COVID-19 Update (21 February, 2020)

Our understanding of this new disease continues at an unprecedented rate. Amongst the important research published this week is further evidence that the illness poses a low risk to children. A study in the Lancet also suggested no increased risk in later pregnancy and none of the babies in this study were infected. 80% of all cases are mild. Most deaths are occurring in older people with other illnesses. We have again produced a summary of the latest developments in our understanding of both the disease and the evolution of the epidemic.

As of today 0.001% of the population of Hong Kong have been infected by COVID-19 but 100% of us have been impacted in some way by change and uncertainty. Whether by the schools closing, working from home or simply the worry about the illness or even shortages of masks. We have put together some practical resources including an article on strategies for maintaining structure for children during the period of school closure. In addition to information written by our mental health professionals with resources on dealing with uncertainty and navigating the anxiety epidemic.

Education and information are key factors in the management of infectious disease. We continue to believe that given adequate, balanced, reliable information that most people will be less worried about the current situation. We would continue to encourage you to critically analyse all medical information (including ours) and ask if it is rational and logical.

Our COVID-19 health information resources are now available in Chinese and French.

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有關COVID-19最新資訊 (2020年2月21日)


我們對COVID-19這種新疾病的了解迅速增加。在本週發表的重要研究中,有進一步證據指出這病毒對兒童的威脅不大。在《刺針》發表的一項研究中還表明,處於懷孕後期的孕婦染病風險不會增加,而且研究中亦沒有嬰兒受感染。所有病例中,80%的患者症狀輕微,大部分死亡個案為同時患有其他病患的老年人。我們再次總結了我們對疾病疫情變化的最新了解。

到目前為止,香港人口中只有0.001%感染了COVID-19,但100%的人卻受到學校停學、在家工作、擔心會染病、甚或是擔心口罩不足等,各種變化和不確定問題影響。我們集合了一些實用的資訊想跟大家分享,當中包括在停學期間如何令兒童生活保持有規律的文章我們的精神健康專家亦提供了應付圍繞我們的不確定因素和處理焦慮症的建議

教育和資訊流通對控制流行病是最重要的。我們認為只要有足夠、平衡、可靠的資訊,大部分人便不會對當前局勢感到擔憂。我們鼓勵大家有批判性地分析所有醫療資訊(包括我們發出的資訊),並思考那些資訊是否合理和理智。

我們所有關於的COVID-19的資訊均有中文法文版本

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