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Childbirth During a Pandemic: New York State Launches a Plan

Childbirth During a Pandemic: New York State Launches a Plan

Even in a pandemic, the natural cycles of life and death continue, and nobody knows this better now than the obstetricians and midwives working in New York City. Weddings can be postponed, birthday parties and Botox rescheduled. A baby’s arrival cannot.  City hospitals not only juggle thousands of coronavirus-positive patients every day, but also the […]

Updates: Coronavirus Digest

Updates:  Coronavirus Digest

Thursday, April 30 Cuomo Suspending Overnight Subway Service Following multiple reports of homeless people camping out in subways cars and because of COVID-19,  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made an unprecedented announcement on Thursday. For the first time in its 115-year history, the New York City subway system will not offer 24/7 service. Beginning Sunday, […]

Nurses Union Sues Two Hospitals and New York Health Department

Nurses Union Sues Two Hospitals and New York Health Department

The New York State Nurses Association, the state’s nurses’ union, sued the New York State’s Department of Health and two medical centers Monday over working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The union filed three lawsuits—against New York’s Department of Health, Montefiore Medical Center, and Westchester Medical Center.  A press release issued by the union states […]