Saudi Arabia Should ‘Report Openly And Honestly’ About MERS
Washington Post: New killer virus should be fought with the help of Saudi honesty
“…In the last week or so, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have reported clusters of [Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)] cases in hospitals and among health care workers. … Unfortunately, there is far too little information about the virus coming from Saudi Arabia. … More than a year and a half after the virus was identified, there is a dearth of information about its genetic make-up and a lack of case-control studies that could offer clues about how it spreads. It isn’t comforting that Saudi officials are urging people not to panic. The most reassuring thing they can do is to report openly and honestly what is going on” (4/18).