Vaccination has proven to be an effective tool for controlling COVID-19. It prevents severe complications, hospitalization, and even death. While the country continues to roll out its primary and booster doses to the general population, health experts encourage parents to have their children ages 6 to 12 years old vaccinated. Recent studies have shown that […]
After two years of online learning, the University of the Philippines (UP) is gradually opening its doors for face-to-face (F2F) classes again. At the same time, the university intends to keep UP students healthy and protected against the threat of COVID-19. With that, vaccination and having medical insurance are required of UP students when they […]
A few weeks ago, the “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series discussed the possibility of war in a time of the pandemic. Today, we are already seeing this firsthand. As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia rages on, countries must prepare for whatever consequences this may lead to, such as the further spread of the COVID-19 […]
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, the hardest-hit sectors were frontliners and senior citizens. Authorities implemented extraordinary precautions for the elderly, who were twice as vulnerable to the virus. They were at the highest risk for infection, hospitalization, and death from the get-go. Making things worse is that senior citizens were not allowed to go out […]
The first two of five batches of COVID-19 test kits from the Apl.de.Ap Foundation International (ADAFI), the UP Alumni Association of San Francisco, Inc. (UPAASF), and UP alumnus and entrepreneur Yobie Benjamin have arrived at the University. The Grammy-winning artist Apl.de.Ap, founding member of the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas, and chairman of […]
Trigger warning: mentions of suicide On top of COVID-19 variants, surges, and lockdowns, a “silent pandemic” has yet to be addressed and mitigated. Depression, anxiety, and even suicide cases increased worldwide. Fear of infection, loss of jobs and income, stress due to lockdowns, worry over things beyond one’s control, and other triggers have affected children, […]
The brewing tension between Ukraine and Russia could bring the added chaos of war into the global struggle against the pandemic. How should countries prepare for such an eventuality? Find out in this week’s UP “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar on February 25, Friday, 12:00 noon.
With the “stealth” sub-variant of Omicron becoming the dominant variant in several countries, including ours, what should we know about the sub-variant? And how do we handle another surge? Find out in this week’s “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar this Friday, February 18, 12:00 noon.
The University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center and cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (PGH), invites you to join the fight against COVID-19. The Omicron variant is now the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant in the Philippines. Amid the early 2022 surge, thankfully, more COVID-19 medications have sprung up, […]
How should we protect everyone from disease outbreaks during and after a natural disaster between the pandemic and the typhoons that beset the country? Find out in this week’s UP “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar tomorrow, February 4, at noon.