Li Wenliang: Coronavirus kills Chinese whistleblower doctor

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    Feb 07, 2020 2:55 AM GMT
    A Chinese doctor who tried to issue the first warnings about the deadly coronavirus outbreak has died, the hospital treating him has said.

    Li Wenliang contracted the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital.

    He had sent out a warning to fellow medics on 30 December but police told him to stop "making false comments".

    There had been contradictory reports about his death, but the People's Daily now says he died at 02:58 on Friday (18:58 GMT Thursday).

    The virus has killed 636 people and infected 31,161 in mainland China, the National Health Commission's latest figures show.

    The death toll includes 73 new deaths reported on Thursday.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51403795
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    Feb 09, 2020 7:49 PM GMT
    So awful.
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    Feb 09, 2020 8:43 PM GMT
    jocked_and_loaded saidSo awful.

    Innit simply deplorable.
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    Feb 09, 2020 10:41 PM GMT
    Muskelprotz saidA Chinese doctor who tried to issue the first warnings about the deadly coronavirus outbreak has died, the hospital treating him has said.

    Li Wenliang contracted the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital.

    He had sent out a warning to fellow medics on 30 December but police told him to stop "making false comments".

    There had been contradictory reports about his death, but the People's Daily now says he died at 02:58 on Friday (18:58 GMT Thursday).

    The virus has killed 636 people and infected 31,161 in mainland China, the National Health Commission's latest figures show.

    The death toll includes 73 new deaths reported on Thursday.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51403795


    If the doctor's warning had been heeded surely there would be far fewer cases.