COVID-19 Frontline Ep.13: Using HIV medication on COVID-19 patients

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Chinese frontline doctor Fan Junping, pulmonologist at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, shared his experience using HIV medication lopinavir-ritonavir to treat COVID-19 patients with Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, assistant professor and clinician-scientist at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.

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