1. Effects of adjusting public health, travel, and social measures during the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination: a modelling study
    The Lancet Public Health
    Leung S.M.K., Wu J.T.K. and Leung G.M.

  2. The joint association of physical activity and fine particulate matter exposure with incident dementia in elderly Hong Kong residents 
    Environment International
    Ran J., Zhang Y., Han L., Sun S., Zhao S., Shen C., Zhang X., Chan K.P., Lee R.S., Qiu Y. and Tian L.

  3. Mendelian Randomization Focused Analysis of Vitamin D on the Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke
    Chan YH, Schooling CM, Zhao J, Au Yeung SL, Hai JJ, Thomas GN, Cheng KK, Jiang CQ, Wong YK, Au KW, Tang CS, Cheung CYY, Xu A, Sham PC, Lam TH, Lam KS, Tse HF.  

January –August

  1. Worldwide trends in hypertension prevalence and progress in treatment and control from 1990 to 2019: a pooled analysis of 1201 population-representative studies with 104 million participants
    The Lancet
    Lam TH, Ho SY, So HK, et al (members of NCD Risk Factor Collaboration)

  2. Using Risk Stratification to Optimize Mammography Screening in Chinese Women
    JNCI Cancer Spectrum
    Leung K, Wu JT, Wong IO, Shu XO, Zheng W, Wen W, Khoo US, Ngan R, Kwong A, Leung GM.

  3. Optimal timing of remdesivir initiation in hospitalized COVID-19 patients administered with dexamethasone
    Clinical Infectious Diseases
    Wong C.K.H., Lau T.K.K., AU C.H., XIONG X., Chung H.S., Lau E.H.Y. and Cowling B.J.

  4. Cost-effectiveness analysis of first-line treatment for chronic hepatitis B in China
    Clinical Microbiology and Infection
    Dai Zonglin, Wong IOL, Xi Chan, Xu Wenxiong, Xiang Yu, Peng Liang, Lau Eric H. Y.

  5. Low vitamin D exposure and risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Observational and genetic evidence from a multicenter case–control study
    Clinical Nutrition
    Mai Z., Ngan K.C.R., Ng W.T., Lin J., Kwong D.L.W., Yuen K.T., Lee C.K., Leung J.N.S., Ip D.K.M., Chan Y.H., Lee W.M.A., Lung M.L., Lam T.H. and Ho D.S.Y.  

  6. SARS-CoV-2 specific T cell responses are lower in children and increase with age and time after infection
    Nature Communications
    Cohen C.A., Li A.P.Y., Hachim A., Hui D.S.C., Kwan M.Y.W., Tsang O.T.Y., Chiu S.S., Chan W.H., Yau Y.S., Kavian N., Ma F.N.L., Lau E.H.Y., Cheng S.M.S., Poon L.L.M., Peiris M.. and Valkenburg S.A.

  7. Role of epithelial-endothelial cell interaction in the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection
    Clinical infectious diseases
    Hui KP, Cheung MC, Lai KL, Ng KC, Ho JC, Peiris M, Nicholls JM, Chan MC.  

  8. Clinical improvement, outcomes, antiviral activity, and costs associated with early treatment with remdesivir for patients with COVID-19
    Clinical Infectious Diseases
    Wong C.K.H., Lau T.K.K., Au C.H., XIONG X., Lau E.H.Y. and Cowling B.J.

  9. Brief Advice, Nicotine replacement therapy Sampling and Active Referral (BANSAR) for expectant fathers who smoked: A Randomized Clinical Trial 
    JAMA Internal Medicine

    Luk TT, Lam TH, Leung WC, Leung K, Cheung KW, Kwa C, Siong K, Tang K, Lee K, Hsieh CJ, Wu Y, Li WHC, Wang MP.

  10. Development and validation of the CHIME simulation model to assess lifetime health outcomes of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in Chinese populations: A modeling study
    PLoS Medicine
    Quan J., NG C.S., Kwok H.Y., Zhang A., Yuen Y.H., Choi C.H., Siu S.C., Tang S.Y., Wat N.M., Woo J., Eggleston K. and Leung G.M.

  11. Phenotypic and genetic characterization of MERS coronaviruses from Africa to understand their zoonotic potential
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS)
    Zhou Z., Hui K.P.Y., So R.T.Y., Lv H., Perera R.A.P.M., Chu D.K.W., Gelaye E., Oyas H., Njagi O., Abayneh T., Kuria W., Walelign E., Wanglia R., El Masry I., Von Dobschuetz S., Kalpravidh W., Chevalier V., Miguel E., Fassi-Fihri O., Trarore A., Liang W., Wang Y., Nicholls J.M., Zhao J., Chan M.C.W., Poon L.L.M., Mok C.K.P. and Peiris J.S.M.

  12. Serial intervals and case isolation delays for COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Clinical Infectious Diseases
    Ali S.T., Yeung A., Shan S., Wang L., Gao H., Du Z., Xu X., Wu P., Lau E.H.Y. and Cowling B.J.

  13. Smoking and nasopharyngeal cancer: individual data meta-analysis of six prospective studies on 334 935 men
    International Journal of Epidemiology
    Lin JH, Wen CP, Jiang CQ, Yuan, Chen CJ, Ho SY, Gao WN, Zhang WX, Wang RW, Chien YC, Xu L, Wu XF, Jin YL, Koh WP, Hsu WL, Zhu F, Wen C, Zhu T, Lee JH, Mai ZM, Lung ML, Lam TH.

  14. Virology, transmission, and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2
    Cevik M, Kuppalli K, Kindrachuk J, Peiris M. 

  15. Diagnostic performance of different sampling approaches for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    The Lancet Infectious Diseases
    Tsang NNY, So HC, Ng KY, Cowling BJ, Leung GM, Ip DKM

  16. Assessing asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic and symptomatic transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2
    Clinical Infectious Diseases

    Wu P., Liu F., Chang Z., Lin Y., Ren M., Zheng C., Li Y., Peng Z., Qin Y., Yu J., Geng M., Yang X., Zhao H., Li Z., Zhou S., Ran L., Cowling B.J., Lai S., Chen Q., Wang L., Tsang K.L.T. and Li Z.

  17. Changing disparities in COVID-19 burden in the ethnically homogeneous population of Hong Kong through pandemic waves: an observational study
    Clinical Infectious Diseases

    Yang B, Wu P, Lau EHY, Wong JY, Ho F, Gao H, Xiao J, Adam DC, Ng TWY, Quan J, Tsang TK, Liao Q, Cowling BJ, Leung GM

  18. Case fatality risk of the first pandemic wave of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China
    Clinical Infectious Diseases
    Deng X., Yang J., Wang W., Wang X., Zhou J., Chen Z., Li J., Chen Y., Yan H., Zhang J., Zhang Y., Wang Y., Qiu Q., Gong H., Wei X., Wang L., Sun K., Wu P., Ajelli M., Cowling B.J., Viboud C. and Yu H.

  19. Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and dementia incidence: A cohort study in Hong Kong
    Environmental Pollution
    Ran J., Schooling C.M., Han L., Sun S., Zhao S., Zhang X., Chan K.P., Guo F., Lee R.S., Qiu Y. and Tian L.

  20. T-cell responses to MERS coronavirus infection in people with occupational exposure to dromedary camels in Nigeria: an observational cohort study
    Lancet Infectious Diseases
    Mok CKP, Zhu A, Zhao J, Lau EHY, Wang J, Chen Z, Zhuang Z, Wang Y, Alshukairi AN, Baharoon SA, Wang W, Tan W, Liang W, Oladipo JO, Perera RAPM, Kuranga SA, Peiris M, Zhao J. 

  21. The transfer and decay of maternal antibodies against enterovirus A71, and dynamics of antibodies due to later natural infections in Chinese infants: a longitudinal, paired mother-neonate cohort study
    Lancet Infectious Diseases
    Wei X., Yang J., Gao L., Wang L., Liao Q., Qiu Q., Luo K., Yu S., Zhou Y., Liu F., Chen Q., Zhang J., Dai B., Yang H., Zhou J., Xing W., Chen X., He M., Ren L., Guo J., Luo L., Wu P., Chen Z., van Doorn H.R., Cauchemez S.T., Cowling B.J. and Yu H.

  22. Comparative cost-effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 testing strategies in the USA: a modelling study
    The Lancet Public Health
    Du Z., Pandey A., Bai Y., Fitzpatrick M.C., Chinazzi M., Pastore y Piontti A., Lachmann M., Vespignani A., Cowling B.J., Galvani A.P. and Meyers L.C.

  23. Intra-host variation and evolutionary dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 population in COVID-19 patients
    Genome Medicine
    Wang Y., Wang D., Zhang L., Sun W., Zhang Z., Chen W., Zhu A., Huang Y., Xiao F., Yao J., Gan M., Li F., Luo L., Huang X., Zhang Y., Wong S.S., Cheng X., Ji J., Ou Z., Xiao M., Li M., Li J., Ren P., Deng Z., Zhong H., Xu X., Song T., Mok C.K.P., Peiris J.S.M., Zhong N., Zhao J., Li Y., Li J. and Zhao J.

  24. Immunogenicity of standard, high-dose, MF59-adjuvanted, and recombinant-HA seasonal influenza vaccination in older adults
    NPJ Vaccines
    LI P.Y.A., Cohen C.A., Leung N.H.L., Fang J., Gangappa S., Sambhara S., Levine M.Z., Iuliano A.D., Perera R.A.P.M., Ip D.K.M., Peiris J.S.M., Thompson M.G., Cowling B.J. and Doak S.A.V.

  25. Neutralizing antibody titres in SARS-CoV-2 infections
    Nature Communications
    Lau E.H.Y., Tsang O.T.Y., Hui D.S.C., Kwan M.Y.W., Chan W.H., Chiu S.S.S., Ko L.W.R., Chan K.H., Cheng M.S., Perera R.A.P.M., Cowling B.J., Poon L.M.L. and Peiris J.S.M.

  1. The transfer and decay of maternal antibodies against enterovirus A71, and dynamics of antibodies due to later natural infections in Chinese infants: a longitudinal, paired mother–neonate cohort study
    The Lancet Infectious Diseases
    Wei X., Yang J., Gao L., Wang L., Liao Q., Qiu Q., Luo K., Yu S., Zhou Y., Liu F., Chen Q., Zhang J., Dai B., Yang H., Zhou J., Xing W., Chen X., He M., Ren L., Guo J., Luo L., Wu P., Chen Z., van Doorn H.R., Cauchemez S.T., Cowling B.J. and Yu H.
  2. Clustering and superspreading potential of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Hong Kong
    Nature Medicine
    Adam D.C., Wu P., Wong Y.T., Lau E.H.Y., Tsang K.L.T., Cauchemez S.T., Leung G.M. and Cowling B.J.
  3. Pathogenesis and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in golden hamsters
    Sia S.F., Yan L., Chin W.H., Fung H.Y.K., Choy K.T., Wong A.Y., Wong A.Y., Perera R.A.P.M., Poon L.M.L., Nicholls J.M., Peiris J.S.M. and Yen H.
  4. Maternal antibodies against influenza in cord blood and protection against laboratory-confirmed influenza in infants
    Clinical Infectious Diseases
    Cowling B.J., Perera R.A.P.M., Fang J., Chu K.W., Hui P.W., Yeung A.P.C., Peiris J.S.M., Wong W.H.S., Shiu E.Y.C. and Chiu S.S.S.
  5. Comparative immunogenicity of several enhanced influenza vaccine options for older adults: A randomized, controlled trial
    Clinical Infectious Diseases
    Cowling BJ, Perera RAPM, Valkenburg SA, Leung NHL, Iuliano AD, Tam YH, Wong JHF, Fang VJ, Li APY, So HC, Ip DKM, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Fry AM, Levine MZ, Gangappa S, Sambhara S, Barr IG, Skowronski DM, Peiris JSM, Thompson MG
  6. ORF8 and ORF3b antibodies are accurate serological markers of early and late SARS-CoV-2 infection
    Nature Immunology
    Hachim A, Kavian N, Cohen CA, Chin AWH, Chu DKW, Mok CKP, Tsang OTY, Yeung YC, Perera RAPM, Poon LLM, Peiris JSM, Valkenburg SA
  7. The impact of the Syrian conflict on population well-being
    Nature Communications
    Cheung F., Kube A., Tay L., Diener E., Jackson J.J., Lucas R.E., Ni M.Y. and Leung G.M.
  8. Serial interval of SARS-CoV-2 was shortened over time by nonpharmaceutical interventions
    Ali ST, Wang L, Lau EHY, Xu XK, Du Z, Wu Y, Leung GM, Cowling BJ
  9. Identifying SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins
    Lam TT, Shum MH, Zhu HC, Tong YG, Ni XB, Liao YS, Wei W, Cheung WY, Li WJ, Li LF, Leung GM, Holmes EC, Hu YL, Guan Y.
  10. Evolving epidemiology and transmission dynamics of coronavirus disease 2019 outside Hubei province, China: a descriptive and modelling study
    The Lancet Infectious Diseases
    Zhang J., Litvinova M., Wang W., Wang Y., Deng X., Chen X., Li M., Zheng W., Yi L., Chen X., Wu Q., Liang Y., Wang X., Yang J., Sun K., Longini I.M., Halloran M.E., Wu P., Cowling B.J., Merler S., Viboud C., Vespignani A., Ajelli M. and Yu H.
  11. Viral dynamics in mild and severe cases of COVID-19
    The Lancet Infectious Diseases
    Liu Y, Yan LM, Wan L, Xiang TX, Le A, Liu JM, Peiris M, Poon LLM, Zhang W.
  12. First-wave COVID-19 transmissibility and severity in China outside Hubei after control measures, and second-wave scenario planning: a modelling impact assessment
    The Lancet
    Leung K, Wu JT, Liu D, Leung GM
  13. A highly conserved cryptic epitope in the receptor binding domains of SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV
    Yuan M, Wu NC, Zhu X, Lee CD, So RTY, Lv H, Mok CKP, Wilson IA.
  14. Estimating clinical severity of COVID-19 from the transmission dynamics in Wuhan, China
    Nature Medicine
    Wu J.T.K., Leung S.M.K., Bushman M., Kishore N., Niehus R., de Salazar P.M., Cowling B.J., Lipsitch M. and Leung G.M.
  15. Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19
    Nature Medicine
    He X, Lau EHY, Wu P, Deng X, Wang J, Hao X, Lau YC, Wong JY, Guan Y, Tan X, Mo X, Chen Y, Liao B, Chen W, Hu F, Zhang Q, Zhong M, Wu Y, Zhao L, Zhang F, Cowling BJ, Li F, Leung GM
  16. Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks
    Nature Medicine
    Nancy H. L. Leung, Daniel K. W. Chu, Eunice Y. C. Shiu, Kwok-Hung Chan, James J. McDevitt, Benien J. P. Hau, Hui-Ling Yen, Yuguo Li, Dennis K. M. Ip, J. S. Malik Peiris, Wing-Hong Seto, Gabriel M. Leung, Donald K. Milton, Benjamin J. Cowling.
  17. SARS-CoV-2 viral load in upper respiratory specimens of infected patients
    New England Journal of Medicine
    Zou L, Ruan F, Huang M, Liang L, Huang H, Hong Z, Yu J, Kang M, Song Y, Xia J, Guo Q, Song T, He J, Yen HL, Peiris JSM, Wu J.
  18. Detection of influenza and other respiratory viruses in air sampled from a university campus: a longitudinal study
    Clinical Infectious Diseases
    Xie C., Lau E.H.Y., Yoshida T., Yu H., Wang X., Wu H., Wei J., Cowling B.J., Peiris J.S.M., Li Y. and Yen H.L.
  19. Avian influenza virus detection rates in poultry and environment at live poultry markets, Guangdong, China
    Emerging Infectious Diseases
    Cheng K.L., Wu J., Shen W.L., Wong A.Y.L., Guo Q., Yu J., Zhuang X., Su W., Song T., Peiris J.S.M., Yen H.L. and Lau E.H.Y.
  20. Early transmission dynamics in Wuhan, China, of novel coronavirus–infected pneumonia
    New England Journal of Medicine
    Li Q.., Guan X., Wu P., Wang X., Zhou L., Tong Y., Ren R., Leung S.M.K., Lau E.H.Y., Wong Y.T., Xing X., Xiang N., Wu Y., Li C., Chen Q., Li D., Liu T., Zhao J.I.N.G., Liu M., Tu W., Chen C., Jin L., Yang R., Wang Q., Zhou S., Wang R., Liu H., Luo Y., Liu Y., Shao G., Li H., Tao Z., Yang Y., Deng Z., Liu B., Ma Z., Zhang Y., Shi G., Lam T.Y., Wu J.T.K., Gao G.F., Cowling B.J., Yang B., Leung G.M. and Feng Z.
  21. Nowcasting and forecasting the potential domestic and international spread of the 2019-nCoV outbreak originating in Wuhan, China: a modelling study
    The Lancet
    Wu JT, Leung K, Leung GM
  22. Depression and post-traumatic stress during major social unrest in Hong Kong: a 10-year prospective cohort study
    The Lancet
    Ni M.Y., Yao X., Leung S.M.K., Yau C.Y.S., Leung M.C., Lun K.Y.P., Flores F.P.C., Chang W.C., Cowling B.J. and Leung G.M.
  23. The association of early-life exposure to air pollution with lung function at ~17.5 years in the “Children of 1997” Hong Kong Chinese Birth Cohort
    Environment International
    He B., Huang J., Kwok M.K., Au Yeung S.L.R., Hui L.L., Li A.M., Leung G.M. and Schooling C.M.