Someone told me this morning that SARS is not a real disease, that it's a placebo thing where if you tell a person they have the virus they believe it. The woman said that the SARS hysteria was started by the U.S. government to distract the nation's attention from what's really going on in Iraq.
And the BBC chief said this:
... Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, many American networks had "wrapped themselves in the American flag and swapped impartiality for patriotism."