HKU on Coronavirus (Feb 25-Mar 25)


HKU in the news (Feb 25-Mar 25)

Mar 25 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung says there is a need to improve the vaccination rate in elderly homes before the sixth wave (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link)

Mar 23 HKUMed study finds three jabs of Sinovac can offer 98% of immunity against severe or fatal cases in patients aged 60 or above (link)

Mar 22 HKUMed says Hong Kong is facing a crossroad over whether to keep its dynamic clearance strategy against Covid-19, or move on to start treating it as an endemic disease that will keep circulating in the community for the long term (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Mar 21 HKUMed suggests Daily caseload to drop to three digits by end of April as over 4.4m people infected and needs for mass testing depending on the policy chosen (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Mar 20 HKUMed medical and nursing students work at Kai Tak Holding Centre to take care of elders with COVID-19 (link)

Mar 15 HKUMed School of Chinese Medicine designs six herbal soups for COVID-19 treatment and health preservation (link)

Mar 12 HKUMed study shows pet Syrian hamsters can pass COVID-19 to humans (Professor Leo Poon) (link)

Mar 12 HKUMed study finds COVID-19 Omicron variant can stay on smooth surfaces up to seven days (Professor Leo Poon) (link)

Mar 9 HKUMed modelling projects COVID-19 fifth wave outbreak peaked on March 4, tally of infections at 4.3 million by May 1 (Dr Michael Chan Chi-wai) (link)

Mar 7 HKU joint study suggests frequent population screening can contain COVID-19 (

Professor Max Shen Zuojun) (link)

Mar 3 HKU-CUHK joint study finds smoking increases the risk of COVID-19 (link)

Feb 28 HKUMed research finds that there is no evidence for any elevated risk before and after vaccination for patients with chronic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and those with a history of COVID-19 infection (Professor Ian Wong Chi Kei) (link)