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#TBT : the 2003 SARS outbreak

It was also caused by a coronavirus. Here's how the SARS outbreak developed 17 years ago.

SARS: the original coronavirus

What is SARS?

SARS coronavirus, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, was initially spread by infected civet cats. The first case appeared in Guangdong Province, China in November 2002. The crisis was not identified until February 2003 by Italian Dr. Carlo Urbani, who immediately flagged the World Health Organization. By the end of March, Dr. Urbani died of the disease that he alerted the world about and treated several patients for. A little after his passing, there were 115 suspected cases of SARS in 29 states in the United States. However, no deaths occurred. By the time SARS was officially determined to be contained globally in July 2003, there were 8,000 cases and nearly 800 deaths in 29 countries.

“The concern about this disease is that it is a disease which probably emerged from nature to begin with. But instead of having dead-ended in humans, in other words, infecting humans and not moving on, it continues to transmit through channels of transmission to health workers, family members, and others,” Dr. David Heymann, Director of the World Health Organization said in 2003. The World Health Organization acted quickly, announcing travel advisories for China, Hong Kong, Canada, and Vietnam.

What can we learn from this?

NBC News claims that COVID-19 and SARS are structurally similar, but that SARS appears to be more deadly despite COVID-19’s faster growth in the same period of time. Just like SARS, COVID-19 symptoms are delayed and usually involve high fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, and weariness/discomfort. But SARS has been proven to turn into pneumonia while COVID-19 has no current links to influenza or pneumonia. The number one take away from SARS is that containment is possible; therefore, mass hysteria is unnecessary so long as we take precautions to quarantine and contain the virus before it spreads.

03/06/2020 12:28 AM

5 comments

  • Chris W.
    04/18/2020 21:47

    American biowarfare

  • Jay M.
    04/17/2020 04:22

    ALSO from China

  • Gerry B.
    04/16/2020 22:06

    Dont believe that hospitals are safe. https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/drug-resistant-germs-kill-35000-americans-each-year?fbclid=IwAR1MdUKmEYcFSBRPG9oMCc5TWId4MEg9mC6_FHEZZwygy4dJTry6b0hLPYE

  • Vijay N.
    04/16/2020 21:50

    friends, today I am telling you again that the corona virus is not an epidemic, but a conspiracy. The whole world is trapped in this conspiracy. If we want, we can compete with this conspiracy, but fear of death has put an end to our thinking ability. I am putting some unsolvable facts in front of you, perhaps you will be able to understand easily through these facts. When the death toll due to Corona virus in Italy crossed 345, from the same day I have been telling you repeatedly that, Corona virus is not an epidemic, it is a conspiracy of the ruling politicians of every country. I am putting some logic in front of you, so that we can understand whether it is a conspiracy or an epidemic. Can anyone explain why the ruling party of China has banned international journalism in China........???🤔 The virus has spread all over the world, but some cities of China are infected with this virus. If this virus can spread all over the world, then what is the reason that all the cities of China have survived from getting infected. Can anyone explain how all the cities of China have survived getting infected.......?🤔 If this virus can take frightening form all over the world, then how have the neighboring countries of China escaped from this virus...........?🤔 When this virus took a terrible form in China, the citizens of the whole world were present in China and still are there, but Indian citizens were there in large numbers, and at that time no one between India and China There was no ban, but instead of spreading the infection to the Indian citizen, the citizens of Italy, thousands of kilometers away from China, got infected by this virus and there begins the premature death of innocent people. . Can anyone explain to me that despite India being a neighbor of China, why does this virus take a terrible form in Italy? India has low-level medical facilities.........🤔 Citizens of the developed countries are taking many measures to avoid the infection of the virus, but the infection is spreading fast there. Therefore, all of you are requested to try to understand this conspiracy, because even more frightening situation is going to happen in future.👈.........🤔 The whole world is making a big mistake. The epidemic is like a conspiracy and the whole world is trapped in a conspiracy racket. By telling the corona virus the reason, all the governments have forced people to stay in homes for an undetermined period of time. No one knows how long the house will have to stay. This restriction is pushing the world towards economic recession and we are all unaware of it. For the sake of show, the government of every country is helping the citizens in some way. I am troubled by the fact that, we are restlessly entertaining each other in our homes. Can anyone tell me, why are American citizens dying? For the past three months, American citizens had been sharing rescue messages with each other. Despite this, American citizens have been infected with the Corona virus. American citizens are sanitizing everything, putting a mask on the mouth, washing their hands thoroughly with soap, so can someone explain to me why American citizens have been infected? Everyone is saying that, because corona virus infection spreads due to contact with the infected person, can anyone tell me, why the infection has spread rapidly in the US since last ten days? Can anyone tell me why, it took three months for the Corona virus to reach America.....??.....🤔 This is a well thought out conspiracy. First of all, I want to ask all of you, if the disease spreads through physical contact, can anyone tell me how this virus had reached China. Of course, no one has the answer........?🤔 Telling people to stay in homes for an indefinite period of time will create a more frightening situation than the corona virus in the whole world. This restriction will weaken the country financially. Unemployment and chaos will reach the climax. The present government of every country is clarifying on this issue that this ban has been imposed to save the life of human beings, so first of all I want to ask the whole world, why more than half of the world's population is poor? For whom else is the refugee camp made? From my point of view this restriction is unfair because every country has different geographical and economic conditions. The whole world is making a big mistake. The epidemic is like a conspiracy and the whole world is trapped in a conspiracy racket. By telling the corona virus the reason, all the governments have forced people to stay in homes for an undetermined period of time. No one knows how long the house will have to stay. This restriction is pushing the world towards economic recession and we are all unaware of it. For the sake of show, the government of every country is helping the citizens in some way. I am troubled by the fact that, we are restlessly entertaining each other in our homes........??😲 The present government of every country is clarifying on this issue that this ban has been imposed to save the life of human beings, so first of all I want to ask the whole world, why more than half of the world's population is poor? For whom else is the refugee camp made?👈........?🤔 The dreadful form of death is frightening human society everywhere. No one has proof about how many people have died of this disease in China, only it is being speculated. Looking at the plight of Italy, you can guess what happened in China and what is happening right now. No one can authentically say how the disease is spreading. Without thinking of this disease, the governments of every country have forced people to stay in homes for an undetermined period of time. I want to ask all of you that, if this disease is spreading after physically coming in contact with each other, will anyone try to explain to me how this disease had reached in China. I know that no one has the answer. After the Chinese people start dying, the Chinese government has banned international journalism. Can anyone tell me what this is done for? This proves that this is not a natural disaster, but rather a conspiracy of political powers. My suspicions are coming true from the statement of the Prime Minister of Italy, because the Italian Prime Minister had said that, people above the age of 60 years will not get adequate medical care. I want to ask all of you, will you force elderly parents to die after suffering in order to save their lives? Perhaps some political powers are trying to eradicate people under the guise of this disease to reduce the population of the whole world. This is my doubt, but the time to come will turn my doubt into reality..............☹

  • Monkeu D.
    04/16/2020 21:18

    Corona virus was stored and did not evolve like stored atomic bombs, it is the Third World War smartly destroying it🤔

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