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Club Online Zoom Event – Vaccines and Variants: The State of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 2 Jun 2021 08:00 PM — 09:00 PM | Venue:

Vaccines and Variants: The State of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Professor of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
8:00pm HKT on Zoom
More than a year after the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic, countries around the world are having vastly different experiences as vaccination campaigns continue, borders remain closed and fears about virus variants persist. In the United States, 50% of adults have been fully vaccinated, while in Hong Kong that figure hovers around 12% despite a surplus of available jabs. At the same time, mask wearing, quarantine and other restrictions have yet to be relaxed for fully vaccinated people in Hong Kong, despite other governments doing the opposite. In this FCC Zoom webinar, Professor Ivan Hung will discuss the state of the pandemic, the Hong Kong government’s response and more. Moderated by FCC President Keith Richburg.
Professor Ivan Hung is a clinical professor and assistant dean in the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Medicine and an honorary consultant at Queen Mary Hospital. He is also a 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 in 1996. After working in the University of Cambridge Medical School and Charing Cross Hospital, London, he returned to Hong Kong in 1999 and joined the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital. He was awarded the Anti-SARS gold badge award by the Hospital Authority in 2003 for his role in combating SARS as frontline medical officer. Professor Hung has published more than 230 international peer reviewed original articles, and his research interests include influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory virus antiviral treatment and vaccinology.


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