers release the first comprehensive survey of deep coral reefs in the high seas.

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