China must clean up act

  • 2003-04-24
  • Gwynne Dyer
The virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was identified on April 15 in a 10-country collaboration between 13 laboratories as a coronavirus related to those that cause the common cold."Now we can move away from methods like isolation and quarantine and move aggressively toward modern intervention strategies, including specific treatments and eventually vaccination," said David Heymann, executive director of the World Health Organization's communicable diseases programs.That's the optimistic view. In Canada, where most of the SARS cases outside Asia have occurred, the tone is ...
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