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Since the COVID-19 outbreak swept over the country, the health care workers of the UP Philippine General Hospital, one of the country’s COVID-19 referral centers, have been dealing with an unprecedented crisis and working round-the-clock to treat patients with COVID-19. The UP-PGH’s COVID Crisis Team now shares the five lessons they have learned over the past six months of battling against the viral pandemic.

The UP webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, the first online medical grand rounds held in the country, will take on the case of a COVID-negative mother giving birth to a COVID-positive baby this Friday, August 7, at 12:00NN.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat not just to people’s physical health, but perhaps more insidiously, to their mental, emotional and psychological health as well. What the impacts of the pandemic are on our psychosocial well-being and how we can help one another cope will be the subject of the 14th installment in the UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates”, which is scheduled on July 24, Friday, at 12 n.n.

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Anesthesiologists are among the medical workers who serve at the frontlines in the battle against the viral pandemic. As such, they face health risks due to their exposure and close proximity to COVID-19-positive patients in enclosed spaces. How then can these medical frontliners keep themselves safe while taking care of their patients? Find out in the upcoming webinar in the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” series on July 10, 12nn.

“We need to be self-reliant in testing, prevention, and treatment,” said UP Manila College of Medicine Dean Charlotte Chiong in “COVID-19 and the Heart” streamed live on June 12, the 122ndanniversary of Philippine Independence. The event was the eighth episode of UP’s STOP COVID DEATHS webinar series, where she was the guest speaker.

UP-PGH nurse Angelique Rosete likened her COVID-19 experience to the viral meme, “batas ng classroom” (law of the classroom). She was one of three nurses who shared their COVID-19 stories in “Who Takes Care of the Caregivers?” that was streamed live on June 11 on UPOU Networks. It was organized by the UPOU Master of Arts in Nursing program.

Of the 12 scientists and researchers who were given the 2020 Outstanding Young Scientist Awards (OYS) by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), seven are from the University of the Philippines.

No task is too big nor too small in UP’s fight against COVID-19. This is the rallying spirit behind the various UP Bayanihan efforts that range from science and technology to humanitarian efforts, leading the way in social responsibility for its students and staff.