Friday, March 14, 2003
PNEUMONIA-LIKE ILLNESS PROMPTS GLOBAL ALERT

The outbreak's first cases were reported on February 26. By the time the disease was mentioned in the Mercury News, the disease had sickened dozens of hospital workers and killed many people, including an American businessman. The outbreak news is largely ignored as attention focuses on impending events in Iraq.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003
HUNDREDS CANCEL TRIPS OVER FEARS OF OUTBREAK

AMID ILLNESS, HANOI STRIVING FOR CALM

CALIFORNIA GUARDS AGAINST MYSTERY ILLNESS


This outbreak looks to be serious. No one knows what it is yet or how it is spread. It's in Hong Kong, which is a international center for travel... so it seems likely it will soon appear in other countries. Will we come up with a way to defeat it... or will it just become a new fact of life in our world?

Thursday, March 20, 2003
11 CASES IN U.S.
MAY BE NEW ILLNESS


Uh-oh - seems it's here already.
Friday, March 21, 2003
3 IN BAY AREA MAY
HAVE NEW ILLNESS

The San Francisco Bay Area gets a lot of traffic from Asia, making it particularly vulnerable to Asian diseases.
Saturday, March 22, 2003
HOSPITALIZED SANTA CLARA COUNTY MAN STAYED AT HOTEL TIED TO NEW ILLNESS

The story of the Hong Kong hotel is very troubling. The disease struck many people on one floor of the hotel, indicating that it has a mode of transmission beyond 'close contact.'

Tuesday, March 25, 2003
THIRD SUSPECTED MYSTERY VIRUS CASE IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY

SCIENTISTS SEEK MICROBE BEHIND DEADLY DISEASE


It's alarming that the infectious agent hasn't been identified yet - it's almost a month since the outbreak began.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003
FEARS GROW OVER HOW MYSTERY ILLNESS SPREADS

ALAMEDA COUNTY WOMAN THOUGHT TO HAVE MYSTERY VIRAL ILLNESS


The case reports have a worrisome subtext: it seems that certain people who have the disease become very efficient at transmitting it. Maybe it infects them in a different way than others? They are infected in the nose, or throat, or ... ? Aside from these people, the disease seems to move fairly slowly.

Thursday, March 27, 2003
NEW VIRUS SUSPECTED IN MARIN COUNTY CASE

CHINA REPORT DOUBLES NUMBER OF SICK

CONCERN OVER ILLNESS DELAYS ROLLING STONES SHOWS


It's bad news to hear that the disease is still spreading in China. Earlier reports had held out the hope that the outbreak was 'burning itself out.'

Friday, March 28, 2003
FOURTH CASE OF NEW FLU-LIKE ILLNESS SUSPECTED
In Santa Clara County

HEALTH GROUP MOVES TO HALT ILLNESS AT AIRPORTS
"...the World Health Organization urged airports in affected cities to ask passengers about their health..."

ILLNESS, WAR HURTING VIETNAM TOURISM


The airports should consider more stringent measures to stop the disease spread. Of course, this may be closing the barn door after the horses are already gone...
Saturday, March 29, 2003
HONG KONG ANXIOUS AMID
58 NEW CASES OF DISEASE

"...fifty-eight new cases reported in a single day..."

The quarantine net needs to be made wider...

Sunday, March 30, 2003
ILLNESS MAY SPREAD EASILY
Potent New Respiratory Disease Appears to Quickly Claim New Victims

SONOMA COUNTY SEES FIRST MYSTERY VIRUS CASE


The headline says out loud what we've been secretly fearing - that SARS is very infectious in some cases.

Monday, March 31, 2003
HONG KONG: RESIDENTS QUARANTINED OVER FLULIKE DISEASE

CANADA: SECOND TORONTO HOSPITAL CLOSED OVER ILLNESS FEARS


The troubles in Toronto have been largely ignored here in California. No one told us that the first hospital closed...

Tuesday, April 1, 2003
CASE OF MYSTERY VIRUS SUSPECTED IN SAN FRANCISCO

HONG KONG: OFFICIALS TRYING TO STEM SPREAD OF MYSTERY VIRUS

BUSINESS SECTION:
VIRUS HURTING
BUSINESS IN ASIA
Travel Industry,
Other Firms Suffer


What's the dollar cost of SARS at this point? How many millions of dollars lost?

Wednesday, April2, 2003
FLIGHT FROM TOKYO DETAINED AT SAN JOSE AIRPORT IN ILLNESS SCARE
Companies Limit
Travel to Asia

AIRCRAFT AIRFLOW SYSTEMS FILTER OUT MOST GERMS
Viruses, Bacteria Can Be Spread Among Passengers, Researchers Say

BEIJING DENIES IT WAS TOO SLOW ON NEW AILMENT

COLUMN:
NEW ILLNESS SPREADING FROM ASIA TO U.S., BUT THERE'S NO REASON TO PANIC

EDITORIAL:
PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM IS SERIOUSLY ILL ITSELF


The article on aircraft airflow systems won't pacify many people. People know that they often seem to catch colds and whatnot when flying, so what would make SARS different?

The editorial points out that our public health system is unprepared for an outbreak. If what happened to Hong Kong happens to us, the outcome would be no better.

Thursday, April 3, 2003
HUNDREDS MORE ILL IN CHINA
Test for Mystery Ailment Ready; U.S. Not Hit As Hard As Other Nations

FEAR OF ILLNESS IS UPENDING TRAVEL PLANS

THAI AIRWAYS ALTERS SCHEDULE FOR SARS


People are understandably implementing their own quarantine system: they are refusing to travel.

Friday, April 4, 2003
MYSTERY-AILMENT WATCH EXPANDS: Santa Clara County to Go Beyond U.S. Guidelines
"The county is at the center of the country's SARS outbreak..."

STRUGGLING WITH NEW AILMENT:
China Insists Lung Ailment is Controlled;

Authorities Report Vietnam's First Case Outside the Capital;

More People Will Be Monitored

SOUTHEAST ASIAN GROUP TO DISCUSS WAR, SARS
"Southeast Asian trade ministers pledged Thursday to strengthen ties to better deal with the economic impact from the war in Iraq and an outbreak of a deadly mystery disease that has hit three continents..."

INDONESIA EXPECTS DROP IN VISITORS

Saturday, April 5, 2003
CONCERN SPURS
OUTBREAK OF FEAR
"With growing fears over severe acute respiratory syndrome, some Bay Area Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders are canceling trips to Asia, buying surgical masks by the dozens and even avoiding some Asian restaurants..."

BUSH ALLOWS QUARANTINES FOR MYSTERY ILLNESS


The pictures of people wearing surgical masks reminds me of photos from the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918-9. In these old photos, you see streets full of people wearing masks. It was ineffective then: the so-called Spanish Flu (which actually started in the U.S.) went all around the globe and killed at least 20 million people (some say closer to 40 million). Not a reassuring comparison.
Sunday, April 6, 2003
'SUPER SPREADERS' COULD BE KEY TO DISEASE

Aha. They are finally acknowledging that some people seem to be walking epidemics. But still no clue as to why.
Monday, April 7, 2003
AS DISEASE CASES RISE, HOSPITALS COULD FALTER
 

Tuesday, April 8, 2003
NEW CASES OF DISEASE TROUBLE HEALTH OFFICIALS
"World Health Organization officials, who had said they were close to containing a mysterious new respiratory disease in many areas, said they suffered serious setbacks Monday... because new cases of SARS appeared in Singapore and Vietnam."

TWO AIRLINES CUT FLIGHTS, CITING WAR, SARS

MICROCHIP WARNS OF REVENUE SHORTFALL
"Semiconductor manufacturer Microchip Technology on Monday warned for the second time in three weeks that fourth-quarter sales would fall short of expectations, blaming a dropoff in business due to the war in Iraq and the spread of the SARS illness."

CHINA'S EARLY SECRECY ON SARS MAY NOW BE DAMAGING ECONOMY

U.S. AT LOW RISK
IN GLOBAL SCARE:
ONLY A FEW NEED TO TAKE PROTECTION MEASURES

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2003
ILLNESS MAY BE
HARD TO CONTROL
"Health officials in Hong Kong and Singapore warned their citizens Tuesday that the agent that causes a mysterious respiratory disease had spread so far in their communities that it would be hard to bring under control any time soon, if ever..."

CATHAY CEO: SARS SHATTERS ASIA TOURISM

STANFORD RECLAIMS DORMS FOR SARS QUARANTINE HOUSING


SARS may become a permanent part of the human landscape, just like HIV or TB or the flu. This is the first time I've seen that possible reality in print.

Thursday, April 10, 2003
GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF CONCEALING ILLNESS

EDITORIAL:
SARS CAUTION IS WARRANTED
"Santa Clara County's public health officer, Marty Fenstersheib, thinks it's time to start screening for SARS at airports..."

 

Friday, April 11, 2003
HEALTH OFFICIALS CONFIRM FIRST CASE OF MYSTERY ILLNESS IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY

FEAR OF NEW ILLNESS GRIPS CHINA'S CAPITAL

 

Saturday, April 12, 2003
HONG KONG: MYSTERY MALADY CONTINUES TO SPREAD

FLORIDA: NEW ILLNESS TRANSMITTED TO COWORKER


Movie script material: in Singapore they're hunting a fugitive from the "Communicable Diseases Center" who may be a carrier.

Also: illness reported on a Malaysian cruise ship. We learned about that danger during Base Camp Earth...

Today's Numbers: at least 2,700 ill, at least 116 dead.

Sunday, April 13, 2003
SINGAPORE: WRIST TAGS TO MONITOR THOSE UNDER QUARANTINE

Official death toll rises to 125, in 20 countries.
Monday, April 14, 2003
GENETIC CODE
OF SARS CRACKED
Test for virus could follow
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
74 MORE SARS CASES
REPORTED IN CHINA
Health officials fear illness is spreading quickly

BUSINESS:
Novellus Profit is Up,
But SARS is Factor
"'When my team goes out to talk with customers, the first hours of the meeting are spent on the war and SARS rather than on business,' said Chairman and CEO Richard Hill. 'We are just sort of astounded at the hysteria.'"


Base Camp Earth's Expedition 3 learned about how diseases establish "reservoirs" - places where the disease harbors and then ventures out into the general population. It's very possible that China will be the world's reservoir for SARS - the illness may be too widespread to stop. It's also possible that the illness can not be contained at this point, and will have its reservoir in the global human population.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003
EXPERTS CLOSE IN
ON CAUSE OF SARS

TRADE GROUP CONDEMNS SARS TRAVEL BAN
"A trade association representing 17 major airlines in the Asia-Pacific region urged governments against imposing travel bans to fight SARS and said the deadly ailment poses the worst crisis yet faced by carriers in the region."


Monkeys infected with the coronavirus suspected of causing SARS have come down with SARS-like symptoms.

 

Thursday, April 17, 2003
ILLNESS HURTS
GLOBAL BUSINESS
Travel cuts hit Valley and Asia

SARS CASES IN BEIJING EXPLODING
Official figure much too low; health team warns of spread

SAN FRANCISCO
CHINATOWN IS HURTING
Stores already suffered from travel slump, and now this

BUSINESS:
"We're like a punch-drunk prize fighter who doesn't know which way to turn."
-John Koldowski of the Pacific Asia Travel Assn.


For the first time, a SARS story gets the lead position in the Mercury News: on the first page, above the fold. The headline story focuses on the economic impact of the disease. Meanwhile, on page 19A, an article reveals that "the actual number of SARS cases in Beijing may be more than five times the official figure and growing fast."

Worldwide toll is now set at 3,293 people ill and 161 deaths. A Mercury News chart inexplicably leaves out the Canadian SARS outbreak, the third largest in the world, with around 250 people infected and 13 deaths.

California is reported to have 42 suspected and 1 confirmed case of SARS, spread out over 21 counties.

Also, the disease gets its first mention on the funny pages: a character in Aaron McGruder's strip THE BOONDOCKS notes that "a mysterious killer illness, the economy on the verge of collapse, and someone in North Korea" with nuclear weapons are some of the issues today being ignored by the White House and the media in favor of news about Iraq. The strip points up the U.S. government's lack of any pro-active action regarding the outbreak; outside of adding SARS to the list of quarantinable diseases, there has been no White House mention of the disease at all.

Friday, April 18, 2003
MANY MIRED IN VIETNAM
Quarantines, travel bans and fear grinding life, business to a halt

SARS TEST NEAR COMPLETION FOR EASIER DIAGNOSIS OF ILLNESS

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SUSPENDING PROGRAMS IN BEIJING OVER ILLNESS


A photo shows people in Singapore boarding an airplane under the watchful eye of a thermal scanner - designed to sound an alert whenever people with fever come into view.

Saturday, April 19, 2003
CHINA'S LEADERS
CONFRONT THREAT
LEADERS WARN AGAINST
SARS COVERUP

ODD CASE IN TORONTO
SETS OFF FEAR OF
OUTBREAK
"Public health officials are trying to calm fears about a possible SARS infection in Toronto that hasn't been linked to other cases of the flulike disease..."

AIRLINES AILING UNDER SARS
Canceled flights, frightened travelers leave Asian carriers struggling


Toronto continues to be a 'hot zone," with 250 cases and 13 deaths. The latest news focuses on 4 possible new cases in a Toronto condominium complex... again raising the worry that SARS has ways of spreading within buildings that are yet not understood.

"The SARS Outbreak" now appears to be an ongoing news feature in the Mercury News, with its own section header.

Sunday, April 20, 2003
CHINA ADMITS RISE IN SARS, FIRES TWO OFFICIALS IN COVERUP
Sharp Rise In Cases
(Lead story)

BEIJING OFFICIALS
ACCUSED OF LYING

FEAR OF ILLNESS PROMPTS VIETNAM TO STUDY CLOSING CHINA BORDER

 
Monday, April 21, 2003
CHINA'S PASS-THE-BUCK HABIT LET SARS SPREAD
(Editorial)
 

Tuesday, April 22, 2003
BAY AREA
SARS FEARS
HIT HOME
for Chinese-Americans

SHARP SARS SURGE
REPORTED IN CHINA

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2003
CHINA MOBILIZES TO CURE SPREAD ACROSS NATION
Officials Fired Over Handling Of Illness

CONCERN OVER SARS HURTING CANADA ECONOMY
"The SARS outbreak will slash Canada's economic growth by half this quarter, J.P. Morgan Chase said Tuesday."

 

Thurssday, April 24, 2003
U.N. AGENCY URGES TRAVELERS TO AVOID BEIJING, TORONTO
Unprecedented Warnings Latest Attempt to Contain Deadly Outbreak

"'We're doing this to try to stop this disease from becoming endemic.'"

 

Friday, April 25, 2003
Inside:
QUARANTINE IN CHINA
OVER MYSTERY ILLNESS

CHINA QUARANTINES THOUSANDS
SARS Outbreak Forces Isolation Orders

 

Saturday, April 26, 2003
ASIA BRACES FOR
CRUSH OF SARS
More Quarantines, 13 Deaths As Disease Keeps Spreading

EXPERTS HOPEFUL,
FEARFUL ON SARS
Some say
spread will stop;
others predicting
it's here to stay

Business Section
SARS BOOSTS BIOPHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS' STOCK

 

Sunday, April 27, 2003
The SARS Outbreak - Global Anxiety

SARS: THE ORIGIN
New Light Shed on Virus As A World Copes With Its Impact

HONG KONG TOURISM
SINKING FROM SARS

Foreign Editorials on SARS:
CANADA: Clueless Canadians

THAILAND: Eyes on the Summit

JAPAN: Bush-league Response

AUSTRALIA: China Wakes Up

CHINA: A Test for Leaders

 
Monday, April 28, 2003
SARS OUTBREAK CONTAINED IN VIETNAM
AGENCY REPORTS NO NEW CASES IN 20 DAYS
 

Tuesday, April 29, 2003
SARS CONTAGION REACHES ITS PEAK, AGENCY REPORTS
China Criticized For Failing To Share Information to Stop Spread of Virus

Editorial
THE DANGER OF SARS SECRECY

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2003
GUARDED HOPE
OF BLOCKING ILLNESS
Health Experts Say Safeguards Working, But Risks Remain

CHINA VOWS COOPERATION TO FIGHT SARS WORLDWIDE

SANTA CLARA COUNTY REPORTS 2 POSSIBLE SARS CASES

 

Thursday, May 1, 2003
HONG KONG REPORTS RELAPSE IN 12
News May Signal Faulty Treatment, Or A Recurrance

U.S. ADDS FOUR NEW TESTS FOR ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS

 

Friday, May 2, 2003
NEW SARS WORRIES EMERGE EVEN AS CASES PLATEAU
Officials Suspect Recovered Patients Can Still Spread Virus

SARS FEARS POSTPONE TAIWAN COMPUTER SHOW

 
Saturday, May 3, 2003
AS TAIWAN JOINS SARS BATTLE, BEIJING RELENTS
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TEAM WILL ASSESS OUTBREAK ON ISLAND
 
Sunday, May 4, 2003
SARS STUDIES SHOW TOUGH VIRUS CAN WITHSTAND COLD, DETERGENT
Test Results Crucial to Shaping Strategies on Curbing Epidemic
 
Monday, May 5, 2003
FEAR OF SARS SPURRING MANY TO WAIT IT OUT IN CALIFORNIA
Fear of illness sends some to U.S.
 

Tuesday, May 6, 2003
SARS-RELATED PATENTS SPARK SOME BATTLES
AGENCIES, FIRMS, RESEARCHERS VIE

SCICLONE DRUG USED IN CHINA AGAINST SARS

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2003
SARS DEATH RATE HIGHER THAN BELIEVED
Mortality Figures Called 'Alarming'

UC-BERKELEY BARS
THOSE FROM LANDS
STRICKEN BY SARS
500 KEPT OUT OF SUMMER CLASSES

CHINESE VILLAGERS ATTACK SARS FACILITY
Rioters Ransack Quarantine Buildings in Two Provinces

WHO: CHINA IS WILD CARD
As Threat Subsides Elsewhere, More Cases Erupt in Populous Nation

SARS OUTBREAK HURTS HONG KONG RETAIL SALES

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP GAMES MAY BE HELD IN SAN JOSE BECAUSE OF SARS SCARE

AFFYMETRIX CENTRALIZES VIRUS' GENETIC CODE

 

Thursday, May 8, 2003
SOUTHEAST ASIA REELS AT COSTS OF SARS
BUT HIGH-TECH FIRMS HAVEN'T FELT THE PAIN

CATHAY PACIFIC PASSENGERS DOWN 75%

U.S. HOSPITALS ILL-PREPARED IF EMERGENCY OCCURS, GAO FINDS

 

Friday, May 9, 2003
TRAVEL WARNING
FOR TAIWAN
OVER SARS
DEATH RATE ESTIMATE HAS DOUBLED TO 15%;
TRIPS DISCOURAGED

CHINA OFFICIALS GET ULTIMATUM ON SARS
Nation pressured to
stop spread

GRAPH
The growing menace of SARS

RUSSIA LIMITING TRAVEL TO AND FROM CHINA
Lab Results Pending in Tentative Diagnosis of Nation's First SARS Case

COLUMN - L.A. CHUNG
RISK OF SARS MUST BE KEPT IN PERSPECTIVE

EDITORIAL
U.S. IS MAKING THE RIGHT MOVES IN HELPING CHINA FIGHT SARS

 

Saturday, May 10, 2003
ANTI-VIRUS STEPS BEGIN TO TAKE HOLD IN BEIJING
New Cases Drop Sharply in Capital

UC-BERKELEY TO MODIFY POLICY REGARDING SARS

Grapevine
HARROWING EXPERIENCE FOR COUPLE IN CHINA

ORACLE SAYS SALES ARE SLOWING IN ASIA

THAI AIRWAYS TO PAY FOR SARS INFECTION

 

Sunday, May 11, 2003
OLD, NEW CHINA AIDED EPIDEMIC
Economic Focus Has Weakened Mao's Health System

UC-BERKELEY MODIFIES BAN ON ASIAN SUMMER STUDENTS
80 allowed to attend summer courses

"If we don't fix it in China, it will never be fixed anywhere. China could re-seed the world."
- Peter Cordingly, World Health Organization

 
Monday, May 12, 2003
COLLEGES TAKE AIM AT SARS
Foreign students, overseas study spur varied actions
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2003
A NEW AGE OF GERMS
Fast-changing Modern World Paves Way for Viral Travelers
 

Wednesday, May 14, 2003
CHINA TOUGHENS RULES
ON EPIDEMIC REPORTS
In wake of SARS,
immediate data mandated

SCIENTISTS PURSUING TREATMENT FOR SARS
Previous research shows some promise

SAS TRAVEL GROUP POSTS WIDER LOSS

 

Thursday, May 15, 2003
CDC ADVISES NOT BARRING PEOPLE FROM SARS AREAS

34 FLIGHTS SUSPENDED BY SINGAPORE AIRLINES

SARS, BAD ECONOMY SEND LUFTHANSA TO LOSS

 

Friday, May 16, 2003
SARS TALLY IMPRECISE IN TAIWAN AS OUTBREAK GROWS

IN FIGHT AGAINST SARS, CHINA RELIES ON TRADITION
Herbal treatments, Western medicine are widely paired

CHINA SUSPENDS FOREIGN ADOPTIONS OVER SARS FEARS

CHINESE OUTPUT WAS
STRONG IN APRIL

IKEA TO
OPEN STORE
IN BEIJING

 
Saturday, May 17, 2003
TAIWAN FAILING
AT SARS QUARANTINE
Democracy struggles to control outbreak
 
Sunday, May 18, 2003
SARS IMPLICATIONS
CAN STRIKE CLOSE TO
HOME IN THE VALLEY
SARS can affect local workplace
 
Monday, May 19, 2003
36 NEW CASES OF SARS ARE REPORTED IN TAIWAN
New infection hits Singapore after 20-day lull
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
SARS CRISIS WORSENS IN TAIWAN: HOSPITAL WORKERS FLEE RISING TOLL
Beijing opposes U.N. health agency acting on island
 

Wednesday, May 21, 2003
VIRUS IN VIETNAM LEAVES BITTER STIGMA
Some Survivors Are Shunned

CHINA: SARS OUTBREAK 'EFFECTIVELY CONTAINED'
Health agency questions figures

 

Thursday, May 22, 2003
TODDLER WHO VISITED SINGAPORE BECOMES SANTA CLARA COUNTY'S LATEST SUSPECTED SARS CASE

DROP IN ASIAN VISITORS AFFECTS NEW ZEALAND
"New Zealand reported a drop of 8.3 percent in international tourist arrivals in April from the previous month, with the sharpest decline among SARS-hit Asian travelers."

JAPAN CENTRAL BANK
LOWERS MONTHLY REPORT
"The Bank of Japan lowered its assessment of the economy on Wednesday for the first time in half a year, citing growing uncertainties over the impact from the SARS outbreak and a recent public bailout of a major Japanese bank."

 
Friday, May 23, 2003
CDC SENDS HOME DOCTOR STUDYING SARS IN TAIWAN
Center says physician shows some symptoms
 

Saturday, May 24, 2003
Animals in China
found with SARS link
FIRST SIGN OF VIRUS OUTSIDE OF HUMANS

AIR TRAVEL DECLINES
"World air passenger traffic plunged 18.5 percent in April against the same month last year and by 44.8 percent in the Asia-Pacific region, the global airlines body IATA said Friday. AVIATION cited the Iraq war andSARS as causes..."

 
Sunday, May 25, 2003
SARS CASES DECLINE IN ASIA
New Outbreak of Deadly Disease Feared in Toronto
 
Monday, May 26, 2003
TORONTO BACK ON SARS ALERT
Taiwan Turns Down China's Offer to Help
 

Tuesday, May 27, 2003
TORONTO OFFICIALS
ADMIT PRECAUTIONS
FAILED TO STOP SARS
Probe on how
virus re-emerged

WORLD SARS
DEATH TOLL
BREAKS 700

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2003
No SARS news in the San Jose Mercury News today. I believe this is the first day since the outbreak became big news (March 25) that no SARS article appeared.
Thursday, May 29, 2003
RURAL CHINA BATTLING SARS
Vigilance of Villages Across Country is the Sole Defense Against Epidemic
 
Friday, May 30, 2003
CANADA HIT BY SECOND WAVE OF ILLNESS
Ontario Officials Quarantine 5,000 in Effort to Contain SARS Outbreak
"Everyone is having to adjust again as we are dealing with this whole new cluster of cases. We did the right things before... We will have success again."
-James Young, Ontario's Commissioner of Public Security
 
Saturday, May 31, 2003
SARS APPEARS TO BE DECLINING, BEIJING SAYS
 

Thursday, June 5, 2003
NO WORLD SARS DEATHS;
FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH 28
"For the first time since March 28, no deaths from the SARS virus were reported anywhere in the world Wednesday. World health authorities said the highly contagious virus was clearly in decline."

 

 
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