April 26, 2004

SARS UPDATE: Reader Bill Rudersdorf sends this disturbing story:

The latest outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in China, with eight confirmed or suspected cases so far and hundreds quarantined, involves two researchers who were working with the virus in a Beijing research lab, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Rudersdorf observes: “Our friends, the technologically advanced Chinese, seem to be a bit ham-fisted in their labs. Hope they don’t mess with bio-weapons.” Indeed.