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Vol. 150 No. 0910 (2020)

Understanding COVID-19 new diagnostic guidelines – a message of reassurance from an internal medicine doctor in Shanghai

  • Evelyne Bischof
  • Guoting Chen
  • Maria Teresa Ferretti
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Swiss Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20216


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