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Decreased COVID-19 Mortality—A Cause for Optimism

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Corresponding Author: Leon Boudourakis, MD, MHS, NYC Health + Hospital/Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave, #3211, Brooklyn, NY 11207 (leon.boudourakis@nychhc.org).

Published Online: December 22, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.8438

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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