Webcast Series: Coronavirus Updates: Facts from Hong Kong and Beyond
On January 30th, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China. Healthcare experts have warned that Covid-19 could rapidly spread if not properly contained and many governments around the world have begun to take precautionary measures to ensure public health safety. Amid the international concern and heightened fears about the disease, what is fact and what is fiction? 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 serious epidemic outbreak. We hope that through this series, greater public awareness will forge a clearer pathway ahead. The webcast series is moderated by S. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
Episode 1: Prof. Benjamin Cowling, School of Public Health (HKU)
Episode 2: Prof. Michael Levitt, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Stanford School of Medicine
Episode 3: Prof. Paul Chan, Chairman of the Department of Microbiology (CUHK)
Episode 4: UC Berkeley, HKU and U.S. CDC Experts
Feeling unsafe about the new coronavirus (COVID-19)? Get statistical insights and public health advice from our panel of experts from UC Berkley and HKU. Join our upcoming webcast on March 5, 2020 at 9:30am (Hong Kong Time)!
- Keiji Fukuda
Director and Clinical Professor in the Community Medicine and Public Health Practice Division at The University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health
- Nicholas Jewell
Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley
- Arthur Reingold
Division Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
- Jordan Tappero
Deputy Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Episode 5: Prof. Baron Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene
Is the new coronavirus (COVID-19) more threatening than other viruses? Hear from Prof. Baron Peter Piot, who co-discovered the Ebola virus! Join our upcoming webcast on March 12, 2020 at 5:00pm (Hong Kong Time)!
Episode 6: Dr. Wilson Lam
How is COVID-19 compared to SARS? Hear from Dr. Wilson Lam, a frontline doctor during 2003 SARS outbreak, also a Specialist in Infectious Disease. Join our upcoming webcast on March 19, 2020 at 4:00pm (Hong Kong Time)!
Episode 7: Prof. Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology (Harvard)
Are bats really the source of the new coronavirus (COVID-19)? Is identifying the source even relevant at this point? Ask Prof. Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard University on 26 March, 2020 at 8pm (Hong Kong Time)!
Episode 8: Prof. David SC Hui, Chairman of Chairman of the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics (CUHK)
How should we brace for another peak in COVID-19 as people return from high risk areas to Hong Kong? Hear from Hong Kong's leading expert, Prof. David Hui, who has clinical experience with SARS, MERS and various types of influenza. Join us on April 2, 2020 at 9:30am.
Episode 9: Prof. Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine (HKU)
How concerned should we be about traveling in the coming months? Hear it from Prof. Gabriel Leung, who advises the HKSAR government and WHO about COVID-19. Join us on April 3, 2020 at 9:30am (Hong Kong Time)!
Episode 10: Dr. Jessica E. Manning (National Institutes of Health!)
As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, how are developing countries being impacted? Hear it from Dr. Jessica E. Manning, on-the-ground expert in Cambodia and Science Attaché from National Institutes of Health. Join us on April 9, 2020 at 10:00am (Hong Kong Time)!
Can't make it? Don't worry—we will upload the complete recordings here and on Facebook.