Right after we learnt about B.1.1.7, another highly infectious variant of SARS-CoV-2 has captured public attention before Christmas. This variant was known as ‘501.V2’, which was believed to be from South Africa. According to Dr Julian Tang from the University … Continue reading 501.V2, another unfortunate coincidence!
Here let us try to take a closer look at the genome of the new lineage of SARS-CoV-2 recently identified in the Greater London Area of the United Kingdom. According to Andrew Rambaut et al (2020), there was a number … Continue reading A closer look at B.1.1.7
There has been a breaking news from the United Kingdom that a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.7) was confirmed to acquire 17 effective mutations. Until today … Continue reading B.1.1.7, what a bad coincidence!
I have just come across a great video from Oxford about the mathematical model of infectious diseases. It is highly recommended for students who are interested in infectious diseases; and it also shows that mathematics are very important for the … Continue reading A good introductory video for students who are interested in the modelling of infectious disease
Many people in Hong Kong are wondering when to expect the next outbreak of COVID-19. Owing to limited scientific data, we can only rely on what we already have to make realistic estimation. One of the approaches is to refer … Continue reading The next outbreak?