In the Season of SARS

The first pandemic. Covid was the second. There are increasing fears there will be more

By Todd Crowell

In early 2003, when I was working in Hong Kong, I got an email from a friend and former colleague regretting he had to cancel a planned trip to the city.

“It’s that pneumonia thing.”

Pneumonia thing? What pneumonia thing, I wondered. What was he talking about?

I was vaguely aware that some hospital in Kowloon had reported a few cases of what…

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