We expect there will be more poultry outbreaks.
If you put a message out there very strongly, then Chinese people might go into a panic, which is absolutely unnecessary.
That means about 10 billion birds and it is very difficult for the government to monitor their health status. It is an enormous challenge.
Now we dare to say that the SARS epidemic is over its peak period both globally and in China, ... This shows SARS can be contained -- this, despite the fact that we still have no vaccine or cure or diagnostic test.
This allows China to truly join global and regional efforts to curb smoking. Many lives will be saved, public health will be strengthened, and the economy will benefit as well.
The challenge now is to eliminate it as a public threat, ... The surveillance system needs to be beefed up to be more sensitive and action-oriented so we can get all SARS cases.
China's HIV infections have been linked to high-risk behavior. But now, sex work is moving it toward the general population.
Make no mistake, China's AIDS epidemic is growing.
Roughly half of the new infections are sexually transmitted. The other 48 percent comes from intravenous drug users, and the remaining 2 percent are vertical transmissions from mother to child.
The sex part, which is now increasing as a mode of transmission, is a very clear sign that it might be moving toward the general population.