UP webinar to explain “long COVID” reinfection

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

COVID-19 cases have been gradually dipping day by day; however, we are still seeing scenarios of reinfection, especially with our front liners who are repeatedly exposed to the virus. Moreover, “long COVID” or post-COVID conditions, described as recurring, returning, or even new symptoms even after recovery are also being observed.

These raise a lot of questions that the Stop COVID Deaths webinar aims to answer. How often can reinfection occur? Is a reinfection less severe than the previous infection?  Which of the different variants cause greater risk for reinfection? What are the symptoms of “Long COVID”?  How long can “Long COVID” last? Can “Long COVID” be fatal?

The University of the Philippines, in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (PGH), would like to invite you to join the fight against COVID-19.

In this special episode titled, “COVID-19 Na Naman?! Repeat COVID-19 and Long-term Effects,” experts as well as medical front liners who have had multiple reinfections will share their knowledge and first-hand experience as patients.

The panel includes Dr. Regina P. Berba, Head of the PGH Infection Control Unit; Dr. Camilo C. Roa, Jr., Professor of Medicine, also at UP PGH; and UP Diliman Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo.

PGH Director, Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, who has also survived repeat infections, will open the webinar on behalf of frontliners. Meanwhile, the synthesis and closing remarks will be delivered by Dr. Stella Marie L. Jose, Deputy Director for Hospital Operations at PGH.

Join the UP this Friday, March 4, 2022, from 12 to 2pm in this online discussion. Register here and catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter Account and TVUP’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The Stop COVID Deaths Webinar Series is the Philippines’ first and only frontline-focused medical webinar series. It pioneered the discussion, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge on COVID-19 treatment and management. Follow our accounts to stay connected with your credible online community. Together, let’s stop COVID deaths!