Didn't get news on till after 7pm last night. Caught tale end of SARS report. It is out of control in China and we all knew that. There was something disturbing about possibility of people being infectious for a lot longer than orginally thought. Also, I saw report on internet about relapses and new cases in Toronto. Anyone have links?
May 3, '03
We've posted this before; will post it again.
There is no place on the Internet with as comprehensive info on SARS as TimeBomb2000. TB2K has daily SARS threads as well as complimentary threads. There are links to all the other SARS info outlets on these threads.
TB2K runs on vB the same as allnurses, so the software will be familiar to you. The Search engine is excellent: use it! Type in SARS and see how many threads you'll get: all chock-full of important info.
Every day brings more and more news and data about precautions.
Use the Search engine.
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Last edit by Cascadians on May 3, '03
May 3, '03
I thought I had read every SARS thread on this site. I guess I missed one or more because this is the first I heard of the timebomb site. Of particular interest to me is the report of the two different types of SARS. Thanks, I love it when someone introduces me to a new web site.
Last edit by oramar on May 3, '03
May 13, '03
I think the biggest mistake Canada made was to differentiate and report suspect vs probable cases. Anyone who has a cold and a fever can fit into the suspect category.
Contact with someone who has SARS and chest X-ray changes confirm a potential case from a suspect case. It is unfortunate but the world is considering anyone who has been to Toronto and later comes down with a cold as a suspect case. All 19 current potential SARS patients are in the hospital, no new cases in well past the 20 day period of safety.
Like Mike Myers said last night on the tonight show, the only way to get SARS in toronto is to break into a hospital, find the SARS ward and break into there and then kiss the patient. It is almost laughable how some people are being diagnosed with SARS just because they passed through Toronto.
Certainly everyone must stay on their guard, but really, a little intelligence must be used as well.
Last edit by toronto rn on May 13, '03