The vaccination process has just started in Hong Kong, but the public still has many questions concerning the vaccines. What are the differences between the different types of vaccines? How do these vaccines work and how effective are they? How is the effectiveness of vaccines evaluated by the World Health Organization? How can we reach “herd immunity”? Will everything go back to normal as before Covid-19 or will there be a "New Normal" even after vaccinations? In this seminar, experts in bioengineering and public health, Prof. Benjamin Cowling (HKU), Prof. Leo Poon (HKU) and Prof. Angela Wu (HKUST) will answer these questions.
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Prof. Angela WU, Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof. Leo POON, Professor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Benjamin COWLING, Professor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Anderson SHUM, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
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Meeting ID: 930 5365 1717
The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences
The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Hong Kong Young Industrialists Council
Organised by the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (ASHK) and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES), “Meeting the Scientists and Engineering Leaders” programme includes a series of online meetings, each of which features a different scientist or engineering leader. Held from February 2021 onwards, the programme provides an opportunity for the public and young people to have an in-depth understanding of the work and life of successful scientists and engineering leaders.
Schools interested in joining the programme through Zoom are welcome to contact the ASHK Secretariat at email@example.com, or Tel: 3543 5915, or Fax 3549 5916.
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The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences organises 4 online public lectures about COVID-19 at the “InnoCarnival 2020”. These include “Treatment for COVID-19” by Prof David S.C. Hui, Chairman, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Data science and COVID-19” by Prof Joseph T.K. Wu, LKS Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, “Dangers related to the stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environments” by Prof Leo Poon, LKS Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, and “Hidden risk of sewage pipes in transmission of COVID-19” by Prof Dennis Y.C. Leung, Department of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong.
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