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Club Online Zoom Event: The Covid-19 Crisis in Hong Kong and China

Date: 24 Mar 2022 12:00 PM — 01:00 PM | Venue:


The Covid-19 Crisis in Hong Kong and China
Thursday, March 24, 2022
12pm HKT on Zoom
Experts say Hong Kong’s fifth wave has peaked, but the city currently has the world’s highest death rate from Covid-19, and public health systems are overwhelmed. Meanwhile, mainland China is coming to grips with its biggest outbreak since the early days of the pandemic. What will the coming weeks bring for Hong Kong in its fight against the fifth wave? What new treatments and containment measures are on the way? What steps can you take to protect yourself and your family? Our panel of local experts will tackle these questions and more. Moderated by FCC Correspondent Governor Dan Strumpf.
Panelists include:

Dr Sarah Borwein is a Canadian physician who has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Beijing for more than 23 years. She worked as a staff physician at the Beijing United Family Hospital where she was Director of Infection Control during the SARS outbreak in 2003. She became a founding partner in 2005 of a multi-disciplinary medical group in Hong Kong, where she practiced until 2021. She has been involved with infectious disease surveillance through GeoSentinel (a worldwide communication and data collection network for the surveillance of travel-related morbidity), the Travax International Partner program, and the Hong Kong Department of Health. She is a past president of the Asia Pacific Travel Health Society and a medical advisor to Outward Bound HK and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong.
Dr Siddharth Sridhar is a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong. He is a clinical virologist with a special interest in emerging infectious diseases and their impact on vulnerable patient groups. He is actively involved in COVID-19 research and has published several studies on COVID-19 that have crystallized our understanding of this virus since the early days of the pandemic. He is also keenly involved in community engagement and scientific communication on COVID-19 via both social media and traditional media.


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