HKU on Coronavirus (Feb 20-26)


HKU in the news (Feb 20-Feb 26)

Feb 26 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung thinks the decision to ban travelers from South Korea is decisive and correct (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Feb 26 HKUMed School of Public Health Director Professor Keiji Fukuda believes that it is possible that COVID-19 becomes a pandemic (Professor Keiji Fukuda) (link)

Feb 25 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung thinks cruise passengers could leave the quarantine camp earlier if antibodies are found on them (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Feb 25 HKU launches three online support initiatives for secondary school and HKDSE students amid coronavirus outbreak (link)

Feb 25 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung writes to Hospital Authority urging to amend the law to classify COVID-19 as an occupational disease (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Feb 22 HKUMed releases pseudo-colour scanning electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 grown in culture from a patient isolate (link)

Feb 22 HKU PhD in Chemistry “K Kwong” initiates the HK Mask project, a reusable face mask initiative, with local social enterprise (Dr Kenneth Kwong) (link)

Feb 22 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung advises public to avoid meal gathering amid 22 out of 69 local cases are meal related (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Feb 21 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung disputes virus ‘under control’ claims by Chief Secretary in Hong Kong (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Feb 21 HKU virologist suggests pangolins should be considered possible intermediate hosts for the Covid-19 between bats and human (Professor Guan Yi) (link) (link)

Feb 20 HKU Jockey Club “Peace and Awareness” Mindfulness Culture in School Initiative designed a manual to practice mindfulness at the time of the coronavirus epidemic  (link)

Feb 20 HKU Professor and public health scientists jointly publish a statement in Lancet to condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin (Professor Poon Lit-man) (link)

Feb 20 HKU State Key Laboratories work with Guangzhou enterprise to develop and produce rapid test for coronavirus (link)