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Prescriptions per telephone and telemedicine consultations for initial diagnoses have been skyrocketing in recent weeks. Fear of infection with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at medical practices is deterring more and more people from visiting a doctor in person. But even doctors themselves are restricting personal contact with their patients to a bare minimum. Now radiologists can examine their patients remotely thanks to ESA-supported robotics technology. (ESA = European Space Agency, ed.)

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