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Club Lunch – Covid-19 in Hong Kong: What next?

Date: 14 Jul 2022 12:30 PM — 02:00 PM | Venue: Dining Room


Covid-19 in Hong Kong: What next?
Thursday, July 14, 2022
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:10pm – Address
First Floor
With many restrictions easing and tourists permitted for the first time since 2020, Hong Kong seems to be on a path toward opening up to the rest of the world, even as cases rise again. But with the territory still tethered to China’s “zero-Covid” policy that strives to eliminate the virus, the pace of reopening remains unclear. What will it take for Hong Kong to ease additional restrictions? How can the city chart a gradual return to normalcy? Who has influence in deciding these questions? The Foreign Correspondents’ Club is hosting a panel of experts to anticipate how the Covid-19 pandemic will evolve in Hong Kong over the next few months. Moderated by FCC First Vice President Hannamiina Tanninen.
Panelists include:

Dr Ben Cowling is currently Chair Professor of Epidemiology and co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control at the School of Public Health at HKU. His research interests include the epidemiology of COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory viruses. Since early 2020 his work on COVID-19 has supported evidence-based control of the original virus and the more recent variants. He holds major research grants to study how individual measures of immunity translate to population immunity, and to identify optimal vaccination strategies for influenza and COVID-19.
Aaron Busch is known as @tripperhead on Twitter, where he has nearly 30k followers. He reports daily on the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong for English language users. After studying journalism at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, Aaron embarked on a career as a radio newsreader, newspaper journalist and finally a breakfast radio DJ before pivoting to become a stay-at-home dad to his two children.
Club Lunch
Panelists: Dr Ben Cowling, Aaron Busch
Thursday, July 14, 2022
12:30pm for 12:45pm – lunch
1:10pm – address
First Floor
Thai Pomelo, Green Papaya and Mango Salad
Braised Beef Rolls with Mushroom
Broccoli, Pumpkin, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Tomatoes and Red Wine Sauce
Roasted Snapper Fillet with Sambal Marinade
Broccoli, Pumpkin, Roasted Tomatoes and Mashed Potatoes with Herbs
Green Tea Lava Tart
Coffee or Tea
Vegetarian Menu
Thai Pomelo, Green Papaya and Mango Salad
Vichyssoise (Vegetarian)
Roasted Bean Curds with B.B.Q Sauce
Grilled Vegetables with Herbs and Olive Oil
Green Tea Lava Tart
Coffee or Tea
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances


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