A boy has his temperature taken as he arrives at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on January 20, 2004, where a man was in isolation after showing Sars-like symptoms. Hong Kong had been declared Sars-free the previous year, after 299 died of the disease. Photo: AFP
Anne Li
Opinion

Opinion

Anne Li

Wuhan virus outbreak and Sars history should push Hong Kong towards bold steps in research collaboration

  • During Sars, Hong Kong learned the importance of cross-institutional cooperation in research and clinical practice
  • The city must bring its most gifted researchers together under one roof and encourage interdisciplinary projects, like the Broad Institute in the US

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A boy has his temperature taken as he arrives at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on January 20, 2004, where a man was in isolation after showing Sars-like symptoms. Hong Kong had been declared Sars-free the previous year, after 299 died of the disease. Photo: AFP
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Anne Li

Anne Li

Anne Li is a researcher at Our Hong Kong Foundation

Melvin Kan

Melvin Kan

Melvin Kan an assistant researcher at Our Hong Kong Foundation