HKU on Coronavirus (Jul 31-Aug 9)


HKU in the news (Jul 31-Aug 9)

Aug 9 HKUMed School of Public Health Professor Keiji Fukuda thinks hidden infections in the community, quarantine-exempt people who brought in new cases, and looser social distancing rules that allowed people to come into greater contact, all contributed to the city's recent spike (Professor Keiji Fukuda) (link)

Aug 9 HKUMed study reveals the possibility that it can affect the human nervous system and brain , including brain inflammation and encephalomyelitis (Professor Jiandong Huang) (link)

Aug 8 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen kwok-yung thinks Hong Kong has to wait for 9-12 months for the vaccine (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Aug 7 HKUMed has made two COVID-19 vaccines that have already entered the large scale of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) production for upcoming human trials (link)

Aug 6 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung suggests to arrange virus test for 6,000 domestic helpers living in boarding houses (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Aug 6 HKU virologist thinks genetic sequencing of the virus from Hong Kong's third wave of the epidemic since July has revealed that it came from imported sources, including Philippine sailors and flight crews from Kazakhstan (Professor Jin Dongyan) (link)

Aug 5 HKU-Shenzhen Hospital Chief Executive thinks City-wide tests for the coronavirus is the best and ultimate way to curb Hong Kong's outbreak of COVID-19, but the city's limited ability to conduct extensive testing and people ignoring virus prevention measures are holding back this option (Professor Lo Chung-mau) (link)

Aug 2 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen kwok-yung thinks for compulsory testing, HK government should consider cost effectiveness and feasibility (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jul 31 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen kwok-yung proposes the isolation facilities at Asia Expo can be built at HK Stadium and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jul 31 HKU School of Public Health reports 7 ingredients in cleaning agents can effectively kill coronavirus (link