Fresh blood testing aimed at uncovering Hong Kong’s asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19 is necessary to give us a more complete understanding of the situation HKU’s Malik Peiris told the Post in a recent interview. Photo: Bloomberg
Fresh blood testing aimed at uncovering Hong Kong’s asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19 is necessary to give us a more complete understanding of the situation HKU’s Malik Peiris told the Post in a recent interview. Photo: Bloomberg

exclusive | Coronavirus: Hong Kong virologist calls for wide-scale antibody testing aimed at detecting city’s true number of Covid-19 cases

  • An infection percentage that includes asymptomatic cases would offer firmer ground for government decisions about scaling the economy back up
  • ‘The only way to find out how big the iceberg is by serological testing,’ HKU’s Malik Peiris tells the Post

Fresh blood testing aimed at uncovering Hong Kong’s asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19 is necessary to give us a more complete understanding of the situation HKU’s Malik Peiris told the Post in a recent interview. Photo: Bloomberg
Fresh blood testing aimed at uncovering Hong Kong’s asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19 is necessary to give us a more complete understanding of the situation HKU’s Malik Peiris told the Post in a recent interview. Photo: Bloomberg
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