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That's it for today's #StopCOVIDDeaths episode! Next week, May 13, 12pm, join us for another discussion, this time regarding boosters and latest rollout updates. Don't miss it by registering at… Stay safe and enjoy your weekend!
Dr. Felizarta, infectious disease expert, urges everyone to get vaccinated and boosted. We also encourage everyone to rewatch his detailed discussion by accessing the episode via the TVUP YouTube account. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDTreatment
Let's replay our experts' parting messages for today's webinar: Up first, we have pulmonologist, Dr. Villalobos. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDTreatment
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Padilla: Hopefully, very soon, this becomes seasonal About 90% of us have some form of immunity either through vaccination, infection, or reinfection. Talagang kailangang tayong magpabakuna o kaya magpaboost na. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Padilla: After two years, we all know that we know better. We know that variants will emerge, but since we know better, we know that the evolution of the mutation is step-wise. It is now more predictable and this means that we can now have more effective vaccines.
Dr. Padilla urges everyone to watch the replay because our speakers have presented detailed and up-to-date knowledge regarding COVID-19 treatment. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
To officially close the event, we have Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla, UP Manila Chancellor. She will provide the synthesis and closing remarks. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
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Question: How much is paxlovid/mulnopiravir? For one day (taken 2x a day), around P3000-3500 per day. You have to take that for five days, so around P15,000 for the whole course. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Question: Can we use some other steroids such as hydrocortisone? Answer: Yes. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Villalobos: Fortunately now, it's still the corticosteriods for critical COVID, but for the others, we're still in the gray area. He pushes for more studies for other [in-patient] treatments. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Mercado: When we're looking at treatment, also, the efficiency of testing comes in play. There's still a lot of room for improving the therapeutics of COVID-19. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta: Without vaccination, it would have been worse. We're talking about 60-80% of the whole world being infected. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta: Paxlovid is pretty (90% decrease in hospitalization) sufficient. The only thing with it is it's still EUA--if it's fully approved, that would be better. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Question: Do you think these medicines are sufficient? #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
For our panel discussion, viewers may type in their question in the respective chat boxes. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Villalobos: The benefit of remdesivir is in that of oxygen-requiring patients. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Here's a clinical time course for COVID-19 which has guided PGH in their in-patient care: #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
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Dr. Villalobos shares that what they did in PGH as outpatient strategy is to identify, test, and treat. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Villalobos: We should always take into consideration that these are some of the risk factors associated with severe disease. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
The PH situation as of this week: Dr. Villalobos hopes we get to keep this flat line of cases. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Our next speaker is Dr. Ralph Elvi Villalobos, a consultant with the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at UP-PGH. He will discuss how we managed COVID-19 locally. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
These inhaled medications aren't recommended by NIH: #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta on Ivermectin: The largest trial just came up and the result--10% efficacy, so it's not statistically significant. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Check out this table of some famous oral medications and their efficacy: #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta: Paxlovid is a very efficacious drug but you have to be careful because you have to use ritonavir which has multiple drug interactions. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta: The drug of choice for NIH is paxlovid and remdesivir. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta: The problem with immunomodulators and anticoagulation therapy is that their efficacy is not impressive. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Take a look at the updated Inpatient Treatment Options from the NIH Guidelines: #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta: Ivermectin is not recommended except in the context of clinical trials (there are two on-going clinical trials for this). #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
On monoclonal antibodies treatments: They're efficient but they're variant-specific. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta on treatment: If you have non-severe COVID, the preferred drug is Paxlovid. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta: We are not immunologically naive anymore against COVID. At least half will have hybrid immunity. This combination of factors will prevent another major wave of deaths, that's why I'm not too concerned. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Felizarta shares some good news: [Before] The evolution of the mutations is radial, random; now, it's step-wise--it means it's becoming more predictable. If it's predictable, we can make more effective vaccines. We want it predictable. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Dr. Felizarta recaps the epidemic curves and overall activity in the US. "In terms of cases, the worst is Omicron; in terms of deaths, Alpha was the worst," he explains. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Up first, we have Dr. Franco Felizarta, a US-based infectious disease and internal medicine specialist, and a member of the UP Medical Alumni Association in America (UPMASA), who will discuss certain drugs of choice for home-based care. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Participate in our fun quizzes! Just go to and type in the code #549 667 #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Pinky, a security guard, recalls having heard of a drug as treatment against COVID, but upon checking, seemed to be quite expensive. "Kung may pera lang, kayang bilhin, kaya," she says. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Most of the interviewees believe that no drug or treatment is readily available yet in the country. If they are indeed available, they're not aware of it. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
In TVUP's person on the street video, they ask, "Sa palagay po ba ninyo, may epektibong gamot na bang panlaban sa COVID-19?" #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
Today's hosts are Dr. Raymond Francis Sarmiento, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and Dr. Susan Pineda Mercado, Adjunct Faculty at UP Manila-NTC. #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
However, not all countries have access to these drugs. Join us as we learn about the latest anti-viral drugs and how treatment plays a critical role in controlling the pandemic. (2/2) #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently made a strong recommendation for using nirmatrelvir and ritonavir—sold under the name Paxlovid—to treat mild and moderate COVID-19 patients at the highest risk of hospital admission. (1/2) #StopCOVIDDeaths #COVID19 #COVIDtreatment
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