SARS Hysteria Must End

January 01, 2003  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Scripps Howard News Service  ·  Disease

The truth about SARS is that this image should never have been on

America’s top three newsmagazines featured virtually identical covers in their May 5 issues: a terrified person wearing a medical mask emblazoned with the letters "SARS." The April 29 New Zealand Herald headlined: "SARS Surge Could Stretch NZ Says Annette King." Total New Zealand cases: one. In the last month, the New York Times has run over 300 pieces on the disease.