Chinese government officials did not inform the World Health Organization of the outbreak of SARS until February 2003. This
lack of openness criminal cover-up caused delays in efforts to control the epidemic. Severe
Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Patients
under 24 were least
to die (less than 1%); those 65 and older were most
to die (over 55%) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome
Still no vaccine for SARS, so how much worse is COVID 19 really going to be - and to last?