Skip to comments.The Mystery of SARS
Posted on 04/28/2003 10:58:54 PM PDT by stlnative
The Mystery of SARS As this strange new virus continues its spree, killing hundreds and infecting thousands more, scientists are working overtime, trying to keep people from harm
By Claudia Kalb
May 5 issue Toronto was a city on edge last week. People walked the streets as they always do, families went out to dinner and the Blue Jays game on Friday night drew thousands. But nobody was happy. The World Health Organization had declared the Canadian city known for its pristine parks and friendly residents a hazard to public health, advising tourists not to visit after several SARS cases in other countries, including the Philippines, were linked to Toronto. In a furious attempt to reclaim the citys reputation, Mayor Mel Lastman praised Canadian health efforts and lashed out at the WHO. Let me be clear, he told reporters. Its safe to come to Toronto. But the alert had set off global alarms. A Toronto girls soccer team, on its way to Pennsylvania for a much-anticipated exhibition match, was told it was no longer welcome. Player Katie Nizio, 16, had hoped to show off her skills and win a scholarship to college. It was my one big chance, she says. I was literally crushed.
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| SARS Mortality Rates
Based on World Health Organization data (Revised: 4/29am)
|Area||Recoveries to date||Deaths to date||Recent** Death Rate||Active Cases still in Danger||Projected Future Deaths||Projected Final Mortality|
|** ( Deaths in the last 7 days) / ( Deaths + Recoveries in the last 7 days)|
|Trend - Active Cases Still in Danger|
|Apr 21 (est.)||872||66||686||66||1771|
|Apr 27 (est.)||738||45||1411||47||2336|
|(includes new daily cases... excludes cases resolved by death or recovery)|
Perhaps we could send in the CNN team? ;)
Why is the UN their authority when it comes to Iraq and the like, but if the UN says Toronto is dangerous suddenly the UN is not the authority.
This is another UN type power grab and it is ludicrous to make a pronouncement like this about Toronto.
But Canada doesn't have much moral authority to complain after how they followed the UN's lead with regard to Iraq.
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