Two days ago marked the third anniversary of the death of the whistleblower of coronavirus, Dr. Li Wenliang. It has been years since the deadly virus struck the world, since late 2019. Now it is 2023, we still have to be cautious of the virus. Even though the number of people getting infected by the virus seems to decrease compared to before, the virus is still there lingering.
On Twitter, even before Dr. Li Wenliang’s death anniversary, people around the world have started giving him tribute. People respect him because he was the one who tried to warn people about the presence of the virus.
Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the death of Dr. Li Wenliang – one of the first doctors to call attention to the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan in 2019. He was silenced by authorities, who reprimanded him for sharing information on the virus, and he later died of the infection pic.twitter.com/hjobmgtgqR
— Radio Free Asia (@RadioFreeAsia) February 7, 2023
Tomorrow is the 3 year anniversary of the death of Chinese Covid whistleblower Dr Li Wenliang, who died for saying the right thing in the wrong place. Memorials are being held across the globe. Never forget his name pic.twitter.com/XNBQl1mEgO
— Jemimah Steinfeld (@JFSteinfeld) February 6, 2023
When Dr. Li Wenliang was working, he noticed seven cases of a virus that he thought looked like SARS 2003. He knew he needed to alarm others. He sent a message to his fellow medics about the outbreak to warn them. Unfortunately, his action only caused him to be visited by the police. The police told him to stop making ‘false comments.’
Days after that, he went to work and caught the deadly virus from one of his patients. He died in 2020 after being infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Dr. Li Wenliang will always be remembered. Thank you for your service.
Sources: BBC News, @JFSteinfeld, @RadioFreeAsia