Coronavirus: Chinese ‘Whistleblower Doctor Confirmed Dead

 Coronavirus: Chinese ‘Whistleblower Doctor Confirmed Dead

Li Wenliang the Chinese doctor, who was among the first to raise concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, has died from the disease, according to state media.UNCONFIRMED REPORT

A 34-year-old Chinese Doctor working in Wuhan, Li Wenliang, who warned others about the coronavirus before it became global knowledge is Dead.

His hospital announced that the Doctor who was among the first to raise a public alarm about the deadly new coronavirus outbreak died of the infection early on Friday (China time), February 7, 2020.

In a post on its verified account on Chinese Social Media Platform Weibo, Wuhan Central Hospital said Opthalmologist Li Wenliang passed away from the infection at 2:58 am; though, the State-run Media, Global Times, had first reported that Dr Li had died of the novel coronavirus, it later reported that he was instead critically ill.

It was reported that the Doctor was given a treatment known as ECMO (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation) which keeps a person’s heart pumping and keeps their blood oxygenated without it going through their lungs.

Li, a 34-year-old doctor working in Wuhan, raised the alarm about the virus on December 30, but was silenced by local police.

A 34-year-old Chinese Doctor working in Wuhan, Li Wenliang, who warned others about the virus before it became global knowledge, is dead.

His Hospital announced that Dr Li Wenliang who was among the first to raise a public alarm about the deadly new coronavirus outbreak died of the infection early on Friday (China time), February 7, 2020.

In a post on its verified account on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Wuhan Central Hospital said Opthalmologist Li Wenliang passed away from the infection at 2:58 am.

The State-run Media, Global Times, first reported that Dr Li had died of the novel coronavirus, but later reported he was instead critically ill.

It was reported that the Doctor was given a treatment known as ECMO (Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) which keeps a person’s heart pumping and keeps their blood oxygenated without it going through their lungs.

Doctor Lian, raised the alarm about the virus on December 30, 2019, but was silenced by Local Police, being one of several medics targeted by Police for trying to blow the whistle on the deadly virus in the early weeks of the outbreak, which has sickened more than 28,000 people and killed more than 560.

Dr Li had posted 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.

Soon after he posted the message, Dr Li was accused of rumor-mongering by the Wuhan Police but the BBC reported that Local authorities later apologised to him.

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