SARS and its Economic Impact

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In Asia, there have been hundreds of deaths from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. There-s growing panic in Beijing, where schools are closed, nearby villages have been sealed off and crowds are leaving the city. Outside Asia, the only SARS fatalities have been in Toronto, Canada, where the death toll is 16. That was enough for the World Health Organization to warn travelers to stay away from that city. The health impact of SARS may still be uncertain, but there-s no doubt the global economy is taking a beating. Should Americans be worried? Are health officials over-reacting? We discuss the health and economic implications of SARS with journalists in Canada and China, a WHO spokeswoman, LA County-s director of public health, and economists from Goldman Sachs and the University of Hong Kong.
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President Bush discusses plan for economic growth in Ohio

Senator George Voinovich (R-OH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on SARS

World Health Organization (WHO) on SARS

Defense Department

State Department on Iraq

Washington Post article, "US Planners Surprised by Strength of Iraqi Shiites"



Warren Olney