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Cathay Pacific & SARS

The Hong Kong economy could lose more than $5 billion dollars as a result of the SARS epidemic. One of the companies hardest hit is Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific, which has cut flights by nearly half. NPR's Joe Palca reports from Hong Kong.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.