Covid 19
Research & Publications
20220227 Addiction.PNG

Addiction - Association of smoking, lung function and COPD in COVID-19 risk: a two-step Mendelian randomization study

27 February 2022

20220120 Nature Medicine.PNG

Nature Medicine - Neutralizing antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant BA.1 following homologous and heterologous CoronaVac or BNT162b2 vaccination

20 January 2022

20211127 International Journal of Nursing Studies.PNG

International Journal of Nursing Studies - Profiling vaccine believers and skeptics in nurses: A latent profile analysis

27 November 2021

20211125 eLife.PNG

eLife - Social contact patterns and implications for infectious disease transmission – a systematic review and meta-analysis of contact surveys 

25 November 2021

20211019 Journal of Behavioral Addictions.PNG

Journal of Behavioral Addictions - How COVID-19 stress related to schooling and online learning affects adolescent depression and Internet gaming disorder: Testing Conservation of Resources theory with sex difference

19 October 2021

20211018 Nature Immunology.PNG

Nature Immunology - Altered ISGylation drives aberrant macrophage-dependent immune responses during SARS-CoV-2 infection


18 October 2021

20210901 Emerging Infectious Diseases.PNG

Emerging Infectious Diseases - Socioeconomic Patterns of COVID-19 Clusters in Low-Incidence City, Hong Kong


1 September 2021

20210626 International Journal of Health Policy and Management.PNG

International Journal of Health Policy and Management - Prosociality and Social Responsibility Were Associated With Intention of COVID-19 Vaccination Among University Students in China


26 June 2021

20210601 Journal of Law and the Biosciences.PNG

Journal of Law and the Biosciences - Legal provisions for enforcing social distancing to guard against COVID-19: the case of Hong Kong


1 June 2021

20210526 Emerging Infectious Diseases.PNG

Emerging Infectious Diseases - Psychobehavioral Responses and Likelihood of Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines during the Pandemic, Hong Kong


26 May 2021

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Cell Reports - Dynamics of B cell repertoires and emergence of cross-reactive responses in patients with different severities of COVID-19


25 May 2021

20210521 Science of The Total Environment.PNG

Science of The Total Environment - Physical distancing implementation, ambient temperature and Covid-19 containment: An observational study in the United States


21 May 2021

20210416 Journal of Medical Internet Research.PNG

Journal of Medical Internet Research - Evolving Epidemiological Characteristics of COVID-19 in Hong Kong From January to August 2020: Retrospective Study


16 April 2021

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Journal of Medical Internet Research - Association of Perceived Threat, Negative Emotions, and Self-Efficacy With Mental Health and Personal Protective Behavior Among Chinese Pregnant Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Survey Study


12 April 2021

20210324 Infectious Diseases of Poverty.

Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Mental health and preventive behaviour of pregnant women in China during the early phase of the COVID-19 period


24 March 2021

20210320 Cancer Letter.PNG

Cancer Letters - Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of cancer patients with COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis of global data


20 March 2021

20210317 Respirology.PNG

Respirology - Epidemiology, clinical spectrum, viral kinetics and impact of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region


17 March 2021

20210309 Journal of Medical Internet Research.PNG

Journal of Medical Internet Research - Behavioral Intention to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccination Among Chinese Factory Workers: Cross-sectional Online Survey


9 March 2021

20210308 Journal of Miedical Internet Re

Journal of Medical Internet Research - Comparing Public Perceptions and Preventive Behaviors During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom: Cross-sectional Survey Study


8 March 2021

20210225 Science of the Total Environment.PNG

Science of the Total Environment - Meteorological factors and COVID-19 incidence in 190 countries: An observational study

25 February 2021

20210224 PLoS Neglected Tropic Diseases.

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Limited role for meteorological factors on the variability in COVID-19 incidence: A retrospective study of 102 Chinese cities

24 February 2021

20210217 Atmospheric Environment.PNG

Atmospheric Environment - An improved decomposition method to differentiate meteorological and anthropogenic effects on air pollution: A national study in China during the COVID-19 lockdown period

17 February 2021

20210209 Journal of the Royal Society of

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine- The potential effectiveness of the WHO International Health Regulations capacity requirements on control of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study of 114 countries

9 February 2021

20210130 Clinical Microbiology and Infec

Clinical Microbiology and Infection - A global analysis of replacement of genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 in association with containment capacity and changes in disease severity

30 January 2021

20210128 Journal of Travel Medicine.PNG

Journal of Travel Medicine - Quantifying the transmission advantage associated with N501Y substitution of SARS-CoV-2 in the UK: an early data-driven analysis

28 January 2021

20210122 Journal of Medical Internet Res

Journal of Medical Internet Research - Social, Cognitive, and eHealth Mechanisms of COVID-19–Related Lockdown and Mandatory Quarantine That Potentially Affect the Mental Health of Pregnant Women in China: Cross-Sectional Survey Study

22 January 2021

20210118 International Journal of Health Policy and Management.PNG

International Journal of Health Policy and Management - Understanding the Prevalence and Associated Factors of Behavioral Intention of COVID-19 Vaccination Under Specific Scenarios Combining Effectiveness, Safety, and Cost in the Hong Kong Chinese General Population

18 January 2021

20210111 Annals of Family Medicine.PNG

Annals of Family Medicine - A Tale of 3 Asian Cities: How is Primary Care Responding to COVID-19 in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing?

11 January 2021

Assessing the impact of non-pharmaceutic

One Health - Assessing the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on the transmissibility and severity of COVID-19 during the first five months in the Western Pacific Region

5 January 2021


International Journal of Nursing Studies - Influenza Vaccine Uptake, COVID-19 Vaccination Intention and Vaccine Hesitancy Among Nurse: a Survey

5 December 2020

20201123 Science of The Total Environmen

Science of The Total Environment - Meteorological factors and COVID-19 incidence in 190 countries: An observational study

23 November 2020

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Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific - Settings of Virus Exposure and their Implications in the Propagation of Transmission Network in COVID-19 Outbreak

9 November 2020

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International Journal of Health Policy and Management - Health Service Utilization in Hong Kong During the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Cross-sectional Public Survey

19 October 2020

International Journal of Health Policy a

International Journal of Health Policy and Management - Competing or Interactive Effect Between Perceived Response Efficacy of Governmental Social Distancing Behaviors and Personal Freedom on Social Distancing Behaviors in the Chinese Adult General Population in Hong Kong 

18 October 2020

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Health & Place - Association of time to diagnosis with socioeconomic position and geographical accessibility to healthcare among symptomatic COVID-19 patients: A retrospective study in Hong Kong

17 October 2020

Journal of Medical Internet Research - E

Journal of Medical Internet Research - Epidemiological Parameters of COVID-19: Case Series Study

12 October 2020

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British Medical Bulletin - Narrative review of non-pharmaceutical behavioural measures for the prevention of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) based on the Health-EDRM framework

8 October 2020

Journal of Medical Internet Research - A

Journal of Medical Internet Research - Associations of Mental Health and Personal Preventive Measure Compliance With Exposure to COVID-19 Information During Work Resumption Following the COVID-19 Outbreak in China: Cross-Sectional Survey Study

8 October 2020

BMJ Global Health - Stringent containmen

BMJ Global Health - Stringent containment measures without complete city lockdown to achieve low incidence and mortality across two waves of COVID-19 in Hong Kong

7 October 2020


Health Expectations -

Public preference for COVID‐19 vaccines in China: A discrete choice experiment

6 October 2020

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Journal of Medical Internet Research - Self-Reported Compliance With Personal Preventive Measures Among Chinese Factory Workers at the Beginning of Work Resumption Following the COVID-19 Outbreak: Cross-Sectional Survey Study

29 September 2020


British Journal of General Practice -

Impact of COVID-19 on loneliness, mental health, and health service utilisation: a prospective cohort study of older adults with multimorbidity in primary care

28 September 2020


Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health -

Equitable exit strategy is required: lessons learnt from Hong Kong’s current resurgence of local outbreaks among individuals from highly deprived neighbourhoods

5 September 2020

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Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health -

Equitable Exit Strategy is Required: Lessons Learnt from Hong Kong's Current Resurgence of Local Outbreaks among Individuals from Highly Deprived Neighnourhoods

5 September 2020

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Emerging Infectious Diseases - Abrupt Subsidence of Seasonal Influenza after COVID-19 Outbreak, Hong Kong, China

27 August 2020

European Journal of Epidemiology-The pot

European Journal of Epidemiology - The potential impact of previous exposure to SARS or MERS on control of the COVID-19 pandemic

10 August 2020


Science of The Total Environment -
Particulate matter and SARS-CoV-2: A possible model of COVID-19 transmission

5 August 2020

International Journal of Health Policy a

International Journal of Health Policy and Management - Views on Workplace Policies and its Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: Cross-Sectional Survey of Employees

3 August 2020

Journal of Infectious Diseases - Prospec

Journal of Infectious Diseases - Prospective Study Comparing Deep Throat Saliva With Other Respiratory Tract Specimens in the Diagnosis of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019

1 August 2020

Journal Public Health - Regularizing Dai

Journal of Global Health - Regularizing daily routines for mental health during and after
the COVID-19 pandemic

28 July 2020

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American Journal of Bioethics -

Reopening Economies during the COIVD-19 Pandemic: Reasoning about Value Tradeoffs

27 July 2020


American Journal of Bioethics - 

Using a Public Health Ethics Framework to Unpick Discrimination in COVID-19 Responses

27 July 2020


International Journal of Epidemiology - Epidemiological characteristics of the first 100 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, a city with a stringent containment policy

30 June 2020

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BMJ - What is appropriate PPE? Lessons learned from healthcare worker COVID-19 infection in Hong Kong

7 July 2020


Journal of Hospital Infection -

Comparing the impact of various interventions to control the spread of COVID-19 in 12 countries

30 June 2020

Journal of Infection - Evaluation on dif

Journal of Infection - Evaluation on different non-pharmaceutical interventions during COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of 139 countries

21 June 2020

Journal of ID - Identifying a capability

Journal of Infectious Diseases - Identifying a Capability Framework That Could Mitigate the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in a Global Health Community

21 June 2020

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Journal of Infection - 

High SARS-CoV-2 infection rates in respiratory staff nurses and correlation of COVID-19 symptom patterns with PCR positivity and relative viral loads

18 June 2020

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Science of The Total Environment - 

A mechanism-based parameterisation scheme to investigate the association between transmission rate of COVID-19 and meteorological factors on plains in China

18 June 2020

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American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine -

COVID-19 and Public Interest in Face Mask Use

15 June 2020

Journal of Infection -

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in fecal specimens of patients with confirmed COVID-19: A meta-analysis

11 June 2020

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Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health - 

Association between time from SARS-CoV-2 onset to case confirmation and time to recovery across sociodemographic strata in Singapore

7 June 2020


The BMJ -

Covid-19: transforming healthcare will require collaboration and innovative policies

5 June 2020


The Lancet -

Informal home care providers: the forgotten health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

1 June 2020


Journal of Travel Medicine -

Positive impact of measures against COVID-19 on reducing influenza in the Northern Hemisphere

28 May 2020

American Psychologist - Negative Cogniti

American Psychologist - Negative Cognitive and Psychological Correlates of Mandatory Quarantine During the Initial COVID-19 Outbreak in China

28 May 2020

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Journal of Infection -

The potential impact of vulnerability and coping capacity on the pandemic control of COVID-19

28 May 2020

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Journal of Infection -

Strengthening early testing and surveillance of COVID-19 to enhance identification of asymptomatic patients

27 May 2020


European Urology -

A Global Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Urological Services

26 May 2020


Transboundary and Emerging Diseases -

Estimating the serial interval of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) based on the public surveillance data in Shenzhen, China, from 19 January to 22 February 2020

26 May 2020


The Journal of Hospital Infection-

Inferring super-spreading from transmission clusters of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore

21 May 2020


Journal of Infection-

Comparing hospitalised, community and staff COVID-19 infection rates during the early phase of the evolving COVID-19 epidemic

19 May 2020


Science of The Total Environment -
Medical mask versus cotton mask for preventing respiratory droplet transmission in micro environments

18 May 2020


International Journal of Nursing Studies-

COVID-19 pandemic,infodemic and the role of eHealth litracy

15 May 2020

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Nature - 

Aerodynamic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in two Wuhan hospitals

27 Apr 2020

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What can countries learn from Hong Kong's response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

24 Apr 2020


Eurosurveillance - 

Epidemiological characteristics of the first 53 laboratory - confirmed cases of COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong, 13 February 2020

23 Apr 2020

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CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases - 

Community Responses during Early Phase of COVID-19 Epidemic, Hong Kong

16 Apr 2020


Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology - Positive RT-PCR tests among discharged COVID-19 patients in Shenzhen, China

16 Apr 2020


The BMJ - 

Socioeconomic gradient in health and the covid-19 outbreak

1 Apr 2020


Journal of Infection - 

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in Hong Kong and implications for further spread

31 Mar 2020

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Journal of Travel Medicine - 

Serial interval in determining the estimation of reproduction number of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during the early outbreak

27 Mar 2020


Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology - COVID-19 and gender-specific difference: Analysis of public surveillance data in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, from January 10 to February 15, 2020

9 Mar 2020


Journal of Infection - 

Herd immunity – estimating the level required to halt the COVID-19 epidemics in affected countries


22 Feb 2020 


Journal of Travel Medicine - 

Quantifying the association between domestic travel and the exportation of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases from Wuhan, China in 2020: a correlational analysis


20 Feb 2020 


Community Response Study Results During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Hong Kong


18 Feb 2020


Journal of Clinical Medicine -

Estimating of the unreported number of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in China in the first half of January 2020: A data-driven modelling


1 Feb 2020