Cuomo allows visitors at New York hospitals and group homes as coronavirus death toll hits a new low
NEW YORK — New York hospitals and group homes can begin allowing visitors this week as the coronavirus crisis continues to wane in the Empire State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.Visits at hospitals can begin immediately, the governor said, as long as safety measures are in place, while group homes certified by the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities can begin taking visitors Friday.“This was always a balance of public health versus the personal relationships, and people were in hospitals who desperately want to see loved ones,” Cuomo said during a briefing in Albany. “Obv...
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California sets new rules for rationing medical equipment if hospitals run out
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — What happens if there isn’t enough medical equipment available to treat every person who gets sick with COVID-19? Who gets an ICU bed? Who gets a ventilator?The California Department of Public Health has a new plan for that worst-case scenario.This week, the CDPH released new pandemic crisis care guidelines, after more than 60 community and advocacy organizations representing millions of Californians objected to the first set of guidelines the department released in April.Few issues are more politically explosive than the idea of the medical system having to ration health ...
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