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Science  14 May 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6543, pp. 664-666
DOI: 10.1126/science.372.6543.664

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In science news from around the world, the World Health Organization authorizes a Chinese-made vaccine for COVID-19, which is expected to increase the meager supply of such vaccines in poorer countries. President Joe Biden supports a proposed international agreement to waive patents on the intellectual property used to make COVID-19 vaccines, to boost supplies. U.S. regulators authorize Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 12 to 15, expanding availability beyond older teens and adults—a key step in restarting in-person schooling. The psychedelic drug known as ecstasy shows evidence of benefit as a supplement to talk therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. President Joe Biden moves to overturn a U.S. regulation adopted by his predecessor that eliminated sanctions against companies whose operations accidentally kill migratory birds.

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