COVID-19

COVID-19

HKU School of Public Health has developed a dedicated webpage on COVID-19 at 

https://covid19.sph.hku.hk.

A special video series called Voices from the COVID-19 Frontlines has been launched in April 2020, which features stories of our internationally renowned inhouse experts and scientists housed in HKU School of Public Health.

Press Release: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control updates on the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) and vaccine procurement
Press release: HKUMed researchers discovered that ORF8 and ORF3b are major targets of SARS-CoV-2 humoral immune response and can be used for more specific testing of COVID-19 infection
Press release: HKUMed research suggested that the serial interval of SARS-CoV-2 can be shortened substantially over time by non-pharmaceutical interventions
Press Release: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control Releases Superspreading and Latest Epidemiologic Update of COVID-19
Press Release: HKUMed researchers studied the modes of transmission of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and discovered a mechanism that may explain the temporary loss of sense of smell by using a golden hamster animal model
Press Release: HKUMed researchers discovered novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can infect more efficiently than SARS-CoV in human airways and eyes, implicating that eyes may be an important route of SARS-CoV-2 human infection
HKUMed research examines how Hong Kong managed first wave of COVID-19 without resorting to complete lockdown
Podcast: The race for a Coronavirus vaccine with Prof Malik Peiris and Prof Leo Poon
Event: Preventing COVID-19 transmission in Hong Kong – An Open Dialogue with Prof Ben Cowling
Event: Joint SPH-JMSC workshop for journalists on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases
Press Release: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases real-time situation report by the instantaneous effective reproductive number (Rt) of COVID-19
Press Release: Public health laboratories in more than 40 countries and territories received HKUMed tests for COVID-19 detection
Event: Understanding the COVID-19 outbreak - An Open Dialogue with Prof Keiji Fukuda
Press Release: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases case fatality risk of COVID-19
Are Hot Pots a High Risk Activity? Debunking the Aerosol Transmission Myth
Epidemiological research priorities for public health control of COVID-19 outbreak
Press Release: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases real-time nowcast on the likely extent of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, and forecasts domestic and international spread – UPDATE
HKU Prof Malik Peiris proposed as advisor to International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for Pneumonia due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV
Press Release: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases real-time nowcast on the likely extent of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, domestic and international spread with the forecast for chunyun
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