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Health

A Lawsuit Over Frozen Embryos

Today at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Elaine Meyer and Barry Prizant had given up on having more than one child. Then, in their 60s, they got a letter from the hospital where they’d long ago had IVF treatment.

Empty Middle Seats on Planes Cut Coronavirus Risk in Study

Wednesday at 21:59 PM, via New York Times

The risk of exposure on a flight is lowered by 23 to 57 percent if middle seats are kept unoccupied, according to the study. But it did not look at what protection mask-wearing could provide.

Western Warnings Tarnish Vaccines the World Badly Needs

Wednesday at 21:30 PM, via New York Times

Amid a deep residue of mistrust, Western cautions on the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines risk igniting an explosion of damaging anti-vaccine fervor in the global south.

What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for Testing

Wednesday at 21:00 PM, via New York Times

Most tests should be able to detect the variants of concern, but test developers and health officials must remain vigilant, scientists say.

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