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Parents are using Apple’s FaceTime to bond with newborns as hospitals tighten visitation rules

The Next Web Tuesday, 7 April 2020
FaceTime isn’t generally considered a specialized medical tool, yet that’s just what it’s become to some hospitals. As medical facilities test their breaking points under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic — many offering little more than a bed in a hallway to house the influx of new COVID-19 patients — most find themselves hardening visitation protocols, or suspending them altogether, in an effort to protect their most vulnerable patients. For the sick and the elderly, FaceTime is a lifeline to the outside world. For new mothers and fathers, it’s a chance to bond with hours or days-old babies from…

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