Covid-19 vaccines saved 20 million lives in first year – study

Covid vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths in the first year after they were introduced, according to the first large modeling study on the topic released Friday. Covid-19 vaccine. File photo: GovHK. The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, is based on data from 185 countries and territories collected from December 8, 2020 to … Read more

Proportion of Hong Kong children who are overweight, obese more than doubled during Covid-19 – CUHK study

The proportion of Hong Kong children who are overweight and obese has more than doubled during the Covid-19 pandemic, a Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) survey has found. A local children’s health advocacy group said some pupils had turned to snacks when they “inevitably felt bored” as coronavirus forced schools to close. File photo: … Read more

HKMA, Bank of Israel, and BIS Hong Kong to Pilot Study on Retail CBDCs

by Fintech News Hong Kong June 17, 2022 The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), together with the Bank of Israel (BOI) and the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub (BISIH) Hong Kong Center, announced a joint research on retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) called Project Sela. This will be led by the BISIH Hong … Read more

Museum Study Act Passes State Legislature, Awaits Governor’s Signature

The New York State Legislature passed A.9710 / S.8934 “An act in relation to conducting a study of public and private museums in New York state,” unanimously in the Assembly on May 24th and in the Senate on June 2nd. “This bill will make a difference to every museum in the state regardless of budget … Read more

Study Calls For Champlain Canal Barrier To Control Invasive Species

The US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and the non-Federal sponsor, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) have announced the completion of the Champlain Canal Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Barrier Phase 1 Study and the recommendation that a barrier be installed to … Read more

Some readers of online media in Hong Kong exhibit racial biases and discrimination, study finds

A study funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has found that while online media in Hong Kong have largely been professional when reporting on issues related to race or ethnic minorities, their readers were more likely to discriminate. Photo: Almond Li / HKFP. Scholars from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and the … Read more