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Get vaccinated before winter as low temperatures increase severity of Covid-19, Hong Kong scientists warn

Hong Kong scientists are urging city residents to get vaccinated before winter in the wake of a new study showing low temperatures exacerbate the severity of Covid-19.The study, led by University of Hong Kong associate professor Jasper Chan Fuk-woo and top microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, found that hamsters housed at low temperatures had their neutralising antibody responses suppressed and suffered more severe reactions to the disease.The hamsters were each given the same dose of the…


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