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SARS / China / CDC #727195

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 28, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Ned Colt) The importance of China getting SARS under control featured; details given about the WHO’s report that SARS infections have peaked in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong & Vietnam, while fear of the disease is growing in China; scenes shown of Chinese workers constructing a new SARS hospital. [WHO Dr. James MAGUIRE†- says if China can’t do it, the world can’t do it.] [Chinese MAN {thru translator} – comments on precautions in Beijing.] [WHO Dr. Henk BEKEDAM†- says China’s public health system is not ready to deal with a disease like SARS.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Robert Bazell) The CDC’s response to the threat of SARS featured; scenes shown from the CDC’s master control room. [CDC Dr. Julie GERBERDING††- explains how the control center is designed to keep the stress level low; says the bigger problem is the epidemic of fear.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Colt, Ned;
Bazell, Robert

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