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SARS / US / Economic Impact #727146

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 25, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) SARS statistics and the latest developments in the SARS crisis reviewed.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The relatively small number of SARS cases in the US due to fast action by American health officials featured. [In Maryland, concerned resident Carolyne GREEN†- reads a health alert.] [North Arundel Hospital Carol Ann SPERRY†- comments on a suspected SARS patient who had been to China.] [On the phone, suspected SARS PATIENT – talks about being quarantined; says she probably has a respiratory illness.] [Baltimore city health commissioner Dr. Peter BEILENSON†- comments on over-reacting.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) The financial fallout from the SARS epidemic featured; details given about trade relations between the US & Asia. [Aberdeen Group Inc. Peter KASTNER†- says SARS is a slow motion version of September 11, 2001, which froze the economy.] [ Mark ZANDI†- says Asia has been the strongest global economy.] [Toronto, Canada, Mayor Mel LASTMAN†- says “Toronto is safe.”]

Note: Local weather bulletin on screen.

Rather, Dan;
Attkisson, Sharyl;
Mason, Anthony

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