HKU on Coronavirus (Aug 31-Sep 27)


HKU in the news (Aug 31-Sep 27)

Sep 24 HKUMed urges HK residents get shots before winter to avoid severe illness in the wake of a new study showing low temperatures exacerbate the severity of Covid-19 (Professor Jasper Chan Fuk-woo, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link)

Sep 19 HKU plans to recruit children aged 12 or below to receive Sinovac in a COVID-19 research (Professor Lau Yu-lung) (link)

Sep 17 HKU Experts say protection from one vaccine shot should be sufficient for youngsters in Hong Kong, where risk of Covid-19 infection is low (Professor Lau Yu-lung) (link)

Sep 14 HKU receives about HK$167 million, with the largest amount of HK$44.99 million being allocated to a project led by HKUMed School of Public Health Professor Benjamin Cowling for a comprehensive assessment of longitudinal vaccine-induced immune responses, safety and potential effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine (Professor Benjamin Cowling) (link)

Sep 7 HKUMed microbiologist warns the concept of herd immunity is no longer valid for Covid-19 as R0 has increased from 2.5 to 7 for Delta variant (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link)