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  1. HKU gets $30m to fund disease research

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The University of Hong Kong has received $30 million in grants to carry out scientific research on infectious diseases and to help build an advanced laboratory to carry out testing on animals. The $30 million is part of the government's $50 ...

  2. Why pay out for Sars?

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article headlined 'Lawmakers approve $155m Sars trust fund' (November 8). The article highlights the fact that lawmakers approved the fund, but questions whether the amount is sufficient, with Democratic Party legislator Cheung Ma ...

  3. No missed chance

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the leader headlined 'How Hong Kong missed a chance on Sars' (November 3). It was written in apparent support of an allegation made by Dr Philip Beh Swan-lip, clinical assistant professor in forensic pathology at Hong Kong University, ...

  4. Pioneering Sars tracker in running for top prize

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A computer system designed by the government to track down Sars patients last year is a finalist in the world-renowned Stockholm Challenge, which honours pioneering projects worldwide. It will be revealed on Friday whether the system that helped ...

  5. Victim beat virus but the worst was yet to come

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... Ella Lee and Patsy Moy When Ms Wong came down with Sars in March, she thought that was the worst of it. But after winning her month-long struggle for survival, the public hospital nurse realised the worst was yet to come. Although the mother of three has ...

  6. Premier says the economy will bounce back from Sars

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... The premier has warned that the economic impact of Sars will continue to be felt on the mainland for some time to come. Speaking to Hong Kong officials and dignitaries at Government House yesterday, Wen Jiabao conceded that Guangdong, Beijing and northern ...

  7. Death rate in line with others' if victims' age is factored in

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Far fewer died on the mainland, but the toll is close to Singapore's and Canada's The Sars mortality rate in Hong Kong is comparable to that in Canada and Singapore, ... was significantly lower than that in Taiwan, where 27.1 per cent of patients died. The fatality rate in Singapore was 13.9 per cent and in Canada 16.3 per cent, according to the report. It attributed ...

  8. Trust fund topped up to $155 million

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Another $20 million is being added to the government's trust fund for Sars victims and their families, bringing the total to $155 million. The extra money will be used to increase the amount to be spent on people recovering from Sars who su ...

  9. Flawed findings

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In spite of the Expert Committee's emphasis in its report that it had maintained a spirit of openness and transparency, the public consensus has been one of discontent with the contents. I do not think that this report fully reflects the truth. And i ...

  10. Lawmakers back more aid for Sars victims

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Sars victims and their families should receive more financial aid to help them cope with the long-term impact of their ordeal, lawmakers said yesterday. A motion by Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung urging the government to relax the eligibility and op ...




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