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Stories of SARS Survivors From Toronto


René F. Najera, DrPH

September 30, 2020

Between 2002 and 2004, . By the end of the epidemic, countries in every continent were affected. A total of about 8,000 cases and about 800 deaths were reported. . There, led to a time of major concern that the epidemic would spread throughout the city and then the country. While that epidemic was not a pandemic according to the World Health Organization, it had all the markings of one: It was a new disease with localized epidemics on every continent except Antarctica.

Like the New York City COVID-19 epidemic early in this current pandemic, , there is much to be learned from the epidemic in Toronto. How did it begin? How could it have been contained? And how was it brought under control?

In this video, reporters conduct interviews of people who were there in Toronto and survived the epidemic. The video is about 15 minutes long.


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