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In a column at The Scientist, Retraction Watch bloggers Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus say it's time to devise a "transparency index" for journals to grade how well they share information about retractions, corrections, and the like with their readers. It has been suggested that journals publish a "retraction index" number along with their impact factors, to show how many papers they retract for every 1,000 they publish.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

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