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Title
The economic impact of SARS in Beijing, China
Author
Abstract
objective To document the impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Beijing on indicators of social and economic activity. methods Associations between time series of daily and monthly SARS cases and deaths and volume of public train, airplane and cargo transport, tourism, household consumption patterns and gross domestic product growth in Beijing were investigated using the cross-correlation function. results Significant correlation coefficients were found for all indicators except wholesale accounts and expenditures on necessities, with the most significant correlations occurring with a delay of 1 day to 1 month. conclusions Especially leisure activities, local and international transport and tourism were affected by SARS particularly in May. Much of this consumption was merely postponed; but irrecoverable losses to the tourist sector alone were estimated at about US$ 1.4 bn, or 300 times the cost of treatment for SARS cases in Beijing.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Tropical medicine and international health. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2009
ISSN
1360-2276
Volume/pages
14:S:1(2009), p. 85-91
ISI
000270667100012
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 18.06.2017
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