In 2023, Hong Kong is getting back to normal with many restrictive measures cease to be effective. Since 2020, COVID-19 has affected Hong Kong and the world for three years; gratefully, owing to the hybrid immunity developed over these years, … Continue reading Back to normal in 2023
In light of the two death cases of young children contracted with COVID-19 during the fifth outbreak in Hong Kong, I went through some relevant research … Continue reading Kids and Covid-19
Today is 11 February 2022 and it is the first Friday after the Chinese New Year Vocation. The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a record high these days. Hong Kong University estimated that the situation in March could … Continue reading Vaccination rate in Hong Kong
I believe in the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines; as supported by plenty of scientific and clinical evidence. On 28 January, I received the third … Continue reading Take action, get vaccinated!
When we talk about the word ‘omicron’ these days, some could be emotional. Here, I am going to discuss three points: First, it is the pronunciation. … Continue reading oh my CRON~!
I just learned that many students were really interested in knowing various sequencing techniques or platforms for different applications. Here are some representative examples illustrated by … Continue reading Some good introductory videos for students who are interested in sequencing techniques
In Hong Kong, there have been some worries about another outbreak of COVID-19 due to a recent case, which was confirmed to be imported from India. … Continue reading From B.1.1.7. to B.1.617
In my previous post, I listed some questions about the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 recently confirmed in the United Kingdom (UK). Here, let us follow up … Continue reading B.1.1.7 follow up
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