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Science  25 Jun 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6549, pp. 1372-1374
DOI: 10.1126/science.372.6549.1372

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In science news around the world, Tokyo Olympics officials limit attendance at the games to 50% of venue capacity, with a maximum of 10,000 people per event, despite experts' recommendation that completely barring spectators would be the best way to limit COVID-19 infections. Guinea's Ebola outbreak is declared over after 16 confirmed cases and 12 deaths since February. President Joe Biden's administration allots $3 billion toward developing new antiviral medications to treat pandemic virus infections. A South African consortium working with the World Health Organization will soon launch a program to teach scientists from all over the continent how to make COVID-19 vaccines with messenger RNA at a training plant. The U.S. Senate confirms Rick Spinrad as administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, its first confirmed chief in more than 4 years.

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