Edsel Maurice Salvaña, M.D., DTM&H, FPCP, FIDSA

Edsel Maurice T. Salvana, MD, DTM&H, FPCP, FIDSA is an award-winning infectious diseases specialist and molecular biologist at the University of the Philippines and the Philippine General Hospital. He has written and spoken extensively about HIV in the Philippines, the Dengvaxia controversy, and the COVID-19 outbreak. As a Senior TED Fellow, he is constantly seeking ways to communicate complicated scientific concepts to a lay audience, and strongly believes that this is the best way to combat pseudoscience and fake news.
 
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An informed opinion from an infectious diseases doctor and molecular biologist on what’s going on.
 
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Better medicine and testing are also coming to the country.
 
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The Philippines isn't on the same level as other countries.
 
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Most COVID-19 treatments are in the experimental stage.
 
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Why are we not testing more people? The answer is 'it’s complicated.'
 
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A closer look at the two new COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.
 
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Is the Philippines just bad at tracking down cases? Or is it doing something right?
 
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An infectious diseases expert answers the most commonly asked travel-related COVID-19 question.
 
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COVID-19 isn't a pandemic yet, but some countries are taking precautionary steps in case it becomes one.
 
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Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Edsel Salvaña is stopping you from falling into a more contagious trap: fake news.
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