No one is over reacting to SARS.
SARS is not a version of common cold. What no one dare to tell you that this might be caused by China's biological weapon program that went wrong. The virus is a genetic combination of measles and mumps. Yahoo chinese even reported that US official can't dismiss that SARS was genetically engineered. This would also explain why china was so eager to cover this thing up. Do you think country like china, who tends to down play everything, would actually say that 4,000 are quarantine, if everything is alright?
Chinese official knows something that we don't and is not telling the truth.
Just because Toronto median age of death is 72, does not mean there are no death for healthy adults. HKG
already has several case that person in 30's dies from SARS.
SARS is very contageous and its unseen before. Look at HKG
, taiwan, and china where hospital are being locked down due to SARS.
Let me give you one more example. A taiwanese engineer went to China and come back with SARS. And infected all of his family member, and about 80% of coworker that worked on his floor. When did you see a such a high infection rate. I don't recall any flu that would infect 70~80% of people that come in contact with cold/flu viruses.