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Interviews
CBC News Online | Updated August 19, 2003

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On The Current Eric Sorensen asks Dr. Donald Low about the implications of finding the SARS virus in a B.C. nursing home.
(Aug 19, 2003 | Runs 7:42)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay asks Dr. Daniel Felkin of the World Health Organization if the SARS outbreak is near its end in China.
(June 13, 2003 | Runs 6:40)

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On The Current Reg Sherren talks to Jenise Devrise, a registered practical nurse laid off in the midst of the SARS crisis.
(June 13, 2003 | Runs 6:05)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay asks Dr. Donald Low about the latest developments with the SARS clusters in the Toronto region.
(June 10, 2003 | Runs 8:15)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay talks to Dr. Monica Avendanyo about her study of health care workers infected with SARS.
(May 29, 2003 | Runs 6:32)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay talks to Ontario Health Minister Tony Clement.
(May 29, 2003 | Runs 6:10)

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On The Current Debbie Deir tells Anna Maria Tremonti how she was not allowed to see her dying mother because of SARS restrictions at Brockville General Hospital.
(May 29, 2003 | Runs 7:30)

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On The Current Dr. Mark Bernstein of Toronto Western Hospital tells Anna Maria Tremonti why restricting visitors to a hospital is necessary.
(May 29, 2003 | Runs 6:29)

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On Metro Morning host Andy Barrie, reporter Dave Seglins and Dr. Donald Low discuss the new definition of SARS in Ontario.
(May 27, 2003 | Runs 7:53)

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On As It HappensMary Lou Finlay talks to midwife Michelle Janutka who is in "working quarantine."
(May 27, 2003 | Runs 6:08)

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On The CurrentAnna Maria Tremonti asks Dr. Richard Schabas about the latest outbreak of SARS in Toronto.
(May 26, 2003 | Runs 9:14)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay asks Dr. Coleman Rotstein of the Canadian Infectious Disease Society about the latest SARS cases in Toronto.
(May 23, 2003 | Runs 6:25)

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On As It Happens, Mary Lou Finlay asks Dr. Donald Low of Mt. Sinai what was learned at the SARS conference.
(May 1, 2003 | Runs 6:59)

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On As It Happens, Mary Lou Finlay asks Dr. Alfred Lam in Toronto from Hong Kong for the SARS conference about conditions in the city.
(April 30, 2003 | Runs 6:51)

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In a feature interview on Sounds Like Canada producer Sian Jones tells Bernard St. Laurent what it is like to visit a Toronto emergency room during the time of SARS.
(Runs 13:51)

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On As It Happens, Mary Lou Finlay asks Ontario Health Minister Tony Clement about his reaction to the lifting of the SARS travel ban to Toronto.
(Runs 7:24)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay talks to Dr. Jim Hughes of the Centers for Disease Control about cooperating with Canada on SARS.
(April 28, 2003 | Runs 5:40)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay talks to Opposition Leader Stephen Harper about his views on how the government is handling SARS.
(April 28, 2003 | Runs 5:49)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti asks Pierre Talbot of the University of Quebec and Dr. Frank Plummer of the National Microbiology Lab if the corona virus really is the cause of SARS.
(April 28, 2003 | Runs 12:45)

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On As It Happens, Dick Thompson of the World Health Organization tells Mary Lou Finlay the travel ban to Toronto will not be lifted on Tuesday.
(April 25, 2003 | Runs 7:22)

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On The Current Jim Brown talks to Dr. John Blatherwick of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority about how passengers are screened at Vancouver airport.
(April 25, 2003 | Runs 10:10)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay talks to Edmonton consultant Steve Shields whose meetings in Ireland were cancelled due to fear of SARS.
(April 24, 2003 | Runs 5:20)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay talks to Dr. Henk Bekedam, WHO representative in China, about the SARS situation in Beijing.
(April 24, 2003 | Runs 6:48)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti discusses the issues of privacy and individual rights during the AIDS and SARS epidemics with Margaret Somerville of McGill University and consultant Glen Brown.
(April 24, 2003 | Runs 14:01)

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On Health Matters, Norma Lee Macleod talks to microbiologist Dr. Donald Low about the WHO advisory against non-essential travel to Toronto.
(April 23, 2003 | Runs 4:39)

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On As It Happens, Mary Lou Finlay asks Dick Thompson of the WHO why there was a travel warning issued for Toronto. (April 23, 2003 | Runs 5:29)

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On As It Happens, Toronto Medical Officer of Health Sheela Basrur tells why she disagrees with the WHO. (April 23, 2003 | Runs 6:58)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti talks to Toronto deputy mayor Case Oates about the financial crisis in facing the city with SARS
(April 23, 2003 | Runs 4:22)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti talks to Marion Woods who in unable to get a caregiver for her 92-year-old mother due to SARS.
(April 23, 2003 | Runs 4:47)

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On As It Happens, Mary Lou Finlay talks to David Rosenberg of Merrill Lynch about the economic consequences of SARS.
(April 22, 2003 | Runs 6:02)

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On As It Happens, Mary Lou Finlay asks Doris Grinspun of the Regiserted Nurses Association about possible worst case scenarios for SARS.
(April 22, 2003 | Runs 6:25)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti talks to Dr. Chan Wayman, of the Hong Kong health department about the SARS situation in the region.
(April 22, 2003 | Runs 6:54)

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On The CurrentAnna Maria Tremonti talks to historian Michael Bliss and infectious disease specialist Dr. Neil Rau about the history of quarantine in Canada.
(April 22, 2003 | Runs 13:19)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay asks Dr. Frank Plummer of Health Canada's lab in Winnipeg about whether the corona virus causes SARS.
(April 16, 2003 | Runs 5:28)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti talks to Dr. D. A. Henderson, who led the WHO campaign to eradicate smallpox, how SARS should be handled.
(April 16, 2003 | Runs 10:43)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti talks to Dr. Michael Gardam about preventing the spread of SARS.
(April 16, 2003 | Runs 8:39)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti talks to "Patient 3," a Scarborough woman who lost her mother and brother to SARS and who became ill herself. (April 7, 2003 | Runs 21:23)

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On Quirks & Quarks Bob McDonald talks to Dr. Eleanor Fish, a professor of immunology at the University of Toronto, and Head of the Division of Cell & Molecular Biology at the Toronto General Research Institute, about how viruses can suddenly be responsible for a new disease. (April 5, 2003 | Runs 7:25 in mp3 format)

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On Quirks & Quarks Dr. Amin Kabani, Chief of Bacteriology at the National Microbiology Laboratory and an associate professor of Microbiology and Pathology at the University of Manitoba, explains how his team goes about identifying what's causing an outbreak like SARS. (April 5, 2003 | Runs 6:25 in mp3 format)

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On Quirks & Quarks Bob McDonald talks to Dr. Danuta Skowronski, a physician epidemiologist with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, about how this SARS outbreak has shown both the strengths, and some weaknesses of our public health system. (April 5, 2003 | Runs 4:90 in mp3 format)

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On As It Happens Bill Cameron asks talks to Donald Low chief of microbiology at Mount Sinai hospital who is currently in quarantine. (April 4, 2003 | Runs 5:42)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay asks Dr. Joseph Bresee of the U.s. Centers for Disease Control about the SARS situation in Hong Kong. (April 3, 2003 | Runs 6:10)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay talks to Dr. John Blatherwick chief health medical officer for Vancouver Coastal Health about the SARS situation in B.C. (April 3, 2003 | Runs 5:49)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti asks Dr. Tim Sly of the Ryerson School of Occupational and Public Health about how the system is handling SARS. (April 3, 2003 | Runs 8:44)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti asks World Health Organization virologist Klaus Stohr about the origin of the SARS virus. (April 1, 2003 | Runs 8:40)

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On The Current Anna Maria Tremonti talks to Dr. Lionel Mandell of McMaster University who says there has been too much media coverage of SARS. (March 31, 2003 | Runs 8:29)

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On As It Happens Mary Lou Finlay talks to Dr. Scott Dowell Director of the International Emerging Infections Program in Thailand about the spread of SARS in Southeast Asia. (March 28, 2003 | Runs 5:29)

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On The Current Jim Brown talks to Dr. Paul Gully, Director General at Health Canada about what Canada is doing about SARS. (March 28, 2003 | Runs 5:05)

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On The Current David Butler-Jones, past president of the Canadian Public Health Association tells Jim Brown that resources may be stretched too thin to deal with the SARS crisis. (March 28, 2003 | Runs 10:31)

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On The Current Jim Brown talks to Firdaus Bhathena, a Canadian teacher in Hong Kong, about SARS in the region. (March 28, 2003 | Runs 6:01)

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Isolation units: how they work: Dr. Mary-Lynn Watson, Interim Clinical Chief of QEII Health Sciences Centre explains. (March 27, 2003 | Runs 2:14)

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A day in the life: Follow Dr. Don Low, chief microbiologist at Toronto's Mount Sinai hospital, as the SARS investigation unfolds. (March 27, 2003 | Runs 2:38)

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On The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti talks to Dr. Jay Keystone, an infectious disease expert at Toronto Hospital, who is concerned that SARS could spread if people ignore the quarantine. (March 27, 2003 | Runs 9:23)

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CBC Newsworld's Nancy Wilson gets an update from CBC medical reporter Maureen Taylor. (March 27, 2003 | Runs 2:10)

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CBC News Morning's Alison Smith interviews Dr. Jay Keystone of the Centre for Travel and Tropical Medicine. (March 27, 2003 | Runs 4:29)

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As It Happens host Mary Lou Finlay talks to Dick Thompson of the World Health Organization about the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. (March 26, 2003 | Runs 6:52)

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CBC News Morning's Alison Smith talks with Dr. Howard Njoo of Health Canada's Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control. (March 17, 2003 | Runs 4:08)

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CBC News Morning's Alison Smith interviews Dr. Jay Keystone, travel and tropical disease specialist with the University of Toronto. (March 17, 2003 | Runs 4:53)

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On CBC Radio's Metro Morning, Dr. Andrew Simor, head of microbiology and a specialist in infectious diseases at Toronto's Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Center, talks about SARS. (March 17, 2003 | Runs 4:10)




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