15 March 2013
Vol 339, Issue 6125

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COVER A woman in Beijing covers her face at the peak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in April 2003. Two News stories (pages 1264 and 1269) and a Perspective (page 1287) describe what happened when the world was confronted with this deadly new virus and ask whether we are better prepared today. Photo: Guang Niu/Reuters/Newscom