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#1 » by Jennysblog (β297) » February 7th, 2020, 1:04 pm

Chinese Doctor Who Blew Whistle on Coronavirus Dies
Dr. Li Wenliang, who earlier warned of the deadly coronavirus when the disease was at its early stage, has been confirmed dead by the virus.

The death of a doctor widely regarded as a hero in China for blowing the whistle on the threat posed by the Wuhan coronavirus has led to a massive flood of mourning and rage online.

Dr. Li Wenliang died of the coronavirus in the early hours of Friday morning local time, in Wuhan Central Hospital, where he worked, according to a statement signed by the hospital.

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“Our hospital’s ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was unfortunately infected with coronavirus during his work in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic,” the hospital said. “He died at 2:58 am on Feb 7 after attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful.”

There is outrage on social media following the death of Li Wenliang. This is because he was held in custody among supposed rumormongers in December when he warned about the deadly coronavirus. The authorities refused to believe him and had him detained for spreading news about the virus.

Li Wenliang had caution about a potential “SARS-like” virus spreading in Wuhan. Officials in Wuhan had him detained in a bid to downplay the extremity of the coronavirus outbreak and its life-threatening peril to the public at large.

Several state media outlets had reported Li’s death earlier on Thursday night which caused the Chinese social media to go into mourning, with tributes pouring out. However, few hours later, the Wuhan Central Hospital released a statement saying Li was still alive and in critical condition, adding that they were “making attempts to resuscitate him.” This made everyone to be confused.

The state media afterward deleted their earlier tweets confirming death of Li Wenliang. Then few hours later, the hospital officially confirmed his death.

Wuhan’s Warning
Li Wenliang had raised the alarm about the virus that eventually claimed his life. In December, he posted in his medical school alumni group on the Chinese messaging app WeChat that a total number of 7 patients from a local seafood market in Wuhan had been diagnosed with a SARS-like illness and were being quarantined in his hospital in Wuhan.

Not long after Li Wenliang posted the message, the Wuhan police accused him of spreading unconfirmed news and had him detained.

Li Wenliang was among the several doctors that are targeted by police for attempting to warn the authorities and public on the deadly virus during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak. Presently, the coronavirus has infected more than 28,000 people and causing the death of more than 560.

Li Wenliang later contracted the virus and was hospitalized on January 12. He tested positive for the coronavirus on February 1.

The Wuhan citizens are currently expresses anger on social media after the death of Li Wenliang. China’s social media channels were flooded with rage after the news of Li Wenliang’s death with subject matter like “Wuhan government owes Dr. Li Wenliang an apology,” and “We want freedom of speech,” trending on China’s Twitter-like platform, Weibo.

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#2 » by Deon (β4201) » February 7th, 2020, 1:38 pm

An eye for an eye left thousands blind,
remember that......

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#3 » by eMade (f) VIP (β46266) » February 8th, 2020, 5:52 am

This is a disaster to the Chinese legislation and to the global health community.
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