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.

HKUMed researchers found local superspreading featured predominantly in overall SARS-CoV-2 transmission during the first and second wave in Hong Kong: implications for continuing social restriction

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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