Dr. Li Wenliang Wiki
Dr. Li Wenliang is said to be passed after he warned others about the Wuhan coronavirus. He was 34 years old doctor working in Wuhan, raised the alarm about the novel coronavirus on December 30, posting in his medical school alumni group on the Chinese messaging app WeChat that seven patients from a local seafood market had been diagnosed with a SARS-like illness and were quarantined in his hospital.
However, he was accused of rumor-mongering by the Wuhan police. On January 12th he was admitted to the hospital and was confirmed to have the coronavirus on February 1. The World Health Organization said on Twitter “We’re deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Li Wenliang.”
Guan Hanfeng, an orthopedist at the Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, and Luo Yu, a tech industry executive who was one of Li’s university classmates, broke the news of the apparent death, the Washington Post reported. Curently, the coronavirus has now killed more than 560 people and infected 28,000 in China.
According to the latest report from Wuhan Central Hospital saying that Dr. Li’s heart had stopped beating at 21:30 local time (13:30 GMT) and he was given resuscitation treatment. Dr. Li was currently in a critical condition, it said.
Update: Li Wenliang is currently in critical condition. His heart reportedly stopped beating at around 21:30. He was then given treatment with ECMO(extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation). https://t.co/ljhMSwHBXB
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) February 6, 2020
After the New update, the WHO has removed the Tweet and his death news triggered a huge wave of popular reaction on Weibo – China’s equivalent of Twitter.
Dr. Li Wenliang warned that something is going on at Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.
In December, Li messaged his friends, an emergency notice was issued by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, informing the city’s medical institutions that a series of patients from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market had an “unknown pneumonia” BBC Reports.
Four days later he was summoned to the Public Security Bureau where he was told to sign a letter. In the letter, he was accused of “making false comments” that had “severely disturbed the social order”. He was one of eight people who police said were being investigated for “spreading rumors”
In his Weibo post he describes how on 10 January he started coughing, the next day he had a fever and two days later he was in the hospital. He was diagnosed with the coronavirus on 30 January.
The coronavirus has killed at least 565 people and infected more than 28,000. The total number of cases in the U.S. was 12 as of Thursday morning, in six different states, but the outbreak is still focused largely in central China.
He was one of eight whistleblowers who tried to sound the alarm about the novel virus but was denounced by authorities for “rumor-mongering.” Later, Local authorities later apologized to the stricken physician.