SARS: Collaboration and Resistance

  • Jeremy Youde


Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a disease of many firsts. It was the first international disease epidemic of the twenty-first century. It was the first time this novel Coronavirus had been found in humans. It was the international community’s first true public health challenge in the new century. Finally, it was the first disease that globalization visibly both exacerbated its spread in a short period of time and contributed significantly to its end. Its emergence posed multiple, unique challenges to an international community still struggling to devise an appropriate response to the threat of epidemic diseases.


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