How other countries handle contagious

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How other countries handle contagious
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Fri, 05-16-2003 - 12:33pm
disease outbreaks~

http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/105308117551960.xml?nnfor

China: Flout SARS rules, risk execution

05/16/03

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Fri, 05-16-2003 - 12:50pm
I suppose threatening to execute spreaders is just cheaper than, say, giving out millions of gallons of disinfectant, soap, and Purell to help slow the spread. But China is still communist...I wonder how they would/will handle this when/if it comes to the US?

Julie

9 out of 10 carseats are installed wrong.  Could yours be?

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Fri, 05-16-2003 - 5:46pm
My guess is they'd pass on death squads ; -) More than likely, thye could become quite stringent in quarantine measures~
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Fri, 05-16-2003 - 5:56pm
have you heard that Berkeley supposedly has excluded all Asian students from teh summer semester because of SARS? I find that already a harsh measure

Catherina

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Fri, 05-16-2003 - 6:13pm
Here's an article about it http://www.iht.com/articles/95382.html (Just to be clear, they are only banning students from asia, not all students of Asian descent). It would be nice if there were a quick way to test for the disease so that people without it could travel freely...wonder how long that'll take to develop?

Julie

9 out of 10 carseats are installed wrong.  Could yours be?

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Sat, 05-17-2003 - 5:00am
but there *is* a quick and easy test (2 hours) that has been developed by the Bernhard Nocht Institute (which belongs to my University, the University of Hamburg - I am kind of proud =0)

Check out this link: http://www.bni.uni-hamburg.de

Catherina

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Sat, 05-17-2003 - 8:27am
Yes- I heard that last week. A lot of poeple found it quite hypocritical since they were one of the first (and loudest) to protest the use of ethnic profiling in Homeland Security~
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Sat, 05-17-2003 - 11:18pm
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I thought the coronavirus had only been found in about 40% of SARS cases (from memory it was a WHO scientist who reported this finding)

Jan

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Sun, 05-18-2003 - 1:46am
Just on the subject of SARS in general, I read an article recently where it was claimed that a researcher from the university of Hong Kong had (apparently) claimed that most of the SARS patients who had died had done so because of the side effects of the drug cocktail (antiviral Ribavirin and steroids) used to treat it. Unfortunately there was not a link to the newspaper and I haven't had a real good look for it as yet. There are concerns about the wisdom of suppressing the immune system before it has a chance to mount any sort of a response. Apparently steroids have been used at the onset of the disease, but the treatment protocols have since changed in Honk Kong

Jan