NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) SARS statistics cited.
(Hong Kong: Ned Colt) The economic impact of SARS on Hong Kong featured; details given about the effect on hotels and restaurants and about fears that China, where the epidemic started, is playing down the spread of SARS. [Risk analyst Robert BROADFOOT- says SARS is hitting some industries very hard.] [Canadian tourist Beth ELLIS- says we’re not going into any restaurants.] [Restaurant owner Andy CHIROSKI- says this has knocked the wind out of everybody.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The global threat of SARS examined; details given about preventive measures to contain it in the US. [World Health Organization Dr. David HEYMANN- comments on the rapid spread of the disease.] [University of Minnesota Dr. Michael OSTERHOLM- comments on the uncertainty surrounding SARS.]
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