Sunday, April 20, 2003

Ruh Ro!
Chinese SARS patients hidden:
BEIJING - Chinese authorities ordered doctors in Beijing to hide patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, from World Health Organization (WHO) experts last week in an attempt to downplay the epidemic, Chinese doctors and other sources said yesterday.

Authorities transferred about 40 SARS patients to a hotel on the grounds of one hospital and at another facility bundled more than 30 SARS patients into ambulances to prevent the WHO team from finding them, the sources said.
"It was done to avoid detection by the WHO. We drove the patients around Beijing," said a senior medical official at the hospital. "We were ordered by the Beijing government."
As I have mentioned before, they also still just make up their economic statistics. Sounds like the bad old days.

Hmmm, I wonder if it is safe to shop at Wal-Mart?