Two Old Forumosa Threads and Some Taipei Times Snippets on SARS

If admin or mods don’t like, okay with me to delete. (Edited to add: Tried to keep Taipei Times quotes brief; if there are copyright doubts concerning Taipei Times, I guess deletion is in order.)

Edited to add lagniappe, basic stats by country, including Taiwan:

Not sure how helpful these two threads are for the present situation (and I haven’t even finished reading the first thread); that’s why I posted them in Temp:

The same can be said of the Taipei Times snippets: not sure how helpful they are, so off they go to Temp (didn’t finish this one, may or may not try to add a few more):

– Melody Chen / STAFF REPORTER, “US specialists to study pneumonia cases,” Mon, Mar 17, 2003

– Annabel Lue / STAFF REPORTER, “Taiwanese steer clear of Hong Kong,” Tue, Mar 18, 2003

–AFP, HONG KONG, “Researchers scramble to find source of SARS,” Wed, Mar 19, 2003

–Melody Chen, Ko Shu-ling and Lin Mei-chun / STAFF REPORTERS, “Fourth mystery pneumonia case confirmed in Chiayi,” Wed, Mar 19, 2003

–Ko Shu-ling / STAFF REPORTER , WITH AGENCIES, “WHO lists Taiwan as a part of China,” Thu, Mar 20, 2003

– Melody Chen / STAFF REPORTER, “Taiwan aids diplomat’s sick son,” Sat, Mar 22, 2003

–Chang Yun-Ping / STAFF REPORTER, “Man catches possible Hantavirus,” Sun, Mar 23, 2003

–Melody Chen / STAFF REPORTER, “WHO pinpoints six ‘probable’ SARS cases in Taiwan,” Sun, Mar 23, 2003

–Sandy Huang / STAFF REPORTER, “Taipei health chief requests new listing for SARS,” Tue, Mar 25, 2003

–Chang Yun-Ping / STAFF REPORTER, “Taipei City turns up the heat over disease outbreak,” Wed, Mar 26, 2003

Ko Shu-ling / STAFF REPORTER, “DOH defends strategy for SARS,” Wed, Mar 26, 2003

–STAFF WRITER, “DOH warns air passengers of SARS risk,” Thu, Mar 27, 2003

–Chang Yun-ping / STAFF REPORTER, “DOH raises status of mystery disease,” Fri, Mar 28, 2003

–Lin Chieh-yu / STAFF REPORTER, “Cabinet orders more prevention,” Sat, Mar 29, 2003

–AP AND AFP , HONG KONG AND WASHINGTON, “Look out for SARS, WHO tells airlines,” Sat, Mar 29, 2003

–Sandy Huang / STAFF REPORTER, “Kinmen may close `small three links,’” Sat, Mar 29, 2003

–Nadia Tsao / STAFF REPORTER IN WASHINGTON, “USCDC tests SARS-suspected samples from Taiwan,” Sat, Mar 29, 2003

–Melody Chen, “SARS outbreak in Taiwan appears to be under control,” Sun, Mar 30, 2003

AP , HONG KONG, “Doctor who first identified SARS dies in hospital,” Mon, Mar 31, 2003

–“Editorial: Half-measures for SARS will fail,” Tue, Apr 01, 2003

–Chang Yun-Ping / STAFF REPORTER, “Center for Disease Control develops SARS test,” Wed, Apr 02, 2003

CNA , TAIPEI, “Kinmen to delay exchanges over SARS outbreak,” Thu, Apr 03, 2003

–Mayo Kuo 郭明裕, “SARS is a reminder of ubiquitous viral threat,” Fri, Apr 04, 2003

REUTERS , BEIJING, “WHO tries to unravel Beijing’s SARS lies,” Thu, Apr 17, 2003

–Melody [no surname given, guessing it’s Chen] / STAFF REPORTER, “SARS record may be used in WHO bid,” Sat, Apr 19, 2003

–Chang Yun-ping / STAFF REPORTER , WITH CNA, “SARS epidemic: Taipei City closes down hospital,” Fri, Apr 25, 2003

–REUTERS , TORONTO, “Toronto SARS nurses at risk: expert,” Fri, Jun 06, 2003


Very interesting. The past is prologue. Or history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

Don’t delete, mods.

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An epic post. Thank you Charlie Jack!


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Better still, give it legendary post status.



You’re welcome, and thank you, @afterspivak! And thank you, @DrewC and @jimipresley!

Whoa, I just noticed this has been moved out of Temp. Thanks, whoever did that.