Wednesday, April 09, 2003
SARS: OK, I just don't get this. Why would a country cover up the fact that they were hit hard by a virus that has already hit other nations in various degrees of severity? Do they not want to appear weak? Do they want to be sure they don't get caught having to repay any favors to countries that helped them out during an outbreak? What good does it do to lie about the state of SARS or any other highly contagious, mysterious illness? It just allows the thing to spread more and makes it harder to bring in the necessary help to combat the damn thing. So what good does that do anyone?