sudden or severe?
In light of the current problem, I (and others I've spoken to) have a
very trivial question. I read SARS to be the abbreviation of Severe Acute
Respiratory Syndrome in most instances (including this week's editorial in
the BMJ), and of Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome in others (including
last week's obituary of Dr Urbani in the BMJ). As the abbreviation is
starting to lead it's own life (like AIDS), it might be a good time to
decide what it stands for.
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