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This has the potential to be much worse than SARS Sep 28, 2004 New email address Aug 11, 2004 Dr. Jiang Yanyong released from custody, then given the 2004 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service Aug 04, 2004 Dr. Jiang Yanyong, hero of the SARS epidemic, imprisoned in China Jun 30, 2004 It’s official: SARS is back Jan 06, 2004 Has SARS reappeared in mainland China? Possible, but not likely. Dec 29, 2003 Wall Street Journal: Megadoses of Steroids Devastated Many Chinese SARS Patients Dec 26, 2003 Singapore takes no chances with SARS, quarantines 70, Taiwanese researcher criticized Dec 18, 2003 Taiwan confirms new SARS case Dec 17, 2003 SARS virus origin part bird, part mammal? Dec 15, 2003 Mothballing SARS Watch Org Jun 08, 2003 Good reading: Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response” (2003) Jun 07, 2003 SARS Virus Dies Earlier When Heat’s On Jun 05, 2003 Good to the Last Dropping Jun 02, 2003 Behind the Six Degrees of SARS Jun 02, 2003 WHO: Why SARS is a serious threat May 30, 2003 Spitting in the news May 29, 2003 Dr. Donald Low: Canada playing numbers game with SARS epidemic May 29, 2003 Anthony Saich on China and SARS in the Financial Times May 28, 2003 Site news: Going out of town for 1 week, fund raising update May 28, 2003 SARS News tidbits May 28, 2003 New models of the SARS epidemic May 28, 2003 The sad reality behind the promise of universal treatment for SARS in China May 28, 2003 The super spreader phenomenon strikes in airplanes: WHO update on SARS transmission on airplanes May 28, 2003 Chinese Economist: Little SARS Effect Overall on China’s Economy May 27, 2003 Chinese Scientist on Why Chinese Scientists Didn’t Achieve More on SARS May 26, 2003 SARS TV? May 24, 2003 SARS Watch Org and SARS get a daily epidemic curve graph May 24, 2003 CDC Reinstates Travel Alert for Toronto May 23, 2003 Possible index case for new SARS outbreak found in Toronto May 23, 2003 Dr. Jiang Yanyong, whistle blowing hero, gets acknowledgment in People’s Daily May 23, 2003 SARS

news roundup: Scientists claims SARS originated from civet cats, new

SARS cases in Toronto, WHO lifts travel advisory on Hong Kong May 23, 2003 SARS information in Spanish, plus a digression on the role of the Internet May 23, 2003 Great starting place to learn about SARS May 23, 2003 More SARS news from elsewhere, via RSS May 23, 2003 SARS humor: The SARS-Spreading Sneetches May 22, 2003 Update on funding, May 21 May 21, 2003 Most unusual theory of SARS origin: SARS from Bio-diesel? May 21, 2003 A SARS Watch Org Editorial: Somebody please put Tommy Thompson back in his cage May 21, 2003 Best SARS graphs yet May 21, 2003 Taiwanese news sources in English on SARS in Taiwan May 21, 2003 What containing one index case takes: How the Phillipines got itself removed from WHO’s SARS list May 21, 2003 SARS in Shanghai. A numbers game? May 21, 2003 Clean is fine with 1 to 99 May 20, 2003 Commanded SARS control measures in one province of China May 20, 2003 Dr. Gerberding to speak June 4 in San Francisco on terrorism and preparedness May 20, 2003 A bad day for SARS in Taiwan May 20, 2003 China’s SARS cases continue to decrease May 20, 2003 SARS isn’t quite over yet in Singapore May 20, 2003 When the writer becomes the story May 20, 2003 SARS information sources in Chinese from the PRC May 19, 2003 The risk of SARS transmission on airplane flights May 19, 2003 CDC webcast on SARS Tuesday May 20 1:00 PM ET: Isolation and Quarantine May 19, 2003 SARS, Taiwan, new powers against infectious diseases on the agenda for WHO annual meeting May 19, 2003 UC Berkeley backs down further on SARS ban May 18, 2003 Site news May 17, 2003 Guest author says the SARS Countdown in China is on May 16, 2003 SARS news tidbits for May 16 May 16, 2003 The CDC director as teacher May 16, 2003 MMWR on cause of one SARS outbreak in Toronto: poorly fitting masks? May 16, 2003 Update on SARS, mortality, and lab testing in the US May 15, 2003 China suspends adoptions because of SARS epidemic May 15, 2003 Update on funding May 15, 2003 The folly of the SARS patent applications, again May 15, 2003 New England Journal of Medicine publishes all-SARS issue May 15, 2003 SARS news from China: A muddy picture May 15, 2003 Toronto removed from SARS affected areas list, ponders SARS lessons May 15, 2003 US CDC: Quarantines not needed for travelers from SARS affected areas May 14, 2003 China May Execute SARS Quarantine Violators May 14, 2003 If you find SARS Watch Org useful, please consider donating May 14, 2003 Reports on possible new outbreaks of SARS May 14, 2003 Chinese Couple Name Their Baby Saddam SARS May 13, 2003 PRC Health Openness? Gov’t Information vs. Private Punishable Rumor-mongering May 13, 2003 The politics of SARS and SMS in China May 13, 2003 China intends to monitor SMS messages like it monitors the Internet May 13, 2003 More stories and SMS from China May 13, 2003 WHO clarifies SARS related travel recommendations May 12, 2003 Catching up: SARS news roundup for the week of May 11 May 11, 2003 What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome? May 11, 2003 Emerging infectious diseases in the news May 11, 2003 UC Berkeley opens small hole in SARS area student ban, and more discussion of the issue May 11, 2003 Beijing Voices on SARS: Instant Messages Translated May 10, 2003 Guest Essay from China: Within the midst of it all May 10, 2003 From the weblogs in China May 10, 2003 From the mail bag this week May 10, 2003 The first book on SARS May 09, 2003 Gerberding on SARS testing, SARS incubation times, and super spreaders May 09, 2003 CDC Director Gerberding does suffer fools easily May 09, 2003 MMWR: SARS in the US May 09, 2003 When you hear hoofbeats, think zebras: a portrait of the SARS epidemic in Singapore May 09, 2003 Fighting SARS in Rural China: May 7 PRC Health Ministry Order May 08, 2003 GAO: US unprepared for SARS or other infectious disease epidemic May 08, 2003 Who has the highest risk of getting SARS? The unsung heroes of the SARS epidemic May 08, 2003 Taiwan SARS outbreak moves into the community May 08, 2003 China SARS news roundup May 08, 2003 SARS’ first telethon, starring Yao Ming May 08, 2003 SARS and Russia May 08, 2003 Great story on how Vietnam stopped SARS May 08, 2003 What are the chances you will die of SARS if you get it? (revised) May 08, 2003 SARS: “I Am Dirty” May 07, 2003 UC Berkeley SARS ban to be discussed on the radio Wednesday 9 AM May 07, 2003 CDC Director Gerberding on SARS and Singapore, Taiwan, UC Berkeley, patents, the US and more May 07, 2003 Lancet statistical study of Hong Kong SARS epidemic estimates high fatality rate May 07, 2003 JAMA publishes study on SARS experience in Toronto May 06, 2003 CDC Webcast on SARS coming Thursday, May 8 May 06, 2003 UC Berkeley bans students from SARS affected areas May 05, 2003 SARS patent battle opens May 05, 2003 A Guest Editorial: China’s Health Infrastructure Problems: Priorities, the Party and Lack of Democracy May 05, 2003 Laurie Garrett to be interviewed Monday AM on The Current May 05, 2003 New links from the mailbag May 05, 2003 Site tweaks May 05, 2003 Helping solve China’s public health infrastructure problem: An immodest proposal May 05, 2003 WHO posts data on SARS virus survival times May 04, 2003 Cruise ships banning people from SARS affected areas May 04, 2003 Earlier reports of SARS relapse false May 04, 2003 Official info on SARS in Beijing in English on the web May 04, 2003 Chinese Provinces Establish Strict SARS Checks for Travellers May 04, 2003 Hong Kong SARS fatality rate above 15%? May 04, 2003 The ever popular SARS virus mutation story May 04, 2003 SARS virus hardier than first guessed May 04, 2003 Preliminary drug tests turn up some promising leads in the fight against SARS May 04, 2003 WHO going to Taiwan May 04, 2003 WHO finally updates SARS graphs May 04, 2003 PRC Public Health Weaknesses Discussed in WHO World Health Report 2000 May 03, 2003 PRC May 3 SARS Report And Other Gleanings From PRC Websites May 03, 2003 SARS: On the Decline in Hong Kong May 03, 2003 SARS: Suffering Amid Relentless Stress May 02, 2003 NYT reports SARS numbers growing in Taiwan May 02, 2003 Study of clinical experience with SARS in Hong Kong May 02, 2003 Software against SARS? May 02, 2003 Epidemic curves: SARS, lay epidemiology, and fear May 02, 2003 US CDC website in Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and French May 02, 2003 WHO adds laboratory tests to SARS case definition May 02, 2003 CDC adds “laboratory-confirmed” to its SARS case definition May 02, 2003 Drinking beer won’t prevent SARS, Singaporeans told May 02, 2003 Two versions of SARS? May 01, 2003 Science Magazine publishes 2 papers on gene sequencing of SARS virus May 01, 2003 The Chinese Connection May 01, 2003 CDC updates website with more information for Chinese speakers May 01, 2003 More on Hong Kong SARS patients relapsing May 01, 2003 How prepared is the US for a SARS epidemic? May 01, 2003 For US doctors reading SARS Watch Org May 01, 2003 Links to more internet resources about SARS May 01, 2003 More weblogs from Asia featuring coverage of SARS May 01, 2003 Closer to home, a SARS Watch Org editorial Apr 30, 2003 The latest from Beijing Apr 30, 2003 SARS comes too close for comfort for China’s leaders Apr 30, 2003 Laurie Garrett reports from Beijing Apr 30, 2003 American knowledge of SARS Apr 30, 2003 A SARS patient suffers relapse Apr 30, 2003 Killed for sneezing Apr 30, 2003 Where did SARS come from? The odds say zoonosis Apr 30, 2003 Analysis of Atypical Pneumonia in Hong Kong Apr 29, 2003 The Lancet publishes study of SARS in children Apr 29, 2003 WHO lifts travel advisory on Toronto Apr 29, 2003 Legal issues in the battle against SARS Apr 29, 2003 Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao says China has learned its lesson Apr 29, 2003 April 29 AM News roundup Apr 29, 2003 Taiwan taking strong measures against SARS Apr 29, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 28, 2003: 5050 cases, 321 deaths Apr 29, 2003 Books on plagues, epidemiology, medicine and public health Apr 29, 2003 CDC publishes basic information about SARS in Chinese and other languages Apr 29, 2003 WHO announces SARS contained in Vietnam Apr 29, 2003 NIMBY is everywhere Apr 29, 2003 The Rudy Giuliani of Toronto? Apr 29, 2003 Doctor Lottery? Apr 28, 2003 Disaster day of TV in China Apr 28, 2003 Power of TV images in SARS news coverage Apr 28, 2003 China’s Holiday Travel and SARS Apr 28, 2003 SARS medicine stolen in Melbourne Apr 28, 2003 Worst. Pun. Ever. Apr 27, 2003 An American goes to the hospital in China Apr 27, 2003 Good news from Viet Nam Apr 27, 2003 What would you do? Apr 27, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 26, 2003: 4836 cases, 293 deaths Apr 27, 2003 English Translation of April 27 China Ministry of Health SARS bulletin Apr 27, 2003 A new contribution to the ongoing SARS fatality debate Apr 27, 2003 Weekend news round-up: China Apr 27, 2003 Faulty masks in Hong Kong Apr 27, 2003 Taiwan Effects Ban Apr 27, 2003 Project Shield Apr 27, 2003 The SARS epidemic hits the big time Apr 27, 2003 Alternative Medical Treatments for SARS? Apr 27, 2003 WHO team reports Shanghai SARS cases accurately reported Apr 27, 2003 CDC SARS FAQ updated Apr 26, 2003 English Translation of April 26 China Ministry of Health SARS bulletin Apr 26, 2003 The Ordeal of Dr. Yu Cheuk-man Apr 26, 2003 The SARS fatality debate continues Apr 26, 2003 Genetic evidence for ongoing mutation of SARS virus Apr 26, 2003 Photos of life in China with SARS Apr 26, 2003 China reportedly still hiding SARS cases in Shanghai Apr 26, 2003 SARS Humor Apr 26, 2003 I’m back, with a few announcements Apr 26, 2003 Good Laurie Garrett story on SARS in China Apr 25, 2003 Epidemics in fiction Apr 25, 2003 Duck & pig feces may have something to do with it. Apr 25, 2003 SARS Blogs make the news Apr 25, 2003 MAP of China’s SARS Cases Apr 25, 2003 Summary of US SARS cases to date Apr 24, 2003 Another weblog in China Apr 24, 2003 One view of the cost to Toronto of SARS Apr 24, 2003 English Translation of April 24 China Ministry of Health SARS bulletin Apr 24, 2003 China’s Chernobyl? Apr 24, 2003 Toronto Protests WHO Travel Advisory Apr 24, 2003 Last chance to eradicate SARS? Apr 24, 2003 Canadian results raise questions about coronavirus as cause for SARS Apr 24, 2003 From the weblogs: China Apr 24, 2003 SARS and AIDS: What the People Don’t Know Apr 23, 2003 April 23 WHO press conference Apr 23, 2003 SARS computer virus, Coronex Apr 23, 2003 English Translation of April 23 China Ministry of Health SARS bulletin Apr 23, 2003 A little more on mutation Apr 23, 2003 To Continue the Mutation Theme… Apr 23, 2003 And on the subject of mutation Apr 22, 2003 The more Americans know about SARS, the more worried they are Apr 22, 2003 Concerns over SARS treatment arise after autopsies Apr 22, 2003 Panic Erupts in China Apr 22, 2003 English Translation of April 22 China Ministry of Health SARS bulletin Apr 22, 2003 Dr. Gerberding of the CDC’s April 22 press conference Apr 22, 2003 Something to mutate on Apr 22, 2003 SARS infections passes the 4000 mark according to the Guardian Apr 22, 2003 SARS Virus can survive 24 hours+ in the environment Apr 22, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 21, 2003: 3861 cases, 217 deaths Apr 22, 2003 CDC posts Travel Alert for Toronto, Ontario, Canada Apr 22, 2003 What are the chances you will die of SARS if you get it? Apr 22, 2003 The health care infrastructure in China and the world Apr 22, 2003 Accounts of the spread of SARS to China’s interior Apr 21, 2003 A slightly more optimistic view of SARS Apr 21, 2003 SARS Weblog in Chinese on the mainland Apr 21, 2003 The technology behind the research Apr 21, 2003 After SARS Apr 21, 2003 China announces 109 more SARS cases in Beijing Apr 21, 2003 ABC News Nightline Special on SARS Apr 21, 2003 Guest authors at SARSWatch.org Apr 21, 2003 A SARSWatch editorial — Cordon Sanitaire needed for SARS Apr 21, 2003 More on the political upheaval in China over concealing SARS Apr 20, 2003 CDC posts 3 new advisories Apr 20, 2003 Scapegoats fired in China Apr 20, 2003 Odd and ends Apr 20, 2003 Weekend background features on SARS Apr 20, 2003 China announces 12 more SARS deaths and 300 new cases, cancels May Day holidays. Apr 20, 2003 Chinese doctor: The reality is that we’ve been hiding patients Apr 20, 2003 Complements can keep me going Apr 20, 2003 News from the weblogs: Fear Apr 19, 2003 Time Asia story: Patients hidden from WHO inspection team Apr 18, 2003 Extreme quarantine used to try and contain SARS in Ontario Apr 18, 2003 The extreme capitalist approach to controlling SARS, as personified by Taiwan Apr 18, 2003 The internal battle in China over covering up extent of SARS continues Apr 18, 2003 From my mailbox Apr 17, 2003 US has 35 SARS cases by WHO definition, status of diagnostic tests Apr 17, 2003 HK health department: Amoy Gardens SARS outbreak caused by sewage Apr 17, 2003 Living with SARS in Canada Apr 17, 2003 Does the coverup in China continue? Apr 17, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 16, 2003 Apr 17, 2003 SARS Photojournalism Apr 17, 2003 Time Asia raps China hard on SARS, again Apr 17, 2003 WHO concludes coronavirus causes SARS, confirms that China under-reporting cases Apr 16, 2003 From the weblogs Apr 16, 2003 Dr. Julie Gerberding’s April 14 press conference Apr 16, 2003 Abbreviated SARS news round up for April 15. Apr 15, 2003 Coronavirus sequence confirmed by CDC, animal testing underway in Netherlands Apr 15, 2003 More on superspreaders Apr 15, 2003 Faster diagnostic test for Coronavirus Released Apr 15, 2003 Picture of a Superspreader Apr 14, 2003 China promises to tell the truth about SARS Apr 13, 2003 More bad news from Hong Kong Apr 13, 2003 Everything you wanted to know about masks and respirators Apr 13, 2003 Chinese hospitals turning away SARS patients if unable to pay? Apr 13, 2003 Weekend SARS news roundup Apr 13, 2003 Health care workers as heroes Apr 13, 2003 Graphs and Models of SARS epidemic Apr 13, 2003 Dr. Tom Buckley, hero of the SARS epidemic Apr 13, 2003 New: SARS in Shanghai, Mongolia, Indonesia Apr 12, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 11, 2003 Apr 12, 2003 Graph of SARS cases by onset Apr 12, 2003 WHO press conference on releasing one month SARS status report Apr 12, 2003 WHO’s status report at the end of month one of the global SARS epidemic Apr 12, 2003 WHO: No connection seen between SARS and movement of animals or goods Apr 12, 2003 Bulletin Boards added to SARS Watch Org Apr 12, 2003 Guardian article on SARS in Singapore Apr 12, 2003 On the frontlines of the SARS epidemic in Singapore Apr 11, 2003 A correspondent in China writes about SARS and information control in China Apr 11, 2003 Bad SARS news from Hong Kong Apr 11, 2003 WHO refutes cockroach theory of SARS spread Apr 11, 2003 SARS and children Apr 11, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 10, 2003 Apr 11, 2003 From the mailbox and weblogs Apr 11, 2003 Protecting yourself against SARS: Surgical masks and hand hygiene Apr 10, 2003 CDC Director Dr. Gerberding’s April 10 media briefing Apr 10, 2003 The new China Apr 10, 2003 A graphic example of how globalization has changed epidemiology forever Apr 10, 2003 SARS news from the weblogs Apr 10, 2003 SARS News Roundup for April 10, 2003 Apr 10, 2003 Updated Resources section Apr 10, 2003 Interim report of WHO team in China Apr 09, 2003 Comments fixed Apr 09, 2003 Scared bureaucrats Apr 09, 2003 CDC posts new information on tests for coronaviruses Apr 09, 2003 Still sick (personally) Apr 09, 2003 A poorly sourced New York Times article with mixed messages Apr 09, 2003 More weblogs by people living in SARS affected areas Apr 09, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 8, 2003 Apr 08, 2003 SARS Map Apr 08, 2003 SARS and cockroaches and carriers? Apr 08, 2003 More evidence for coronavirus as a cause of SARS Apr 08, 2003 Time Asia says China has many more cases of SARS than it is reporting Apr 08, 2003 CDC has updated its SARS FAQ Apr 08, 2003 SARS, a personal account Apr 08, 2003 Weblogs by people living in SARS affected areas Apr 08, 2003 The irony is a bit too much Apr 08, 2003 Weekend SARS News Roundup Apr 07, 2003 Experts continue to disagree about how much of a threat SARS is Apr 07, 2003 Press coverage of SARS heats up over the weekend Apr 07, 2003 SARS in Berkeley? No, but how close a call? Apr 06, 2003 Super infectors Apr 05, 2003 April 4 CDC press briefing Apr 05, 2003 The medical costs of SARS Apr 05, 2003 Late afternoon SARS news roundup Apr 04, 2003 Highlights of CDC/WHO SARS broadcast, April 4, 2003 Apr 04, 2003 Will try webcast again at 2 p.m. Apr 04, 2003 First person accounts of SARS or living in SARS affected areas? Apr 04, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 3, 2003 Apr 04, 2003 CDC Director Gerberding to speak at UC Berkeley April 8 Apr 03, 2003 CDC director Gerberding asks, can the SARS epidemic be stopped? Apr 03, 2003 SARS under control in California? Apr 03, 2003 Mid-day SARS news roundup Apr 03, 2003 CDC Webcast on SARS Friday, April 4 Apr 03, 2003 A less optimistic Dr. Julie Gerberding from the CDC Apr 03, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 2, 2003 Apr 03, 2003 Dr. David Heymann of WHO optimistic Apr 03, 2003 Close to home: SARS in the Bay Area Apr 02, 2003 WHO warns against travel to China, Hong Kong Apr 02, 2003 Some perspective on what a 3.5 % mortality rate means Apr 02, 2003 WHO cumulative SARS total for April 1, 2003 Apr 02, 2003 What are we waiting for? Apr 02, 2003 China starts to come clean Apr 02, 2003 Bite the bullet now Apr 02, 2003 Doing the SARS numbers Apr 01, 2003 CDC releases new FAQ Apr 01, 2003 Rise in Mystery Virus Leads to Hong Kong Quarantine Apr 01, 2003 WHO cumulative total for March 31, 2003 Apr 01, 2003 SARS in Canada Apr 01, 2003 China blamed for epidemic Apr 01, 2003 Asia Times Apr 01, 2003 Australia Reports First SARS Case Apr 01, 2003 Some details on SARS in New York Mar 31, 2003 Fast-spreading deadly illness outpaces CDC’s preparation Mar 31, 2003 Hong Kong quarantines 200 more people Mar 31, 2003 SARS: CDC says we may be in the very early stages of what could be a much larger problem Mar 30, 2003 Who Am I and Why SARS Watch Org? Mar 29, 2003

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