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SARS / China / Research #727620

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 02, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) Worldwide death toll from SARS; the Chinese government’s new travel bans and a call for a “people’s war” against the disease reported.

(Beijing: Barry Petersen) Mounting defiance of China’s government featured; details given about the grave economic situation in China; scenes shown of villagers blocking roads to keep out Beijing residents who might have SARS and of the nearly deserted Great Wall, which usually has thousands of visitors; ads for products promoting health shown. [Freelance journalist Winter WRIGHT††- says it’s frustrating to have everything grind to a halt.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Studio: Elizabeth Kaledin) Efforts to develop a SARS vaccine, hampered by evidence that the virus has the ability to mutate, featured; details given about the unpredictability of the corona virus, which had previously affected mainly animals. [New York University Dr. Martin BLASER†- says this virus is not very well adapted to humans; comments on SARS variants.] [National Center for Infectious Diseases director Dr. James HUGHES†- talks about the virus.]

(NOTE – Local weather bulletin on screen.)

Roberts, John;
Petersen, Barry;
Kaledin, Elizabeth

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