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By adamg - 1/31/24 - 6:49 pm

A magistrate judge in Boston federal court ruled today that federal prosecutors failed to make their case that a local doctor committed a lewd act while seated next to a 14-year-old girl on a flight from Honolulu to Logan Airport in May, 2022. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/24 - 3:25 pm

A long-time nurse at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center says she got the first of two required Covid-19 shots under pressure from hospital administrators - and with God's OK - then fell seriously ill, refused the second shot and was fired. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/23 - 11:52 am
Rough sketch of the proposed new cancer hospital

Rough sketch of the proposed new building.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center today filed an "institutional master plan" with details, if not architectural renderings, of their proposed 14-story cancer hospital on what is now the site of the Joslin Diabetes Center. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 1:13 pm

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center wasted no time with their new partnership, yesterday telling the BPDA they will soon file detailed plans for razing the current Joslin Diabetes Center off Brookline Avenue to make way for a new, 14-story cancer hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/23 - 12:01 pm

Update: Acquitted.

A primary-care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center was arrested today on a charge of committing a lewd, indecent or obscene act on an airplane for what he allegedly did while seated next to a 14-year-old on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to Boston on May 27, 2022. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/23 - 10:45 pm

A federal magistrate judge today dismissed most of a lawsuit by 20 nurses, technicians and other workers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and related institutions over their firings for refusing to get Covid-19 shots in 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/23 - 5:09 pm

Covid-19 isn't dead yet: WFXT reports Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center yesterday reported a "recent outbreak of Covid-19 among staff and patients." The patients were put into an isolation ward and, at least around them, the hospital brought back the universal masking requirements it gave up along with other hospitals last month.

By adamg - 5/4/23 - 2:28 pm

Three nurses who say Beth Israel's parent company violated their religious right to refuse Covid-19 vaccines yesterday sued for at least $2 million apiece. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 11:43 am

A group of 20 employees at Beth Israel Deaconess and affiliated hospitals and health-care facilities say they were deprived of their religious, due-process and equal-protection rights when they were fired between November, 2021 and January, 2022 for their refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/20 - 10:17 am

Zaosong Zheng, 31, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of making false, fictitious or fraudulent statements when he was caught at Logan Airport trying to smuggle 21 vials full of cells he hoped to use for research to publish a paper after he got back to his native China, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 11:29 am

Brandon Bair, 32, a Jamaica Plain resident and emergency-room pharmacist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was arraigned yesterday on a variety of charges related to images allegedly found on one of his social-media accounts and discussions with another man in which they allegedly discussed raping the man's infant child, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 9:17 am

The Harvard Gazette interviews Dr. Druv Kazi, director of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Cardiac Critical Care Unit and associate director of the hospital’s Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology about a new study that suggests a number of the 5,000 extra deaths Massachusetts has seen over the past two months were not caused directly by Covid-19 but by other conditions people put off going to the hospital for because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/20 - 10:55 am

Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reported Friday that a review of the cases of 90 Covid-90 patients given hydroxychloroquine showed they were more likely to develop a heart condition that could become fatal - and that the effect was more pronounced when they were also given the president's other preferred drug, an antibiotic called azithromycin. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 9:36 am

John Krasinski and Big Papi host staffers from the Beth Israel Covid-19 unit at Fenway Park:

H/t Luba.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 12:11 pm

WBUR interviews Dr. Molly Hayes, a pulmonologist and director of the medical ICU at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

The reports from other countries were that this was happening mostly to older people who had illnesses to begin with. But we are seeing in Boston that this is happening to younger people who don't really have any predisposing illnesses like cardiac disease or cancers.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 6:02 pm

A large group practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center informed its physicians today that it's ending its contribution to their retirement fund, which had been equivalent to roughly 10% of their salaries, on April 1. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 9:50 pm

MIT reports researchers at MIT and the University of Colorado at Denver are looking at whether a drug now used to break up blood clots could help critically ill Covid-19 patients who are not being helped by ventilators. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/20 - 1:08 pm

A federal judge in Worcester yesterday ordered that Zaosong Zheng, a Chinese doctor doing post-graduate research at Beth Israel Hospital, remain locked up for the time being, denying his request for bail for a second time following his arrest at Logan Airport in December. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 2:48 pm
Lieber in Wuhan

Lieber in Wuhan in 2011. Source.

Two Chinese nationals were charged - and a Harvard professor arrested - today in connection with what the US Attorney's office alleges are Chinese efforts to purloin US data and intelligence. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/19 - 1:12 am

UPDATE: At least 18 other similar seizures made at Logan this year.

A Chinese graduate student who had been doing research at Beth Israel Hospital was arrested at Logan Airport on Dec. 9 after customs agents found 21 vials of an unknown brown liquid wrapped in plastic bag in a sock in one of his checked bags as he prepared to board a flight back to China, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. Read more.

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