HKU on Coronavirus (Jan 6-Jan 26)


HKU in the news (Jan 6-Jan 26)

Jan 25 HKUMed study suggests Single BioNTech jab significantly reduces myocarditis risk for teens (Dr Patrick Ip, Dr Mike Kwan) (link)

Jan 24 HKUMed research finds Omicron symptoms like catching a cold (Dr Leung Chi-chiu) (link)

Jan 23 HKU microbiology study reveals Omicron variant less effective in replicating cells, with hopes that the virus would evolve to “become a mild common cold” (Professor Yuen kwok-yung) (link)

Jan 22 HKU and CUHK study finds mRNA vaccine booster help to fight against Omicron variant (link)

Jan 19 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung explains grounds behind hamster cull to prevent “another disaster” caused by Delta’s spread (Professor Yuen kwok-yung) (link)

Jan 19 HKUMed  scientists discover orally administrated bismuth drug together with N-acetyl cysteine as a potential cocktail therapy against COVID-19 (Professor Sun Hong-zhe, Dr Yuan Shuo-feng) (link)

Jan 15 HKU Dean of Medicine suggests deadline should be set for unvaccinated seniors at elderly home if there is no objection from family members (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Jan 10 HKU Dean of Medicine calls for tightening social distancing measures, including starting Lunar New Year holiday earlier for schools (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)