Prof. Michael Tee

University of the Philippines Manila, Philippine

Invited Speech: Health Insights during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Biography:

Professor, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippine
Vice chairman of the South East Asian One Health University Network

Dr. Michael L. Tee is a Professor and University Scientist at the University of the Philippines Manila. He is currently the chairman of the Philippine One Health University Network and Vice Chairman of the Southeast Asia One Health University Network. He is a specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology. His research interests originally focused on autoimmune diseases such as lupus, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. However, as COVID19 developed into a pandemic, Dr. Tee initiated several studies that aimed to guide policy directions in government response. He is a fellow of the OCTA Research Group, a well-recognized independent science advice provider for COVID-19 in the Philippines.

Abstract:

As vaccination continues to successfully bring down mortality associated with COVID-19, we begin to confront the impact of this infection on individuals who survived. In this talk, we will discuss the enduring effects of COVID19 on hospitalized patients, and on patients who were either asymptomatic or had only mild symptoms during the period of infection. We will also discuss the psychological and mental health issues that stem from national public health policies issued to control the spread of the virus. Finally, we will present data on factors that influence vaccine hesitancy, and attempt to present an analysis on how it can be overcome.

Abstract

Prof. Michael Tee

As vaccination continues to successfully bring down mortality associated with COVID-19, we begin to confront the impact of this infection on individuals who survived. In this talk, we will discuss the enduring effects of COVID19 on hospitalized patients, and on patients who were either asymptomatic or had only mild symptoms during the period of infection. We will also discuss the psychological and mental health issues that stem from national public health policies issued to control the spread of the virus. Finally, we will present data on factors that influence vaccine hesitancy, and attempt to present an analysis on how it can be overcome.