X-Message-Number: 21629
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 19:13:46 -0700
Subject: Fewer people have SARS
From:  (Tim Freeman)

I haven't seen this reported anywhere else, but:

The WHO recently started publishing totals of the numbers of people
who have died from SARS and the number who have recovered.  There is
also a total number of infections to date.  Subtraction yields the
number of people who are still infected.

The number of infected people started decreasing recently:

   1627 on April 17
   1620 on April 18
   1616 on April 19.

It hasn't gone down before, since they started publishing these
numbers on April 10.

If the reported cases are a representative subset of all of the cases,
this is good news.

The extent of the problem in China is still unknown.  Now even the
Chinese politicians are having public disputes about whether to tell
the truth.

Tim Freeman                                                  
Which is worse: ignorance or apathy? Who knows? Who cares?
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