COVID-19 virus case fatality rate: How to avoid errors in calculation of data during the outbreak?

COVID-19 virus case fatality rate: How to avoid errors in calculation of data during the outbreak?

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  • Ashraf T Soliman Professor of Pediatrics and Endocrinology Department of Pediatrics, Hamad Medical Center
  • Fawziya Alyafei Department of Pediatrics, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Rania Elalaily Department of Primary Health Care, AbuNakhla Hospital, Doha, Qatar

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11-05-2020

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CORRESPONDENCE - SPECIAL COVID19

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COVID-19 virus case fatality rate: How to avoid errors in calculation of data during the outbreak?. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 May 11 [cited 2024 Jun. 21];91(2):222-3. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/9530

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