COVID-19 and eHealth: A Promise or Peril Paradox?






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Author Biography

Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Professor and Head of Department of TeleHealth


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How to Cite
Scott, R., & Mars, M. (2021). COVID-19 and eHealth: A Promise or Peril Paradox?. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 9, e1 (1-2).

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