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Club Online Zoom Event: Hong Kong’s New Covid-19 Reality

Date: 22 Feb 2022 12:00 PM — 01:00 PM | Venue:


Hong Kong’s New Covid-19 Reality
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
12pm HKT on Zoom
To combat its fifth wave of Covid-19, Hong Kong has instituted an unprecedented series of social-distancing restrictions. But with cases reaching new heights, the highly contagious omicron variant has presented a fresh challenge to the city’s efforts to contain the virus’s spread. What measures can Hong Kong still take to bring the latest outbreak under control? How can the city balance epidemic control with the economic effects of the latest measures? Will Hong Kong be forced to abandon its “dynamic zero Covid” strategy and take a more accommodative approach? Please tune in to our panel of local experts for insights into these pressing questions. Moderated by FCC Correspondent Governor Dan Strumpf.
Panelists include:

Dr. Karen A. Grépin is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong. She is trained as a health economist and conducts comparative health policy and health systems research. Dr. Grépin’s research focuses on institutional factors affecting the demand and supply of health services and government policy response to infectious disease outbreaks. She has a Ph.D. in Health Policy (economics) from Harvard University, an S.M. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a B.Sc. in Immunology from McGill University.
Dr. Ivan Hung is currently Ru Chien and Helen Lieh Endowed Professor in Health Sciences Pedagogy, Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean (Admissions), Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Consultant in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. He is also Clinical Professor and Chief-of-Service of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Bristol Medical School, England in 1996.


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