Breonna Taylor and the Broad Search Standard ; Wounds of Dutch History ; and More Picks 7/21

Theranos Destroyed Patient Test Data, Prosecutor Alleges (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Assistant U.S. attorney Vanessa Baehr-Jones alleged the elimination of the information ‘destroyed the ability of the government to access that data set’ and has forced prosecutors to rely for evidence on patient records held by doctors.”

During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies? (Bethany)

The author writes, “This spring, as countries around the world told people to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, doctors in neonatal intensive care units were noticing something strange: Premature births were falling, in some cases drastically.”

It’s Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus — Our Lives Depend On It (Chris C.)

The author writes, “A new story would allow us to see contagion as more than a purely biomedical phenomenon to be managed by biomedical experts and, instead, as the dynamic social phenomena they are. It would necessitate new alliances among public health advocates and environmentalists, between doctors, epidemiologists, wildlife biologists, anthropologists, economists, geographers, and veterinarians. It would shift the meaning of human health itself.”

‘Good Faith’: Breonna Taylor and the Broad Search Standard (Judy)

From Law360: “When it comes to search warrants specifically, some Fourth Amendment experts say, a national conversation is long overdue. In recent decades, case law has stretched the boundaries of what is considered reasonable search and seizure. A judge only needs to find probable cause based on what an officer swears to in an affidavit.”

Wounds of Dutch History (Russ)

The author writes, “Winds of change are swirling around the cobblestones of The Hague. Faced with a strong colonial past and a legacy of slavery, the Dutch are being asked to take a more impartial look at their history.”

Why the Songs From High School Define You, According to Science (Chris C.)

From Inverse: “A study published Thursday in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology solidifies the idea that music from our teenage years becomes intrinsically linked to powerful memories that inform our sense of self.”

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