HKU on Coronavirus (Dec 16-Jan 7)


HKU in the news (Dec 16-Jan 7)

Jan 7 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung is doubtful that Hong Kong can achieve long term “zero Covid infections”, stressing the key is to speed up contact tracing of infections to prevent outbreaks (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Jan 7 HKU virologist thinks more indoor activities and gathering in winter may be the cause of increasing cases (Professor Jin Dongyan) (link)

Jan 5 HKU microbiologist hit out at a health expert who claims coronavirus vaccines do not offer any protection and could cause liver failure (Professor Siddharth Sridhar) (link)

Jan 1 HKUMed Director of AIDS Institute Professor reveals that his team found some local COVID-19 patients suffered from rare acute immune deficiency syndrome as patients who have had AIDS for years (Professor Chen Zhiwei) (link)

Dec 27 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen kwok-yung inspects the hospital with cluster of infected medical staff and believes the situation can be handled (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link)

Dec 22 HKU Dean of Medicine says new variant of COVID-19 could be 75% more transmissible than earlier strains (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Dec 22 HKU receives 1 billion HKD private investment to set up a 170,000 square-feet vaccine manufacturing factory at Yuen Long to produce vaccines for flu and Covid-19 (link)

Dec 20 HKU Chief of Infectious disease thinks the duration of the vaccine is less than 6 months and predicts HK citizens have to receive vaccine on a yearly basis (Professor Ivan Hung) (link