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Boston University

125 Bay State Rd
Boston, MA 02215

General Phone: 617-353-2000
Financial Aid Phone: 617-353-2965
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

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The politics of pandemics - Boston Globe

Annas and other public health scholars see parallels to Boston's own reaction to SARS three years ago. Because the disease originated in Asia, many Bostonians avoided Chinatown, despite the fact that no cases had been reported there (the United States as a whole had eight cases and no deaths). ''[Mayor] Menino had to go to Chinatown to convince Bostonians to eat in Chinatown,'' Annas recalls. ''And you certainly can't get SARS from eating Chinese food.''