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SARS / Vaccine / China #727460

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Elizabeth Kaledin) The efforts to develop a SARS vaccine featured; details given about a government grant for the Maryland biotech firm GenVec† to advance its research; scenes shown from the SARS summit of world health officials in Toronto, Canada, and of schoolchildren in Singapore taking their temperatures. [Health Canada Dr. Frank PLUMMER†- comments on tools being used to control the disease.] [National Institutes of Health Dr. Anthony FAUCI†- says nature is telling us the human body can eliminate the virus.] [GenVec, Inc. CEO Paul FISCHER†- comments on progress toward a vaccine.] The relapse of several patients in Hong Kong who were released from hospitals noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Barry Petersen) Distrust of the Chinese government due to its dishonesty about the seriousness of the SARS epidemic featured; details given about high stress levels in Beijing from worrying about the disease. [English teacher Evan TEPPERMAN†- says he is not particularly worried.] [Taxi DRIVER {thru translator} – says drinking & smoking help with his stress.]

Rather, Dan;
Kaledin, Elizabeth;
Petersen, Barry

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