The state of New York in the U.S. has rescinded a controversial do-not-resuscitate order, which instructed paramedics not to revive patients without a pulse, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“This guidance, proposed by physician leaders of the EMS Regional Medical Control Systems and the State Advisory Council – in accordance with American Heart Association guidance and based on standards recommended by the American College of Emergency Physicians and adopted in multiple other states – was issued April 17, 2020 at the recommendation of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and reflected ‎nationally recognized minimum standards,” the state health department’s spokeswoman,

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