The Last Word on SARS

Back in 2003, I was pretty happy to be living in Montreal and not Toronto. SARS was all over the news for months, and the effect it had on the city was pretty big. Aside from the obvious health concerns, tourism dropped like a rock, panic over its possible spread traveled around the world, and hospitals had to be shut down. Today at 10am, the Independent SARS Commission will release it's final report on the matter from when it held 6 days of public hearings in 2003. Check this page at 10am for the full release. Printed copies and DVDs will be available at Publications Ontario in the days following the web release.

Anyone care to recount their experiences for those like myself who may not be fully aware of just how SARS personally affected the lives of Toronto's everyday citizens?

UPDATE: The report is now available.

Image from the South Park SARS episode, "Red Man's Greed"


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