HKU on Coronavirus (Apr 23-Apr 29)


HKU in the news (Apr 23-Apr 29)

Apr 29 HKU-led study accurately tracks COVID-19 spread with big data. The method uses population flow data, and establishing a new risk assessment model to identify high-risk locales of COVID-19 at an early stage, which serves as a valuable toolkit to public health experts and policy makers in implementing infectious disease control during new outbreaks (link)

Apr 29 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung suggests HK people still have to wear masks for a long period of time (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Apr 29 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung says it will be safe to resume classes after May 17 if there are no new local case for 28 days and it’s time to revise the social distancing measure of 4 people (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Apr 27 HKU was given funding of HK$76.6 millions to conduct COVID-19 related research on microbiology, clinical treatment, public health and pandemic modeling (link)

Apr 27 HKUMed School of Public Health Director Professor Keiji Fukuda thinks COVID-19 is getting under control in Hong Kong with the experience from SARS in 2003  (Professor Keiji Fukuda) (link)

Apr 26 HKU mental health expert warns of Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on mental health, with Hong Kong’s jobless, poor and elderly most at risk (Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai) (link)

Apr 23 HKUMed study shows that China might have had 232,000 confirmed cases – rather than the official total of about 55,000 – by February 20 if a revised definition adopted earlier in the month had been applied throughout (link)

Apr 23 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung believes the city could consider lifting some restrictions, after two weeks where new infections have fallen into single figures on most days (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)