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Telemedicine During Covid-19

Telemedicine has been steadily on the rise for years, with companies around the world helping patients. It has not become a mainstream form of patient interaction because it defies the time-honoured custom of the physical visit. It also needs to overcome regulatory and commercial hurdles and requires a digital infrastructure that ensures secure connections between patients and physicians. A person with possible covid-19 symptoms usually presents with a dry cough and fever (other symptoms can be fatigue, difficulty in breathing, and loss of smell and taste). They can have a rapid “video visit” with a doctor or a nurse and avoid going to a clinic teeming with other people who are possibly infected. Is Telemedicine Essential during Covid-19 ?

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