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SARS / China / US #727163

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 25, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) SARS statistics cited.

(Beijing: Ned Colt) The SARS epidemic in Beijing featured; scenes shown of a quarantined hospital, a sealed-off neighborhood and disinfectant-spraying equipment. [American Chamber of Commerce in China Dr. Christian MURCK†- comments on the possibility of an economic recession.] [Chinese airline PASSENGER {thru translator} – worries about traveling.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Williams) SARS fears and caution in New York City featured; details given about hospital precautions; scenes shown from Chinatown. [Chinatown Walking Tours TOURGUIDE – comments on the drop in business.] [St. Vincent’s Hospital Dr. Richard WESTFAL††- compares the SARS scare to the anthrax scare in 2001.]

Note: Local weather bulletin on screen.

Brokaw, Tom;
Colt, Ned;
Williams, Brian

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