HKU on Coronavirus


HKU on Coronavirus

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Professor Yuen Kwok-yung's Advice about the New Coronavirus (link)

HKU in the news (February)

Feb 12 HKU Dean of Medicine warns the coronavirus could infect 60% of global population if unchecked (link)

Feb 12 HKU microbiologist says Hong Mei House Tsing Yi virus case ’not a new Amoy Gardens (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung , Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Feb 11 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung says COVID-19 cases at Tsing Yi building traced to faulty sewage pipe (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung , Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Feb 10 HKU medical students make alcohol handrub for elderly people (link)

Feb 8 HKU microbiologist says the more drastic quarantine measures should be taken by the government; (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Feb 7 HKUMed School of Public Health Director Professor Keiji Fukuda says the coronavirus may not necessarily disappear in summer (Professor Keiji Fukuda) (link)

Feb 6 HKU microbiologist expresses comments the three-day delay in implementing the lockdown of the border may pose risks in the community (Professor Ho Pak-leung)  (link)

Feb 5 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung claims community outbreak has already occurred (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Feb 5 HKU Dean of Medicine questions government response to health crisis and urges the government to look into laws and new technology for stronger measure (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Feb 4 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung says the virus is being spread locally by “invisible patients” (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)


Feb 3 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung says the century-old Heritage Lodge, part of the Jao Tsung-I Academy, is an "absolutely acceptable" site for a quarantine center (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Feb 3 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung thinks the discovery of the virus in feces is a red flag, implying the virus infect the respiratory tract as well as the intestines (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Feb 2 HKU model estimates that up to 75,800 individuals may have been infected with  coronavirus in Wuhan as of Jan 25 (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)


HKU in the news (January)

Jan 30 HKU microbiologist says the next 14 days will be crucial for Hong Kong to determine whether the measures are effective in containing the virus spread (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jan 29 HKU develops vaccine against the virus but needs time to test it and at least another year to conduct clinical trials on humans (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jan 29 HKU microbiologist comments all visitors from mainland should be barred (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Jan 28 HKU model forecasting the potential spread of the 2019-nCov outbreak (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Jan 27 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung worries over third-wave spread of Wuhan pneumonia (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jan 24 HKU microbiologist says China coronavirus outbreak could be 10 times worse than SARS (Professor Guan Yi, Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Jan 21 HKUMed WHO jointly releases real-time nowcast on the likely extent of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, domestic and international spread (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Jan 21 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung warns of hospital, family infections and comments Wuhan experts are cooperative, open and transparent (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jan 19 HKU Associate Professor Ho Pak-leung believes coronavirus might be able to spread between humans (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Jan 17 HKU develops rapid test for Wuhan coronavirus, reducing detection time from 6-8 hours to 2-3 hours (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jan 12 HKU coronavirus expert Professor Yuen Kwok-yung  says genetic sequencing of the new virus has revealed that it is about 80% similar to the one that causes SARS (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jan 8 HKU Professor Yuen Kwok-yung  believes it was likely the new virus came from bats (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jan 4 HKU Professor Yuen Kwok-yung thinks the viral infection in Wuhan appears similar to the 1997 outbreak of bird flu and the SARS epidemic in China (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung , Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Jan 3 HKU Associate Professor Ho Pak-leung calls for officials to adopt “the most stringent” precautionary measures, suspecting human-to-human transmission (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung ) (link)