It is always difficult to see someone die after they did the right thing and told the truth. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist in Wuhan, China, did just that. For telling is circle of 8 doctor friends about a new virus spreading through his hospital, he was called to the police station and made to sign a confession for speaking out without authorization from the higher authorities. His friend circle were fellow doctors. He would later die from the very disease, CoVid-19, that he talked about.
For this, he will always be remembered. If only he was listened to instead of reprimanded, China and the world would be in a very different place with this novel corona virus.
Born: October 12, 1986, Beizhen, Jinzhou, China
Died: February 7, 2020, Wuhan, China
Li Wenliang 李文亮 (12 October 1986 – 7 February 2020), told the truth in China, was reprimanded, and subsequently died of CoVid-19. We mourn his passing.