Rupert you're probably right that things would be back to normal once the SARS crisis is over, but then the doubt now becomes: WHEN would that be over????
Reports are saying that SARS might have already become a disease that has "settled down" in Hong Kong, which means it won't be eradicated in any time soon. If you would have a look at the people in Hong Kong, as some of the HKG
guys have mentioned, that 90% of the people have donned masks (including me).
Althought it's bad news, it makes perfect sense that nobody would want to come to Hong Kong any time soon. Tourism is hit VERY hard, and the poor loads on airlines and in hotels follow.