HKUMed on COVID-19

Latest Updates from the Faculty


As the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues, scientists and researchers from HKUMed are contributing to the research and study of the virus.

Here is a collection of the latest research papers, opinions, news mentions and health tips from the faculty and our academics.

This page will continually be updated with the latest information.

The Latest

08 April

The Lancet: First-wave COVID-19 transmissibility and severity in China outside Hubei after control measures, and second-wave scenario planning: a modelling impact assessment
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30746-7/fulltext

03 April

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: Limited early warnings and public attention to COVID-19 in China, January-February, 2020: a longitudinal cohort of randomly sampled Weibo users
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/disaster-medicine-and-public-health-preparedness/article/limited-early-warnings-and-public-attention-to-covid19-in-china-januaryfebruary-2020-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-randomly-sampled-weibo-users/366C1FCCC82250274C1C1B64BAC9CECB#

Gastroenterology: Gastrointestinal Manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Virus Load in Fecal Samples from the Hong Kong Cohort and Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
https://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(20)30448-0/fulltext

Nature Medicine: Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0843-2

The BMJ: Covid-19: how a virus is turning the world upside down
https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1336