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Frank D'Amelio and Ian Read, respectively the CFO and the head of biopharmaceuticals at Pfizer, will each receive about a million dollar bonus, according to the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. They showed, according to the board's compensation committee, "devoted extraordinary efforts and made extraordinary contributions" to the Pfizer-Wyeth merger. The Health Blog notes that Pfizer plans to eliminate 20,000 jobs due to the merger.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

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The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

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