The case of a newborn with blue lips—a manifestation of severe respiratory distress, made even more risky in the time of COVID-19—is the hot topic in the upcoming installment of the UP webinar series, “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, to be held on Aug. 29, 2020, at 12:00 nn.

Reports on mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have led the public to ask whether these changes make the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease more infectious, lethal, or on the other hand, benign and less transmissible. Philippine Genome Center Executive Director. Cynthia Saloma goes in depth on the issue in the 13th installment of the UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates”.

Cebu, the Queen City of the South, has been cited by UP researchers as the “second major battleground” in the country’s fight against COVID-19. The ninth webinar in UP’s “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates” series on June 19 aims to provide valuable lessons on the clinical management of COVID-19 in Cebu and other LGUs, with Dr. Mitzi Marie Chua, ICC Chair of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City, as speaker.