China Syndrome: (I'm disappointed you didn't get that tag line first) China looooves to kill their citizens. I think that if a week goes by without a new reason to kill off a slew of their "comrades" some bureaucrats lose their job (or get killed...hey, a new reason!). Why does China bother with the one-baby policy when it can just kill the excess off? They don't think very practically do they? As for your question concerning re-naming SARS. Does "AIDS" give you any indication? Plus, SARV doesn't sell well in Nordic states - I think it means "cushiony buttocks" in Norwegian.