The story of the Coronavirus just keeps getting more and more precarious. The Chinese doctor, Li Wenliang, who originally sounded the alarm on the outbreak has now died from the virus.
Wenliang worked as an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital when he released an urgent bulletin to medics in the hospital on Dec. 30. Police showed up and attempted to intimidate him into silence after the fact, as China attempted to keep the outbreak under wraps.
He first noticed some similarities to the SARS virus outbreak that scared many around the world in 2003. He warned other doctors and hospital officials via the release of a bulletin. That set off an alarming chain of events by the Chinese Communists. They wanted to put a lid on this and keep it under wraps.
The police tried to get him to confess that he made false statements concerning his warning but he pushed back at their attempts. He was then placed under investigation for those very statements. One has to wonder if this could outbreak could have been tamped down early on had the Chinese Communist government not been so worried about 'controlling the narrative' and more worried about controlling the outbreak.
Now that we're in the midst of the outbreak we are still wondering just how deadly it is.
Chinese health authorities have claimed that coronavirus is primarily a threat to the elderly and people who are already sick, but Wenliang’s untimely death casts doubt on their story.
Wenliang was 34.
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