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Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma and Porter Erisman at a press conference for Taobao after the SARS crisis.

I was a VP at Alibaba during the SARS crisis in 2003. Here’s what Jack Ma did to unite our team, accelerate revenue, and launch a new business a...

"The door to my home was chained shut, a guard was stationed in my apartment building lobby, and I and 400 Alibaba colleagues were forced to run the company from our homes for 10 days."

Trump falsely used the term ‘Chinese virus’ again. This is not the first time a pandemic has fueled xenophobia.

People blamed the coronavirus on China. This phenomenon of blaming groups of people for disease has existed since the bubonic plague.
COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, has an estimated mortality rate of 3.4%.

How the coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics

To some, the coronavirus outbreak is reminiscent of SARS, swine flu, Zika, and other epidemics that have caused panic in recent memory.
Zhong Nanshan, a scientist at China's national health commission, is sometimes called the "SARS hero" due to his work during the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s.

The world’s biggest iPhone maker has hired the scientist known as the ‘SARS hero’ to oversee its reopening as it resumes production

Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, just hired the head of China's coronavirus investigation as an adviser.
Health workers wear full protective clothing during cleanup operations at Amoy Gardens, where over 200 residents were infected with the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus, April 4, 2003 in Hong Kong.

The new coronavirus has killed nearly 3 times as many people in 8 weeks as SARS did in 8 months. Here’s how the 2 outbreaks compare.

SARS killed 774 people between November 2002 and July 2003. More than 2,100 people have died from the new Wuhan coronavirus since December.

Here’s why one Wall Street firm says coronavirus will be much more difficult for China to overcome than SARS

Much of Wall Street expects the fallout of coronavirus to be limited to the near-term. Richard Koo at Nomura says that may be misguided.
A newspaper stall in 2003 featuring a photo of Dr. Jiang Yanyong, the whistleblower on China's 2003 SARS cover-up.

The doctor who revealed China’s SARS cover-up has been under house arrest in the country since 2019

Dr. Jiang Yanyong, who blew the whistle on China's SARS cover-up, is under house arrest after championing Tiananmen Square as a 'patriotic movement'.
Volunteers in protective suits disinfect a railway station southern China on February 4, 2020.

With more than 800 dead, the Wuhan coronavirus has killed more people than the SARS outbreak

The Wuhan coronavirus death toll has surpassed that of SARS, another deadly virus that originated in China in the early 2000s and killed 774 people.
Medical workers are on strike, demanding that Hong Kong fully close its border with China to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The first coronavirus death in Hong Kong prompts health workers to strike and demand that its border with mainland China be fully closed

The man who died also infected his 72-year-old mother, marking Hong Kong's first human-to-human transmission of the illness.
Cleaners wash a street in the quarantined city of Wuhan with a high-pressure water gun on February 3, 2020.

The official who led the global fight against SARS called China’s quarantine of 50 million people an unprecedented ‘grand experiment’...

China has imposed the largest quarantine in human history by cutting off links to multiple cities in an attempt to stop the Wuhan coronavirus.