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New York State, which has long resisted legalizing surrogacy, reverses the ban

New York State overturns its long-standing ban on paid surrogacy, “a bright spot for families in New York during these difficult times,” says the bill’s co-sponsor. The legislation was approved on Thursday and was one of many non-fiscal measures included in the state budget adopted amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit New York harder than any state in the …

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Trump bans exports of protective gear after slamming 3M

President Donald Trump on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act to ban “unscrupulous players and profits” from exporting critical medical equipment used to protect corona virus carriers. The president unveiled the new order amid a dispute with US manufacturing giant 3M, which had warned the Trump administration that stopping its exports of respiratory masks could make them even less accessible …

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White House advisers say another coronavirus epidemic like NYC could change US mortality

White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, answers a question during the daily briefing on the new coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Another major coronavirus outbreak that New York City supports could “dramatically change” the death rate for COVID-19 in the United States, …

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New Jersey probably 1 week after New York on coronavirus stress

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is touring an emergency field hospital being prepared at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, N.J. | Michael Mancuso-Pool / Getty Images It’s been a month since New Jersey recorded its first case of coronavirus. Since then, nearly 650 people have died and about 30,000 have tested positive for the virus – a total that …

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Fantastic growth of coronavirus cases in California

When March began, Santa Clara County was the episode of the California coronavirus crisis. But throughout the month, as the virus spread across Golden State and the tragic bottleneck to test for the deadly COVID-19 virus relieved, a new picture emerged: Southern California caught up in the Bay Area in a race no one wants to win. The interactive animated …

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The Pentagon adjusts the screening process for hospital ship care

A view of USNS Comfort on Pier 90 on April 1, 2020 in New York City. Comfort, a marine hospital ship, is equipped to accommodate patients within 24 hours but will not treat patients with COVID-19. The ship’s 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms help ease the pressure in New York hospitals, many of which are now overwhelmed with COVID-19 …

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Tennessee state parks closed during coronavirus outbreaks

Share this story! Let friends in your social network know what you’re reading about Tennessee closes all its state parks as the coronavirus outbreak continues The move is a complete closure of facilities and access to all Tennessee State Parks and Specified State Natural Area. Send to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! …

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