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SARS / China / Canada #727179

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 28, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) WHO report that the SARS epidemic may be leveling off in some areas reported; SARS statistics cited.

(Beijing: Barry Petersen) The impact of SARS on Beijing reviewed; scenes shown from around the city. [SARS expert Dr. Sarah BORWEIN†- says the hysteria is doing more harm than the disease.] [US businessman David HIND†- explains why he is staying in Beijing.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Toronto: Jim Axelrod) The medical & financial impact of SARS on Toronto featured; details given about officials’ belief that the SARS publicity is overblown, especially the WHO’s travel warning. [“Tourism Toronto” CEO Bruce MacMILLAN†- says tourists expect to see people with masks and Red Cross workers on every corner.] [Mount Sinai Hospital-Toronto Dr. Donald LOW†- says Toronto is the safest city in the world.] [Mount Sinai Hospital Dr. Allison McGEER†- comments on her bout with the disease.] [Restaurateur James CHU‡- comments.]

Rather, Dan;
Petersen, Barry;
Axelrod, Jim

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