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Quarantined Doctors Turn to Video So They Can See Patients

  • ‘Telemedicine’ apps are seeing a jump in clinicians signing up
  • Covid-19 exposure requires at least two weeks of isolation
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Marie-Pascale Schuller started feeling sick last week. The 57-year-old doctor specializes in respiratory illnesses, and she had a strong suspicion as to what her fever, cough and aches meant.

She wanted to keep seeing patients without the risk of exposing them to Covid-19, so she turned to Qare, a telemedicine app backed by French insurer Axa SA that she’d started using part-time a year ago which allows her to meet with patients via video. The French government is now reimbursing people who use Qare -- usually a private service -- to cope with a surge in demand for doctor appointments.