I just wanted to say that I've been checking on evening and nightly news, and they have been reporting on the SARS status every night. I live in Rochester, just 60 miles from Buffalo. People here go to Toronto all the time. Although I hadn't heard of the 911 thing.
So our local news stations have been covering it probably within 24 hours after it started in Toronto--before it even had a name several days ago.
I don't get the paper any more, but the TV news has had it.
I'm getting sick of having to edit the news that my children watch though--I turn it off a lot ! ...
Have to go make dinner.