HKUMed on COVID-19

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21 September 2020

The Lancet: What can we expect from first-generation COVID-19 vaccines?
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31976-0/fulltext
Link to press release

18 September 2020

Emerging Infectious Diseases: In-Flight Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/11/20-3254_article

17 September 2020

Nature Medicine: Clustering and superspreading potential of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Hong Kong
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1092-0

Infection: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in conjunctival secretions from patients without ocular symptoms
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s15010-020-01524-2

15 September 2020

International Journal of Infectious Diseases: Development and Validation of Risk Prediction Models for COVID-19 Positivity in a Hospital Setting
https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)30738-4/fulltext

International Journal of Infectious Diseases: Mental health crisis under COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, China
https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)30746-3/fulltext

14 September 2020

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Social Distancing Compliance under COVID-19 Pandemic and Mental Health Impacts: A Population-Based Study
https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/18/6692/htm

11 September 2020

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Early Insights from Statistical and Mathematical Modeling of Key Epidemiologic Parameters of COVID-19
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/11/20-1074_article

Epidemiology & Infection: Ecologic association between influenza and COVID-19 mortality rates in European countries
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection/article/ecologic-association-between-influenza-and-covid19-mortality-rates-in-european-countries/EEEB50ED4411C338633352686DFEAF7A

28 August 2020

JACC Cardiovascular Imaging: Recovered COVID-19 Patients Show Ongoing Subclinical Myocarditis as Revealed by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1936878X20307294

25 August 2020

Clinical Infectious Diseases: COVID-19 re-infection by a phylogenetically distinct SARS-coronavirus-2 strain confirmed by whole genome sequencing
https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa1275/5897019

Nature Communications: A broad-spectrum virus- and host-targeting peptide against respiratory viruses including influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17986-9

Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses: Human post‐infection serological response to the spike and nucleocapsid proteins of SARS‐CoV‐2
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/irv.12798

17 August 2020

Nature Immunology: ORF8 and ORF3b antibodies are accurate serological markers of early and late SARS-CoV-2 infection
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-020-0773-7
Link to press release

Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology: Absence of nosocomial influenza and respiratory syncytial virus infection in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era: implication of universal masking in hospitals
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology/article/absence-of-nosocomial-influenza-and-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-the-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid19-era-implication-of-universal-masking-in-hospitals/B59AC6439A720BE3D012B0F3E1D7AC08

Nature Medicine: Reply to: Is presymptomatic spread a major contributor to COVID-19 transmission?
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1049-3

14 August 2020

Science Advances: Viruses harness YxxØ motif to interact with host AP2M1 for replication: a vulnerable broad-spectrum antiviral target
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/14/sciadv.aba7910.full

12 August 2020

EClinicalMedicine: Using the COVID-19 to influenza ratio to estimate early pandemic spread in Wuhan, China and Seattle, US
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30223-6/fulltext

11 August 2020

Science: Systems biological assessment of immunity to mild versus severe COVID-19 infection in humans
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/10/science.abc6261

07 August 2020

Journal of Clinical Pathology: COVID-19 salivary signature: diagnostic and research opportunities
https://jcp.bmj.com/content/early/2020/08/07/jclinpath-2020-206834

05 August 2020

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Unique SARS-CoV-2 clusters causing a large COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong
https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa1119/5881446

04 August 2020

Cell Research: SARS-CoV-2 infects human neural progenitor cells and brain organoids
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41422-020-0390-x
Link to press release

28 July 2020

International Journal of Molecular Sciences: A Rapid, Simple, Inexpensive, and Mobile Colorimetric Assay COVID-19-LAMP for Mass On-Site Screening of COVID-19
https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/21/15/5380

28 July 2020

Nature Microbiology: Evolutionary origins of the SARS-CoV-2 sarbecovirus lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-0771-4

22 July 2020

Journal of Medical Internet Research: Impact of National Containment Measures on Decelerating the Increase in Daily New Cases of COVID-19 in 54 Countries and 4 Epicenters of the Pandemic: Comparative Observational Study
https://www.jmir.org/2020/7/e19904/

BMJ Open: Artificial intelligence mobile health platform for early detection of COVID-19 in quarantine subjects using a wearable biosensor: protocol for a randomised controlled trial
https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/10/7/e038555

21 July 2020

Science: Serial interval of SARS-CoV-2 was shortened over time by nonpharmaceutical interventions
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/07/20/science.abc9004
Link to press release

Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: The Natural History, Pathobiology, and Clinical Manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 Infections
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11481-020-09944-5

15 July 2020

Clinical Infectious Diseases: SARS-CoV-2 infects and damages the mature and immature olfactory sensory neurons of hamsters
https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa995/5871998

13 July 2020

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: A Surface Coating that Rapidly Inactivates SARS-CoV-2
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.0c11425

08 July 2020

Journal of Hospital Infection: Factors affecting stability and infectivity of SARS-CoV-2
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22221751.2020.1791738

03 July 2020

Emerging Microbes & Infections: High neutralizing antibody titer in intensive care unit patients with COVID-19
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22221751.2020.1791738

02 July 2020

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Importance of face masks for COVID-19 – a call for effective public education
https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa593/5866410

01 July 2020

Cell Research: Mining of epitopes on spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 from COVID-19 patients
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41422-020-0366-x

24 June 2020

Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses: SARS‐CoV‐2 environmental contamination associated with persistently infected COVID‐19 patients
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/irv.12783 

23 June 2020

Journal of Clinical Virology: Evaluation of simple nucleic acid extraction methods for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal and saliva specimens during global shortage of extraction kits
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386653220302614?via%3Dihub 

21 June 2020

Journal of Infectious Diseases: Attenuated interferon and pro-inflammatory response in SARS-CoV-2-infected human dendritic cells is associated with viral antagonism of STAT1 phosphorylation
https://academic.oup.com/jid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/infdis/jiaa356/5860442 

20 June 2020

Emerging Microbes & Infections: SARS-CoV-2 nsp13, nsp14, nsp15 and orf6 function as potent interferon antagonists
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22221751.2020.1780953 

18 June 2020

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Reconstruction of Transmission Pairs for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Mainland China: Estimation of Super-spreading Events, Serial Interval, and Hazard of Infection
https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa790/5859582 

12 June 2020

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: SARS-CoV-2 shedding and seroconversion among passengers quarantined after disembarking a cruise ship: a case series
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30364-9/fulltext 

11 June 2020

Hong Kong Medical Journal: Responding to COVID-19 in Hong Kong
https://www.hkmj.org/abstracts/v26n3/164.htm 

10 June 2020

Viruses: Broad-Spectrum Host-Based Antivirals Targeting the Interferon and Lipogenesis Pathways as Potential Treatment Options for the Pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/12/6/628 

08 June 2020

Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology: Air and environmental sampling for SARS-CoV-2 around hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology/article/air-and-environmental-sampling-for-sarscov2-around-hospitalized-patients-with-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid19/2603FF55AA16BB839ED5A500DF62EFAE 

PLOS Pathogens: Virus subtype-specific suppression of MAVS aggregation and activation by PB1-F2 protein of influenza A (H7N9) virus
https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1008611 

07 June 2020

Open Forum Infectious Diseases: Early Morning Versus Spot Posterior Oropharyngeal Saliva for Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Implication of Timing of Specimen Collection for Community-wide Screening
https://academic.oup.com/ofid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ofid/ofaa210/5854323 

05 June 2020

Open Forum Infectious Diseases: Olfactory dysfunction in COVID-19 patients: observational cohort study and systematic review
https://academic.oup.com/ofid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ofid/ofaa199/5851740

Journal of Medical Virology: Identification of nsp1 gene as the target of SARS‐CoV‐2 real‐time RT‐PCR using nanopore whole genome sequencing
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jmv.26140

04 June 2020

Psycho-Oncology: Psychological distress during the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID ‐19) pandemic among cancer survivors and healthy controls
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.5437

03 June 2020

The Lancet Microbe: Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Hong Kong and in residents evacuated from Hubei province, China: a multicohort study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(20)30053-7/fulltext

02 June 2020

HKUMed: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control Releases Superspreading and Latest Epidemiologic Update of COVID-19
Link to press release

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Effect of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions on Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, South Korea, 2020
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/10/20-1886_article

01 June 2020

Pediatric Pulmonology: Overview: The history and pediatric perspectives of severe acute respiratory syndromes: Novel or just like SARS
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ppul.24810

Journal of Clinical Microbiology: Clinical performance of the Luminex NxTAG CoV Extended Panel for SARS-CoV-2 detection in nasopharyngeal specimens of COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong
https://jcm.asm.org/content/early/2020/05/29/JCM.00936-20/article-info

30 May 2020

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Surgical mask partition reduces the risk of non-contact transmission in a golden Syrian hamster model for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa644/5848814

29 May 2020

Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology: Tele-ophthalmology amid COVID-19 pandemic—Hong Kong experience
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00417-020-04753-1

28 May 2020

Pharmacological Research: Discovery of the FDA-approved drugs bexarotene, cetilistat, diiodohydroxyquinoline, and abiraterone as potential COVID-19 treatments with a robust two-tier screening system
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043661820312688?via%3Dihub

Gastroenterology: Association between famotidine use and COVID-19 severity in Hong Kong: a territory-wide study
https://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(20)34940-4/fulltext

27 May 2020

Journal of Clinical Virology: Evaluation of the commercially available LightMix® Modular E-gene kit using clinical and proficiency testing specimens for SARS-CoV-2 detection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386653220302183

Emerging Microbes & Infections: Evaluating the use of posterior oropharyngeal saliva in a point-of-care assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22221751.2020.1775133

24 May 2020

American Journal of Infection Control: Absence of nosocomial transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to SARS-CoV-2 in the pre-pandemic phase in Hong Kong
https://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(20)30280-7/fulltext

21 May 2020

JAMA Network Open: Estimating Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection Risk in Health Care Workers
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2766223

17 May 2020

Cell Reports: Cross-reactive antibody response between SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV infections
https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(20)30702-6

15 May 2020

Journal of Hospital Infection: Is it possible to achieve 100 percent hand hygiene compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic?
https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30247-4/fulltext

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Case fatality risk of the first pandemic wave of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China 
https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa578/5837356

14 May 2020

Nature: Pathogenesis and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in golden hamsters
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2342-5
Link to press release

Nature: Infection of dogs with SARS-CoV-2
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2334-5

The Lancet: Global coordination on cross-border travel and trade measures crucial to COVID-19 response
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31032-1/fulltext

Virus Evolution: Multivariate analyses of codon usage of SARS-CoV-2 and other betacoronaviruses
https://academic.oup.com/ve/article/6/1/veaa032/5837024

Cell: Structural and Functional Basis of SARS-CoV-2 Entryby Using Human ACE2
https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(20)30338-X.pdf

13 May 2020

Nature Medicine: Infection of bat and human intestinal organoids by SARS-CoV-2
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0912-6 

12 May 2020

JMIR Mental Health: Mental Health, Risk Factors, and Social Media Use During the COVID-19 Epidemic and Cordon Sanitaire Among the Community and Health Professionals in Wuhan, China: Cross-Sectional Survey
https://mental.jmir.org/2020/5/e19009/

08 May 2020

The Lancet: Triple combination of interferon beta-1b, lopinavir–ritonavir, and ribavirin in the treatment of patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19: an open-label, randomised, phase 2 trial
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31042-4/fulltext

07 May 2020

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Tropism, replication competence, and innate immune responses of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in human respiratory tract and conjunctiva: an analysis in ex-vivo and in-vitro cultures
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30193-4/fulltext
Link to press release

06 May 2020

Nature Reviews Physics: Modelling COVID-19
https://www.nature.com/articles/s42254-020-0178-4

04 May 2020

The BMJ: Monitoring respiratory infections in covid-19 epidemics
https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1628

Eye: Diabetic retinopathy screening during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41433-020-0928-7

Emerging Microbes & Infections: Attenuated SARS-CoV-2 variants with deletions at the S1/S2 junction
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22221751.2020.1756700

01 May 2020

Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery: The case for continuing elective cataract surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic
https://journals.lww.com/jcrs/Citation/9000/The_case_for_continuing_elective_cataract_surgery.99867.aspx

25 April 2020

Chinese Journal of Biotechnology (生物工程学报): Diagnosis, Treatment, Control and Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 and Coronavirus Disease 2019: Back to the Future (2019新型冠状病毒及其诊疗与防控:回顾与展望)
http://kns.cnki.net/kcms/detail/detail.aspx?doi=10.13345/j.cjb.200115

23 April 2020

Medical Education: Ophthalmic clinical skills teaching in the time of COVID‐19: A crisis and opportunity
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/medu.14189

Journal of Infection: The role of community-wide wearing of face mask for control of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic due to SARS-CoV-2
https://www.journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-4453(20)30235-8/fulltext

Eurosurveillance: Serological assays for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), March 2020
https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.16.2000421

22 April 2020

Clinical Infectious Diseases: A case series of children with Coronavirus Disease 2019: what have we learned?
https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa469/5823615

21 April 2020

The Lancet Public Health: Effect of changing case definitions for COVID-19 on the epidemic curve and transmission parameters in mainland China: a modelling study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(20)30089-X/fulltext

Eye: Maintenance of ophthalmic specialist out-patient service during the COVID-19 outbreak: The University of Hong Kong experience
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41433-020-0887-z

17 April 2020

The Lancet Public Health: Impact assessment of non-pharmaceutical interventions against coronavirus disease 2019 and influenza in Hong Kong: an observational study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(20)30090-6/fulltext#
Link to press release

15 April 2020

HKUMed: HKUMed research shows that stroke patients are presenting to hospitals one hour later during COVID-19, potentially jeopardising the patients’ eligibility for treatments and affecting the outcome
Link to press release

Nature Medicine: Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0869-5 

The New England Journal of Medicine: From a Sprint to a Marathon in Hong Kong
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2009790

09 April 2020

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Comparative replication and immune activation profiles of SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV in human lungs: an ex vivo study with implications for the pathogenesis of COVID-19
https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa410/5818134

08 April 2020

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

International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Development of a Novel, Genome Subtraction-Derived, SARS-CoV-2-Specific COVID-19-nsp2 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay and Its Evaluation Using Clinical Specimens
https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/21/7/2574

Journal of Hospital Infection: Disinfection of N95 respirators by ionized hydrogen peroxide during pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to SARS-CoV-2
https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30178-X/fulltext

03 April 2020

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

Antiviral Research: Remdesivir, lopinavir, emetine, and homoharringtonine inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016635422030200X

02 April 2020

The Lancet Microbe: Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(20)30003-3/fulltext

31 March 2020

International Journal of Epidemiology: COVID-19 epidemic: disentangling the re-emerging controversy about medical facemasks from an epidemiological perspective
https://academic.oup.com/ije/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ije/dyaa044/5813980

26 March 2020

Nature: Identifying SARS-CoV-2 related coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2169-0

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Simulation of the clinical and pathological manifestations of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in golden Syrian hamster model: implications for disease pathogenesis and transmissibility
https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa325/5811871 

The New England Journal of Medicine: Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001316

23 March 2020

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Temporal profiles of viral load in posterior oropharyngeal saliva samples and serum antibody responses during infection by SARS-CoV-2: an observational cohort study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30196-1/fulltext

20 March 2020

HKUMed: 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
Link to presentation here

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30134-X/fulltext#

JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery: Practical Aspects of Otolaryngologic Clinical Services During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Epidemic: An Experience in Hong Kong
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/fullarticle/2763406

19 March 2020

The Lancet: Viral dynamics in mild and severe cases of COVID-19
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30232-2/fulltext

Nature Medicine: Estimating clinical severity of COVID-19 from the transmission dynamics in Wuhan, China
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0822-7

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Serial Interval of COVID-19 among Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/6/20-0357_article

16 March 2020

Cell & Bioscience: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: The most important research questions
https://cellandbioscience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13578-020-00404-4

14 March 2020

Emerging Microbes & Infections: A tug-of-war between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and host antiviral defence: lessons from other pathogenic viruses
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22221751.2020.1736644

12 March 2020

The New England Journal of Medicine: Detection of Covid-19 in Children in Early January 2020 in Wuhan, China
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2003717

Microbiology Resource Announcements: Complete Genome Sequence of a 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Strain Isolated in Nepal
https://mra.asm.org/content/9/11/e00169-20

06 March 2020

The Lancet: COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30526-2/fulltext 

HKUMed: HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases case fatality risk of COVID-19
Link to presentation

The Lancet: Are high-performing health systems resilient against the COVID-19 epidemic?
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30551-1/fulltext

The Lancet: SARS-CoV-2 is an appropriate name for the new coronavirus
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30557-2/fulltext

05 March 2020

Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology: Escalating infection control response to the rapidly evolving epidemiology of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to SARS-CoV-2 in Hong Kong
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology/article/escalating-infection-control-response-to-the-rapidly-evolving-epidemiology-of-the-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid19-due-to-sarscov2-in-hong-kong/52513ACC56587859F9C601DC747EB6EC

04 March 2020

Journal of Clinical Microbiology: Improved Molecular Diagnosis of COVID-19 by the Novel, Highly Sensitive and Specific COVID-19-RdRp/Hel Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR Assay Validated In Vitro and with Clinical Specimens
https://jcm.asm.org/content/58/5/e00310-20.abstract

02 March 2020

Nature Microbiology: The species Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus: classifying 2019-nCoV and naming it SARS-CoV-2
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-020-0695-z

28 February 2020

The New England Journal of MedicineClinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2002032

27 February 2020

Nature Medicine: Emergence of a novel human coronavirus threatening human health
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0796-5

British Journal of Anaesthesia: Outbreak of a new coronavirus: what anaesthetists should know
https://bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(20)30098-2/fulltext

26 February 2020

Clinical Chemistry: The SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak: Diagnosis, Infection Prevention, and Public Perception
https://academic.oup.com/clinchem/article/66/5/644/5802466  

24 February 2020

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: COVID-19 pneumonia: what has CT taught us?
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30134-1/fulltext#  

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30113-4/fulltext

21 February 2020

The Journal of the American Medical Association: Presumed Asymptomatic Carrier Transmission of COVID-19
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762028

20 February 2020

HKUMed: Pseudo-colour scanning electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 grown in culture from a patient isolate. After 24 hours in culture there are large numbers of orange viral particles on the surface of the cell (blue). Image courtesy of LKS Faculty of Medicine,  Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (K.Tsia, K.Lee and Q.Lai), and Electron Microscopy Unit, The University of Hong Kong 
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The Lancet Digital Health: Crowdsourcing data to mitigate epidemics
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landig/article/PIIS2589-7500(20)30055-8/fulltext 

19 February 2020

The New England Journal of Medicine: SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load in Upper Respiratory Specimens of Infected Patients - 
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2001737 

13 February 2020

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Risk for Transportation of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease from Wuhan to Other Cities in China
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/20-0146_article 

Eurosurveillance: Epidemiological research priorities for public health control of the ongoing global novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak  
https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.6.2000110

12 February 2020

Clinical Infectious Diseases: Consistent Detection of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Saliva 
https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa149/5734265

10 February 2020

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: The first 2019 novel coronavirus case in Nepal 
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30067-0/fulltext#

06 February 2020

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings — Social Distancing Measures
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0995_article 

HKUMed: Thin-section electron micrographs of the 2019 novel coronavirus grown in cells at The University of Hong Kong. The image shows part of a virus infected cell grown in culture with multiple virus particles being released from the cell surface. Each infected cell produces thousands of new infectious virus particles which can go on to infect new cells. Image credit: John Nicholls, Leo Poon and Malik Peiris, The University of Hong Kong 
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05 February 2020

HKUMed: Short Video of the new Novel Coronavirus Growing in Culture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZvf5NOFHs

03 February 2020

The BMJ Opinion: We need new forms of governance to better manage our response to pandemics - 
https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/02/03/we-need-new-forms-of-governance-to-better-manage-our-response-to-pandemics/

31 January 2020

Clinical Chemistry: Molecular diagnosis of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) causing an outbreak of pneumonia - 
https://academic.oup.com/clinchem/advance-article/doi/10.1093/clinchem/hvaa029/5719336 

The BMJ: Response to the emerging novel coronavirus outbreak
https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m406 

The Lancet: Nowcasting and forecasting the potential domestic and international spread of the 2019-nCoV outbreak originating in Wuhan, China: a modelling study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30260-9/fulltext

29 January 2020

The New England Journal of Medicine: Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001316#.XjIZLaUBk_E

27 January 2020

HKUMed: 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
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24 January 2020

The Lancet: A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster 
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30154-9/fulltext

23 January 2020

Eurosurveillance: Real-time tentative assessment of the epidemiological characteristics of novel coronavirus infections in Wuhan, China, as at 22 January 2020
https://www.eurosurveillance.org/docserver/fulltext/eurosurveillance/25/3/eurosurv-25-3-2.pdf?expires=1590117129&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=161156FE727C880B4DDC08691944C0BE

22 January 2020

Eurosurveillance: Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR
https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.3.2000045 

Eurosurveillance: Real-time tentative assessment of the epidemiological characteristics of novel coronavirus infections in Wuhan, China, as at 22 January 2020 
https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.3.2000044

21 January 2020

HKUMed: Statistical Tool for Predictive Analytics to Provide Real Time Estimates
http://www3.influenza.hk/wuhan/ 

HKUMed: 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
Link to presentation here

18 January 2020

Journal of Hospital Infection: Preparedness and proactive infection control measures against the emerging novel coronavirus in China
https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30034-7/fulltext

16 January 2020

WHO: Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in suspected human cases by RT-PCR 
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/peiris-protocol-16-1-20.pdf?sfvrsn=af1aac73_4