Are the parents instead of the children the new patients in pediatrics? The shortcomings of telemedicine

Published:January 21, 2021DOI:
      In December 2019 we all heard about the atypical pneumonia cases that were occurring in China and we saw it as a distant scenario that did not correspond to our reality. Today, with more than 80 million people infected worldwide and almost 1.7 million deaths [
      ]. SARS-19 has become a daily topic in our hospitals and homes, has changed our routines, customs, social interactions and with it even the way we consult the doctor. How will this affect the population in the mid and long term? That is yet a question without answer.
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