Coronavirus whistleblower doctor is online hero in China

Coronavirus whistleblower doctor is online hero in China 1


Doctor Li Wenliang is one of the whistleblowers who warned authorities of a potential "SARS-like" outbreak in December 2019, but was reprimanded by Wuhan police instead. The coronavirus has since claimed at least 425 lives and sickened more than 20,000 people globally — including Li and his family. CNN's David Culver reports.

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74 Comments on "Coronavirus whistleblower doctor is online hero in China"

  1. Jetstom Jetstom | February 4, 2020 at 10:30 AM | Reply

    Wuhan mayor admits ‘withholding information’ about the coronavirus outbreak after revealing FIVE MILLION residents had left the city before it went into lockdown

    • Jetstom Jetstom | February 4, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      Researchers say the coronavirus may be more contagious than current data shows
      The so-called R naught of the disease, a mathematical equation that shows how many people will get sick from each infected person, is around 2.2.
      World health officials caution that it may take months before the true R naught is known as more coronavirus cases come to light.
      China’s health minister, Ma Xiaowei, recently told reporters there is evidence it’s already mutated into a stronger variation that is able to spread more easily among humans.

    • O Fantastico Jaspion | February 4, 2020 at 9:15 PM | Reply

      Corona + Aids = Coronavírus wuhan.

    • Legendoflaw21007 Whittle | February 4, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      @Del Mundo Libre what the hell are you talking about?

    • That’s a crime against humanity

  2. this is so sad… 🙁

  3. Dream! And make it comes true | February 4, 2020 at 10:32 AM | Reply

    This is one of the many other reasons we can not trust Chinese government. I feel sad for Chinese people.

  4. That’s despicable

  5. Chinese authorities didn’t wanna disrupt holiday shopping.. they announced the virus 1 day after Chinese holidays started

  6. Yes Arianne you took the words from my mouth. God bless him and i will begin silent prayers for his recovery.

  7. Carefully, he’s a hero

  8. Queen Anne's Revenge | February 4, 2020 at 10:35 AM | Reply

    Doctor Lee is a hero!

  9. So China basically lied and allowed it to spread. Great.

    • They don’t want their people to freak out

    • Trump would have “ locked him up” if he felt Dr. Lee’s attempt to help his fellow man would have an adverse effect on Trump’s own finances, or if he thought it would make him look bad as president. Trump is doing silly dances during the playing of the American anthem, he’s so giddy that he now gets to be a dictator like Xi & Putin. He’s just waiting for the next humanitarian to come along that he can bully, threaten, and humiliate, because his ego will never heal from the ignominy of having been impeached.
      How can we diss China while our “leader” is as evil as theirs.

    • YouTube is now infected by YouTube videos of coronavirus now

    • Not really, the police didn’t believe him in the first place.

  10. Kelly Michaels | February 4, 2020 at 10:45 AM | Reply

    🙏 sending the good doctor and his parents our best for a safe recovery 🙏

  11. The US needs to shut down flights from China until we know more. The truth is that we know very little about this virus.

  12. Roald Shakleton | February 4, 2020 at 10:46 AM | Reply

    China: Stop the illegal act.
    Lee: I was trying to stop a pandemic.
    China: Free speech is a crime. That’s more important than saving lives. Resume eating raccoon-dogs.

  13. M. Rodrigo Lemus | February 4, 2020 at 10:46 AM | Reply

    I heard these Doctors who alerted the world about the Coronavirus were ARRESTED. 🤔

    • Bill Byrd scary so not only 427 deaths maybe by the thousands already

    • O Fantastico Jaspion | February 4, 2020 at 9:16 PM | Reply

      Corona + Aids = Coronavírus wuhan.

    • I am going to look at it from the Chinese perspective as we certainly know it from our own. Devils advocate if you will.

      To the Chinese government and for the most part its people, if you ask them which they value more out of democracy, wealth, or stability, the latter will always be the majority opinion.

      To the local government all they saw initially was a doctor spreading unconfirmed rumors about what they would have perceived to be a possible SARS outbreak and so came down on anyone giving information through informal channels before the local government could confirm what they were dealing with.

      As soon as they had the information from the doctor and had a confirmation from the doctor that he would not brief the public via informal channels which in local governments eyes risks causing a panic in a city of 11 million people before any form of government response can be organised, he was allowed on his way and they shut down the market and began investigations, but still little to no information was given to the local population, presumably again due to local government calculating based on the low infection rate of SARS that a panic before prepared could kill more people than the virus itself.

      On the flip side, as soon as central government got wind of what was happening which unfortunately was several days later, they acted with great speed to try to get ahead of the situation. While local government was slow to identify the problem accurately and notify its people accordingly, central government was very quick at notifying the world, having a fully mapped virus in the hands of the global community before 500 cases were confirmed,

      For all the rights and wrongs we may think we see from the outside looking in, try to keep in mind, be they government workers or private citizens, unlike in some western nations, they are all collectively trying to do the best they can for each other under very difficult circumstances, and under such circumstances a bucket load of judgment calls will be made, and not all of them will be ones we would consider correct.

      Good luck to China, and to all of us, for when this Virus has run its course, and it will, there will still be over 7.8 billion people on this world staring down the barrel of a gun with regards to the future of this earth, and if we are to keep it habitable for humanity, we will need each other.

    • M. Rodrigo Lemus Democrats and liberals are cancer

  14. Lol everyone go watch the movie contagion as the days go by it just makes me mad how bad they are dealing with everything

    • China paid the price for their ignorance. Still paying the price as the numbers of infected still rising. We the rest of the world got sucked into this mess, this is so unfair.

  15. He’s on his last breath…
    CNN : can you talk?

  16. Wonder how those who “interviewed” this doctor are doing. Itd be poetic justice if they too became infected.
    Hope this brave human being/doctor and his parents are strong enough to pull through. God bless all those under quarantine.

  17. LMAO. They were trying to shut the man up to try to contain the rumors. bogus China. Now the man’s in trouble for telling the truth
    smh. If something happens to this man that Chinese government should be held responsible.

    • What you going to do to those communist leaders? They are not afraid of anything.

    • To be the devil’s advocate, I wish he just said a “contagion” or “coronavirus” instead of mentioning SARS by name, then it would be watertight censorship. Right now a lawyer could claim he IS spreading misinformation because it ISN’T SARS.

    • The Wuhan City Police is not the same as the Central Government.

  18. What a surprise, a government that suppressed what they don’t want to hear.

  19. When people fear their govt there is tyranny.
    When the govt fears the people there is freedom.

    • Abranezh Prezawdnaheia | February 4, 2020 at 8:33 PM | Reply

      Vlad Dracoson some people are dumb though…

    • Savage Cabbage | February 4, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      Vlad Dracoson I’m not confused. It’s just a really poor quote that’s not very true, yet sounds good.

      Of course a tyrannical government fears the people enough, as I said that’s why they assassinate people, use extreme propaganda, assert authority and control over every aspect of people’s life… it’s done out of complete fear of an uprising against their policies and people organising themselves. Tyrannical governments live in constant fear.

      The fear the people have for their government is far more important because that’s the difference between standing up to tyranny or just accepting it. A government is only as powerful as the people allow it to be.

    • @Savage Cabbage
      So your saying that when the people fear the govt there is tyranny. When the people dont fear the govt there is freedom? The original is better. Yours… eh. Ok I guess but it simply doesnt ring.

    • And too much freedom is anarchy.

    • ​@Lanling Wang
      Sounds like a suckers offer. You can keep your order, just dont even dream of trying to peddle it in my neighborhood. If you cant put on the big boy panties and go out to take on a decent chaos then huddle in fear with the state slaves. NONE of us are getting out of here alive… so Im going to go down swinging as I fight for the life I value.

  20. When the SARS outbreak happened there were already 3000 infected people detained by the Chinese government, until a whistle blower doctors revealed the Truth but he infected several people.

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