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Abortion provision thrown into doubt by coronavirus pandemic

Abortion provision thrown into doubt by coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, women’s access to abortion is one of many healthcare provisions thrown into jeopardy. The UK government caused confusion this week when it first announced that women would temporarily be allowed to access early medical abortion at home, rather than attending a clinic — and then, hours later, reversed…MORE

Hospitals consider changes to do-not-resuscitate situations amid coronavirus pandemic

Hospitals consider changes to do-not-resuscitate situations amid coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the United States, some hospitals are considering whether to make changes to policies and practices when it comes to do-not-resuscitate situations. Such conversations come as hospitals brace for a surge of patients, despite dwindling supplies of personal protective equipment for doctors and ventilators for seriously ill patients. A…MORE

New York will allow two patients to share a single ventilator

New York will allow two patients to share a single ventilator

New York state has approved technology that allows two patients to share a single ventilator, in an effort to address a desperate need as the number of coronavirus patients in the state rocketed past 37,000. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday referred to the method as “splitting” and said it involves adding a second set of…MORE

Coronavirus news at a glance

Coronavirus news at a glance

Nearly a third of the world’s population is living under coronavirus-related movement restrictions with more than 500,000 people infected and more than 22,000 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). More than 120,000 people have recovered. Here’s all the latest news: US shatters record for jobless claims: A record number of Americans…MORE