Sars Conspiracy Theory

Sars gone, but victims should not be forgotten

To most of us, the Sars outbreak was so long ago that it is a distant, bad memory.

Monday, 30 May, 2005, 12:00am

Lessons from earlier Sars infections ignored

Less than a week from the May Day holidays, the country is on high alert against new cases of Sars. The immediate priorities must be isolating those who have come into contact with people who have Sars symptoms and monitoring checkpoints as millions of people travel to Hong Kong, around the mainland and beyond.

26 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Sars alert system works but could still be better

When Sars first appeared in Guangdong last winter, official confirmation of the mystery disease was preceded by weeks of rumours and panic buying.

28 Dec 2003 - 12:00am


A few readers' letters published in the South China Morning Post suggest that statistics, as in the statement 'many more people die of typical pneumonia than of severe acute respiratory syndrome', means that Sars is not as serious as the 'mass hysteria' would indicate.

8 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

The world's second battlefront: a virus

As if Iraq was not enough, a second war is seizing the world's attention and creating huge pressures on policymakers from Hong Kong to Toronto. The campaign is against a virus whose nature is yet to be pinned down, although the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said it may be a mutant strain of the common cold.

27 Mar 2003 - 12:00am