UP webinar to look at Delta surge around the globe

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

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

This Friday, September 3, at 12:00 noon, join us for the fourth International Virtual Conference of the Stop COVID Deaths Webinar Series. As cases of COVID-19 surge in the Philippines, we pause to take a look at what is happening around the world.

With the Delta Variant now becoming the most dominant variant of concern, we ask these questions: Are cases increasing in other places as well? What measures are being put in place to curb what is now the “dominant variant” in many countries? What interventions show promise in controlling the Delta variant?

Speakers around the globe will tackle these issues: the current surge caused by Delta; how young and fully-vaccinated people are affected; the mental health impact of lockdowns; and updates on testing and vaccination.

The panel includes: Dr. Franco Felizarta (Philippines), an infectious disease expert); Dr. Atsumo Tsutsumi (Japan), Professor at Kanazawa University; Mr. Roy Wadia (Thailand), Communications Advisor to the United Nations; Dr. Chun-Yu Lin (Taiwan), Consultant for COVID-19 Pandemic); and, Dr. John Wong (Philippines), Senior Technical Advisor from EpiMetrics, Inc.

Register here and don’t miss this timely talk as we seek to understand what is happening in different parts of the world, and hopefully, we help each other navigate this pandemic together.