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Bruce Williams - Decatur, Illinois
One of the unfortunate results of the news coverage is that
one is given the impression that we know more about this
virus than we really do. I would guess that most people
are of the opinion that one must have a fever to transmit
the virus, but I doubt that that is the case. It seems more
likely that some people who never have symptoms can act
as carriers to infect others.
Listening to the news media, one
would think that the epidemic is waning. However, I think
that it is not known what is happening in China's provinces
and other less developed areas of the world. I fear that
when SARS meets AIDS we will have a real catastrophe.
Joanna - Seattle, WA
This virus is much too new to predict the outcome of the
impact of this new virus. However I believe that the bright
minds in the scientific community will be able to contain
the virus. Today, our sanitary conditions are much higher,
and our medical technology is much more advanced in contrast
to the conditions of past epidemics.