Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic in India: Why Addressing Chronic Diseases Today is even more Critical
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented public health and developmental challenge never before experienced in our life-time. The clinical presentation ranges from asymptomatic infection to severe disease affecting various organs including pneumonia and death.
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