26 April 2004

SARS Wars, The Phantom Menace

I am keeping an ever vigilant eye on the re-emergence of SARS in Beijing and currently there is one important fact that must not be overlooked -- the current outbreak is still contained among a very small group of people who either worked in the virus control institute at China's Centers for Disease Control or had close contact with someone who worked there. (See the World Health Organization notice about the initial SARS cases in Beijing this time around) This does not mean it isn't a risk -- particularly with Golden Week approaching and travel expected to pick up substantially. But it does indicate that, thus far, it is not spreading through the general population.

And the off-screen announcer replied, "Now you know, and knowing is half the battle. G.I.Joe!"

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