Li Wenliang

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(doctor, whistleblower, COVID-19/Premature death)
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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. An early COVID-19 premature death

Li Wenliang was the doctor 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]


The BBC reported that "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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