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Many Hongkongers show signs of PTSD from Covid-19 pandemic, study finds
12.4 per cent of respondents showed signs of PTSD, researchers warn the situation likely worsened during fifth wave.
Aerosol version of CanSino adenovirus vaccine produced up to 24 times the antibodies against Delta than the control group, according to paper.
The shots are available at vaccination centres and open for walk-ins until a new online booking system is set up.
China has yet to approve any mRNA vaccines, which have a much higher efficacy rate than ones made using older forms of technology.
A clinical trial conducted in Pakistan using Jinhua Qinggan granules, which are recommended for use in mainland China’s treatment of the disease, found a shorter recovery time.
As of Friday, US travellers to China need only show two PCR test results and a negative antigen report, Chinese mission says, citing changing nature of virus.
Dr Edwin Tsui, Centre for Health Protection’s controller, notes admissions to hospital have fallen and number of most worrying cases is also down.
One theory suggests the lingering presence of the coronavirus may have triggered an immune response that led to liver damage.
HSBC Life, Manulife and AIA among the major insurance firms reporting strong growth of sales in the first quarter as their digital tools help to boost sales during the fifth wave of Covid-19.
Professor Gabriel Leung says recent daily caseload of about 300 implies reproduction rate of virus is at 1, meaning health crisis could worsen ‘if things tilt in the wrong direction’.
The city is aiming to achieve its ‘societal zero-Covid’ target by May 20, Wu Qing, the city’s executive vice-mayor, told a press briefing on Friday morning.
Health authorities say at least 30 infections have been detected among diners and staff at Sky Cuisine restaurant in Sheung Wan, with one of the customers aged 117.
US President Joe Biden warns other nations there’s ‘still so much left to do’, as US marks 1 million coronavirus deaths.
Tuen Mun Hospital says it immediately launched an investigation into mix-up when it was told by mortuary worker the wrong corpse had been sent to funeral parlour.
Survey finds 81.1 per cent of 1,633 people interviewed scored six and above on family happiness, but overall index of 6.98 is lowest since 2019.
Health officials reveal that five cases, involving four families, have recently been uncovered in West Terrace, one of five blocks in Sai Wan Estate.
Dr Ho Hiu-fai recalls how helpless he felt when patients could not receive immediate treatment at height of city’s fifth Covid-19 wave.
A team of Chinese researchers say it could be related to lower levels of a small molecule.