20 April, 2003
Okay, my personal alarm bells are going off: 402 cases in Beijing alone. This being up from the...
Okay, my personal alarm bells are going off: 402 cases in Beijing alone. This being up from the "37" officially reported until 2 days ago. Beijing is China's largest city, of course; but it's also hundreds of miles away from Hong Kong. Is SARS also everywhere in between? Do you realise how incredibly difficult it's going to be to wipe out a disease this deadly from a country the size of China? Mortality rate is currently at 9%, and edging up every day. Scared yet? There've been 14 cases in Canada. How about now? The virus can spread by contaminated water supplies and human waste. The corpses may also be temporarily infectious. What about now?
I'm staying indoors. For the next two years or so.