Letters: May 26, 2003

The Truth About SARS

When a strange new illness starts to spread, fear often invades people's imagination. The SARS epidemic is an example [MEDICINE, May 5]. Warnings from health officials and the media naturally cause people to wonder who is going to get it next. SARS will be contained, but I suspect that, like AIDS, it is here to stay. We will have to make adjustments in our daily activities; otherwise, we are in for a very rough time. Commonsense precautions are what will help us cope with the challenges of the SARS epidemic. Panic and fear will ruin us. ANANT...

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