How successful have Philippine cities been in terms of winning the fight against COVID-19? The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response team has launched the “CITY vs COVID” feature in the dashboard to provide information on how cities are recovering from COVID-19 based on available data.

The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team launches new features in, a web portal created to provide the public with vital information and tools in the fight against COVID-19. New resources to the dashboard include features that show Case Projections, the State of Transmissions in NCR based on LGU data, Municipal/City Density Map based on current active cases, and a Policy Sourcebook on COVID-19.

A UPLB scientist and member of the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team breaks down the epidemic wave of COVID-19 that swept over the country, and at what point can we say that we have reached the peak of that wave. Read more here.

As community quarantine measures are relaxed, more economic activities are being allowed at varying levels of capacity. In their Policy Note No. 7, the UP COVID-19 Response Team presents findings from their risk assessment of various job types, including proper phasing in of different jobs and manageable interventions to lessen the health risks at work.

POLICY NOTE NO. 6 / 08 May 2020 Prevailing Data Issues in the Time of COVID-19 and the Need for Open Data

In this Policy Note, the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team recognizes the crucial need for accurate and relevant data about COVID-19 and the country’s resources in order to win the battle against an invisible enemy, and how to address the gaps in data-sharing and collection as soon as possible.

In the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipino scientists and experts—such as the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team—take center stage. Get to know some of the ways they harness their knowledge and skills to help the country win the war against a deadly virus.

The novel coronavirus spreads through social interaction. The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response looks into the post-ECQ scenarios and how can we ease up restrictions on people’s mobility to minimize transmission and risks to our highly vulnerable seniors.

Addressing the Immediate Needs of All, Especially the Most Vulnerable Sectors: Analysis And Recommendations

Social, economic, and political inequalities are starkly manifested in times of disasters. The unequal distribution of power, wealth, privilege, and opportunities in societies and among individuals results in disparate vulnerabilities and resilience to humanitarian crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, it becomes even more critical to ensure the inclusion and meaningful participation of the vulnerable and excluded, and to address differentiated economic and social needs.

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In a press briefing at Malacañang Palace on 21 April 2020, the scientific findings by the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team on age-group social interactions and its implications on flattening the so-called epidemic curve was presented. For everyone’s guidance on the matter, the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team is issuing this statement.