In the programme, Dr Nicholas Thomas, Associate Professor from City University’s Department of Asian and International Studies, talked about how different countries in Asia and Europe are handling the COVID-19 situation.
Knowledge on the epidemiological features and transmission patterns of COVID-19 is accumulating. Detailed line-list data with household settings can advance the understanding of COVID-19 transmission dynamics.
Date 26 February 2021 (Friday) Time 8pm (HKT) / 12nn (GMT) / 7am (EST) Format Conducted via Zoom Register Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Topics & Speakers 1) China’s Public Health Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, Huang Yanzhong (Council on Foreign Relations, USA) 2) COVID-19 and China’s Belt and Road Diplomacy in Eurasia, Elizabeth Wishnick (Montclair University, USA) 3) The Securitization of COVID-19 and The Myth of the Authoritarian Advantage in Infectious Disease Control, Catherine Yuk-ping Lo (University College Maastricht, Netherlands) 4) COVID19: A Lens into the Past and Future of Health Security in Africa, Anne Roemer-Mahler (University of Sussex, UK) | Lewis Husain (Institute of Development Studies, UK) Adamu Addissie (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia) | Yisambi Mwanshemele (EngenderHealth, Tanzania) Enquiries +852-3442-2849 / OH.email@example.com Click here for Event Poster
Dr Ben LI Kin-kit and his collaborators conducted a study to investigate Hong Kong nurses’ influenza vaccine uptake rate, their intention to have COVID-19 vaccine and the psychological underpinnings of their vaccine hesitancy.
A research team led by Professor Christine HUANG Yihui, Chair Professor of Communication and Media, conducted a poll to find out citizens’ willingness to get vaccinated and any correlation between their tendencies and backgrounds.
Date: 7 May 2021 (Friday) Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (HKT) / 6:30am – 8:30am (US, EST) / 11:30am – 1:30pm (UKT) Zoom registration: https://bit.ly/3anDzQq Meeting ID: 965 2753 2526 Passcode: 798600 Speakers & Topics: – Social isolation among HK community elderly before and during COVID-19, and its implication for new community care model by Prof Stephen SHUM & Ms Hera LEUNG, College of Business, City University of Hong Kong – Challenges and strategies to maintain fidelity when providing care to older adults amidst of COVID-19 pandemic by Melanie A PRINCE, President of Case Management Society of America, USA – Being adaptable: Reflections on the challenge and successes of health and social care practice to families during the pandemic in the UK by Sue FORD, Vice-Chair, Case Management Society, UK – Can technology be used to progress case management for catastrophically injured clients: a reflection of the COVID-19 crisis on effective rehabilitation advocacy and care support for our clients by Niccola IRWIN, Non-Executive Director, Case Management Society, UK Please click here to learn more about the details and rundown. Enquiries Tel: +852 3442 6541 Email: OH.firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Mark R THOMPSON of CityU's Department of Asian and International Studies comments on Hong Kong government's plan to make vaccination mandatory for domestic helpers, which was suspended after a diplomatic backlash.
Dr Nicolas Thomas explains why a conversation needs to be started as to what the pandemic endgame will look like, as Hong Kong and the world look forward to the reopening of borders, and the resumption of trade and travel.
Date 24 August 2021 (Tue) Time 4pm – 5:10pm (HKT) 9am – 10:10am (UKT) Format Zoom Meeting Registration Click here for registration. Speaker Dr Stavroula KOUSTA, Chief Editor, Nature Human Behaviour, Nature Publishing Group Abstract Human behaviour has been critical in shaping the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions of individuals, groups, nation states and international bodies have all had a role to play in curbing its spread. This means that insights from the behavioural, social and health sciences have been and will continue to be invaluable throughout the course of the pandemic. The behavioural, social and health science communities responded rapidly to the crisis by sharing insights from the existing literature and, importantly, by mobilising swiftly to collect new, directly applicable evidence to guide policy and assist individuals, communities and governments in managing the pandemic. At the same time, behavioural, social and health scientists have faced the challenge of balancing the urgent need for evidence to guide policy with the need to communicate uncertainties responsibly. In this talk, Dr Kousta will discuss how the pandemic reshaped how human behavioural research is carried out and communicated, as well as the challenges in bridging the gap between science, policy and the general public in a time of crisis. Enquiries +852 3442-2849 / OH.email@example.com
Given New Zealand has so far been regarded as successful in fighting the pandemic, Dr Christoph HAFNER of CityU’s Department of English investigates whether (and how) the NZ government’s communication practices have played a role throughout the process.