Osteoporosis Management Strategies in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Authors: Vishnu Sundaresh,MD, MS
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has led to active infections and relatively high morbidity and mortality across the world, including the United States.1 The pandemic has challenged the US healthcare system, and rapid treatment adaptations have had to be made to stabilize public health and provide effective medical care.
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