Episode 34: Conversation With Dr. Siddharth SridharVIEW EVENT DETAILS
On January 23, 2020, the first case of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) was confirmed in Hong Kong. Two years have passed as we witness the virus spreading beyond borders and shifting the ways we work, live and interact, while new variants of the pandemic continued to emerge. From alpha to omicron, what do the new variants mean for the direction of the pandemic? What are the best ways to curb the virus as Covid cases surge? What are the latest data and scientific research on vaccination? How long will Hong Kong come out of the pandemic?
The Asia Society Hong Kong Center brings you regular updates on the coronavirus story in Hong Kong that has reverberations elsewhere in the world. We are pleased to present on-the-ground public health experts and internationally renowned specialists with the latest facts and evidence-based findings regarding this epidemic outbreak. In this past two years, we have featured over 30 episodes and welcomed nearly 200,000 online views for this ground breaking series. We deliver the latest Covid-19 updates with Hong Kong and global community by hosting Dr. Siddharth Sridhar, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong. In this discussion, we will hear his thoughts on the past, present, and future of Covid-19. S. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center will moderate the discussion.
Dr. Siddharth Sridhar is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong. He specializes in clinical virology with a special interest in emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Dr Sridhar has worked on path breaking research into COVID-19 that crystallized our understanding of the virus in the early days of the pandemic. Dr Sridhar is also passionate about knowledge exchange with the larger community during these challenging times. He regularly engages with the public via print/online media, radio talkshows, and public seminars. His social media commentary on COVID-19 in the Hong Kong context has a wide following. Additionally, he is involved in fact-checking projects to dispel COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.
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