SARS - A Great Global SCAM
I've been thinking along these lines myself.. To see mass quarantine, and hysteria for an illness that behaves much like the flu and has killed less people than the flu, and to see travel warnings and restrictions placed on major universities, has to make one wonder. What exactly prompts social experiments of this type?
Having been well-trained in media health promotion and persuasion methods from my behavioral science studies at Harvard University, I concluded that something akin to a social experiment was underway. With SARS, people were being frightened beyond reason, I realized. The classic definition of phobia was being manifested on a social, if not global, scale.
At this writing, SARS appears to have killed 54 people out of almost 1,400 afflicted according to the World Health Organization, a death rate of less than 4%. But since this only takes into account those ill enough to seek medical help, the actual ratio of deaths to infections is certainly far less. more
Also see Us Quarantine Policy in Effect
posted by Cyndy