Health & Medicine

Mother’s milk could help fight coronavirus, study finds

Chinese researchers found that exposure to human breast milk helps kill the virus that causes Covid-19.

3 hours ago
Hong Kong records six new Covid-19 cases, including local construction worker

One colleague at Kai Tak construction site has tested preliminary positive, while another was feeling ill when approached by health officials.

27 Sep 2020 - 6:04PM
Low-income new arrivals in Hong Kong struggle during Covid-19

Many poor families from mainland do not qualify for one-off HK$10,000 government allowance.

27 Sep 2020 - 4:36PM
politico | Here’s how the pandemic finally ends

A vaccine by early 2021, a steady decline in cases by next fall and back to normal in a few years – 11 top experts look into the future.

27 Sep 2020 - 2:15PM
New Zealand identifies its first coronavirus case – seven months after infection

The infection occurred in late February after exposure to a visitor from Italy but the family suffering symptoms was not tested at the time.

23 Sep 2020 - 3:26PM
Why China has left its options open for WHO’s global vaccine plan

Beijing has already promised access and loans for potential shots and that may be seen as a better bet for its diplomatic agenda than joining the COVAX facility, observers say.

23 Sep 2020 - 11:12AM
Hongkongers were most angry during dine-in ban amid pandemic: survey

Survey was based on 400,000 posts on social media, more than 4.7 million online comments, and interactions among internet users between May 16 and September 6.

23 Sep 2020 - 12:37AM
WHO reports global weekly record of coronavirus cases

The coronavirus pandemic appears to be accelerating worldwide, with new cases soaring last week to a new seven-day high of almost 2 million.

22 Sep 2020 - 10:23PM
Philippines’ President Duterte extends coronavirus state of calamity for another year

State of calamity allows officials to draw emergency funds quickly anywhere in the country, and to control the prices of basic commodities like rice and cooking oil.

22 Sep 2020 - 12:15PM
Japanese firm Ushio launches UV light that kills coronavirus

Conventional UV rays cannot be used in spaces where there are people as they cause skin cancer and eye problems. But Ushio’s light is safe for humans.

22 Sep 2020 - 9:58AM
More than 150 nations join global vaccine plan, US and China absent

Trump administration has already secured supplies through bilateral deals, prompting accusations of selfish behaviour to the detriment of poor countries.

22 Sep 2020 - 10:23PM
Coronavirus: Taj Mahal reopens, Singapore develops robot test

In India, about 100,000 new infections and more than 1,000 deaths have been reported daily. Indonesia recorded 4,200 new Covid-19 cases on Monday.

21 Sep 2020 - 8:46PM
‘Absolutely not’ lab outbreak, virologist says, as HKU tests return no positives so far

Hours before city confirms six new cases, Peiris tells Post infection timeline suggests infected researcher ‘certainly acquired it in the community’.

22 Sep 2020 - 9:53AM
Covid-19 insomnia, and why it needs nipping in the bud

A big additional workload, no stress-relieving exercise with gyms shut, and three children of her own to help with remote learning – Hong Kong teacher Miranda Wong is sleeping a lot less amid the pandemic and her mood is affected.

20 Sep 2020 - 7:23PM
Artists anxious for pandemic measures to ease, so the show can go on

Dancers, musicians, Cantonese opera performers keep in shape, waiting for shows to resume.

19 Sep 2020 - 12:39PM
Trump expects enough coronavirus vaccine ‘for every American’ by April

US president claims ‘historic progress’ on potential Covid-19 shots, contradicting timeline given by top health official.

19 Sep 2020 - 5:06AM
Biden rejects Trump’s vaccine claim, warns president can’t be trusted

The idea that there’s going to be a vaccine and everything’s gonna be fine tomorrow is not reasonable, Biden told a town hall.

18 Sep 2020 - 11:07AM
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