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Into People's Arms

The Washington Post writes there are questions as to how a COVID-19 vaccine would be distributed in the US.

Pressure, Pressure

According to the New York Times, scientists are concerned about political pressure on the race for a COVID-19 vaccine.

More Names Added

The Guardian reports that a letter criticizing President Donald Trump's dismissal of science has garnered more signatures during the pandemic.

The Trump Administration has reversed its policy that could have stripped international students of their visas, the New York Times says.

Additional Suit

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

Officially Notified

The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

Memo Roll Back

Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

A new order from President Donald Trump suspends new work visas, including H-1B visas, for the rest of the year, reports the New York Times.

An Associated Press report says China refrained from releasing the SARS-CoV-2 genome for more than a week in January, frustrating the World Health Organization.


A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.