The Doctor Who Tried to Warn China About the Coronavirus


(E) Such a sad story! The doctor who tried to warn China about the coronavirus – Doctor Li Wenliang – has died from the virus.

In the Washington Post: “Chinese doctor who tried to raise alarm on coronavirus in Wuhan dies on ‘front line’ of medical fight

A more detailed portrait of Doctor Wenliang and his achievements in Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, his messages in the “Wuhan University Clinical Medicine 2004” WeChat group on 30 December 2019:

CST 17:43:

  • Li: There are 7 confirmed cases of SARS at Huanan Seafood Market
    Li: (Picture of diagnosis report)
    Li: (Video of CT scan results)
    Li: They are being isolated in the emergency department of our hospital’s Houhu Hospital District

CST 18:42:

  • Someone: Be careful, or else our chat group might be dismissed
  • Li: The latest news is, it has been confirmed that they are coronavirus infections, but the exact virus is being subtyped
  • Li: Don’t circulate the information outside of this group, tell your family and loved ones to take precautions
  • Li: In 1937, coronaviruses were first isolated from chicken…

Source: screenshots in The Beijing News report

Note: The picture above is Doctor Li Wenliang – by Source, Fair use,

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