Martin Finucane, The Boston Globe

Martin Finucane

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Recent articles by Martin:

Here’s the latest on mixing and matching COVID-19 booster shots

The idea of “mixing and matching” shots has been the subject of new research and will be discussed by federal regulators this week. Here, compiled from Globe wire and major media reports, is where the mix and match issue stands now. → Read More

Editors of journal Nature speak out against harassment of COVID-19 scientists

Editors of the highly influential science journal Nature on Wednesday decried harassment of scientists who speak about COVID-19, saying “intimidation is unacceptable on any scale.” → Read More

Doctor: New recommendations curtailing low-dose aspirin use follow science, make a ‘tremendous amount of sense’

Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett said over time it’s become clear there are other effective ways to lower heart disease and stroke risk — and more has been learned about the dangers of bleeding caused by the aspirin regimens. → Read More

You may be able to see the Northern Lights tonight, thanks to geomagnetic storm

The Northern Lights were visible in New England Monday night, including at New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Observatory. An expert says it might be possible for New Englanders to see the celestial light show again Tuesday night due to an ongoing geomagnetic storm. → Read More

Video: Here’s what the Boston Marathon looked like 92 years ago

Newsreel outtakes offer a window into the past, showing the 1929 Boston Marathon, won that year by legend Johnny Miles. → Read More

Here’s what you need to know about rapid, at-home coronavirus tests

Rapid, at-home coronavirus tests are in the news. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Boosters were a shot in the arm to Mass. COVID-19 vaccination numbers

Booster shots pushed up the state's total vaccination number in recent days, but other coronavirus vaccinations continued at the same slow and steady pace they’ve maintained since early July. → Read More

Encouraging trends emerge in Mass. coronavirus data. But experts say it’s no time to celebrate.

Encouraging trends have emerged in Massachusetts coronavirus data, but with the winter approaching and models suggesting the virus will make a comeback, experts are saying it's no time to celebrate. → Read More

Two women, 89, and 86, killed after car crashes into Needham home; driver hospitalized

Police and fire personnel responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a house at 860 Central Ave. at about 10:20 a.m., police said in a statement posted on their Facebook page. → Read More

NTSB releases preliminary report on plane crash that killed 2 Boston doctors in Conn.

The report said there were signs that something was going wrong as the plane took off on the morning of Sept. 2 from an airport in Plainville, Connecticut. The plane crashed shortly afterward into a manufacturing building in neighboring Farmington just north of the airport. → Read More

Mass. officials say 600,000 now eligible for Pfizer booster and it’s ’safe, effective, and free’

Let the boosting begin. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decision on Friday has cleared the way for hundreds of thousands in Mass., already a vaccination leader, to boost their immunity even higher. → Read More

FDA advisory panel meeting underway on COVID-19 booster shots

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee of outside experts has begun its meeting to discuss ― and vote on ― whether to recommend booster shots of Pfizer’s vaccine to people 16 and older. → Read More

Former Lowell state Rep. David Nangle sentenced to 15 months for embezzling campaign funds, and bank and tax fraud

Prosecutors said Nangle illegally used campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, defrauded a bank to get loans to purchase his home and repay personal debts, and collected income that he failed to report to the US Internal Revenue Service. His sentence will be followed by two years of supervised release. → Read More

Wu expresses confidence she’s headed for final election; no results yet from city

The suspense was building Tuesday night when, nearly two hours after the polls closed, only a small fraction of results had been reported → Read More

Plane crash reported in Provincetown

Emergency crews are responding to the scene of a plane crash in Provincetown, a fire department worker said Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Researchers at Harvard, BU to study possible links between coronavirus vaccines and changes in menstruation

Researchers are probing the possible link after anecdotal reports from women earlier this year that, after they were vaccinated, they saw changes in menstruation, including earlier, heavier, and more painful periods. → Read More

Mass. reports 162 total breakthrough COVID-19 deaths, or 0.004 percent of all fully vaccinated people

The Department of Public Health also said there had been 23,858 total breakthrough cases among fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts, or 0.53 percent of the total. → Read More

Is the Supreme Court going to overturn Roe v. Wade? Legal experts are divided

One legal expert predicted the landmark decision will be struck down. Others said the conservative court could chip away at it. → Read More

Charts: Mass. coronavirus cases, other metrics, continue to rise as summer nears an end

Massachusetts coronavirus cases and other metrics continue to rise as the end draws near of the “summer of freedom” that instead turned out to be a season of worry about the coronavirus, thanks to the surprising ferocity of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. → Read More

Map: Here’s where the Delta surge is putting the most strain on hospitals

The coronavirus surge fueled by the Delta variant is putting pressure on hospitals and health care workers, particularly in hard-hit Southern states. → Read More