Li Wenliang

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(doctor, whistleblower)
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Cause of death
Victim ofpremature death
First raised awareness of COVID-19 by publishing about it online. Disciplined by the Chinese government for "spreading rumours", posthumously pardoned.

Li Wenliang was the doctor whistleblower who published online about the new coronavirus which was later named COVID-19.

He was disciplined by the Chinese government for "spreading rumours", but posthumously pardoned.[1]


"On 10 January he started coughing, the next day he had a fever and two days later he was in hospital. He was diagnosed with the coronavirus on 30 January."[2]


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