China Bans the Eating of Rare Animals: could this have prevented SARS?

Will the new Chinese ban on the eating of rare animals reduce the likelihood of another SARS epidemic? In 2003 SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) swept across china and surrounding countries in one of the largest epidemics of recent times. With 8273 cases, 775 deaths, and an estimated $40 billion worth of damage to worldwide economy, SARS bought China to …