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Published in Primary Care

Expert Opinion / Commentary · December 15, 2020

2020 Top Stories in Primary Care: Older Adults Bear the Brunt of COVID-19

Written by
Irene Mace Hamrick MD, FAAFP, AGSF


Additional Info

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