“SARS as metaphor: a tale of two epidemics”:http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/apr/25rajeev.htm
bq. Nike has contingency plans to move its production out of China. Motorola has restricted travel to affected areas, while Honda is moving the families of its expatriates out of China. Wal Mart has banned all travel to China. Cathay Pacific has been forced to ground much of its fleet due to rampant cancellations; other Asian airlines are affected. The tourist flow into East Asia, one of the region’s major money earners, has been curtailed dramatically. The Canton Trade Fair, usually the single largest trade show in China, is effectively dead this year.
The chinese may value secrecy above the life of their citizens. But the Capitalist who trades with China values his life more than money.
Time has more news on the coverup happening in China.
“Shanghai SARS Cases a State Secret “:http://www.sulekha.com/redirectnh.asp?cid=308151
bq. But party officials then cautioned that “Shanghai’s SARS caseload was still a state secret,” according to one journalist who attended the meeting. The state media was not to report any SARS statistics higher than the government-sanctioned figures, nor were Shanghai journalists allowed to interview any SARS patients or their families