Two pictures today, both about the same topic that is flooding hte media right now: SARS. (didn't find anything else interesting and I thought it might make a nice discussion)
The safest way not to get infected while visiting someone in a hospital is a TV-visit. There was a lot of panic because of the spreading of SARS, so the Alexandra hospital in Singapore installed a tele-service. The couple on the picture has to say goodbye in a virtual way.
At the train station of Shanghai, an infrared camera wiht a monitor is showing the body temperature or the travellers. Those having fever will be stopped from travelling. The Chinese government asked its population not to travel at all if possible. The usual 1 week break at the beginning of May was shortened to only 5 days off.
The hope that SARS will be stopped just through quarantine has become less and less. The number of cases in China is still increasing rapidly. Saturday, the newspapers talked about 181 newly infected people and 9 more victims that died becasue of it.
WHO is alarmed in Hongkong too: Saturday, a few relapse (sp?) cases were reported where people got sick again after leaving the hospital apparently cured.
Do you think it's just panicking? Because I heard that just 4% of the infected people would actually die from it? Do you think we are safe? Will it spread further? Was is sent by the Chinese government to solve the overpopulation for good? Is it alright to stop people from traveling because of the body temperature? Or couldn't you care less? Discuss!