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Russia tests anti-satellite missile, US general says

Russia tested an anti-satellite missile that is capable of destroying satellites in low Earth orbit, U.S. Space Command said on Wednesday.
The Pentagon said it is tracking the test.
“Yet another example that the threats to U.S. and allied space systems are real, serious and growing,” Gen. John Raymond, commander of U.S. Space Command, said in a statement.

A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data

At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments to people quarantined or just social distancing, we lack reliable evidence on how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or who continue to become infected. Better information is needed to guide decisions and actions of monumental significance and to monitor their impact.