Dr. Li Wenliang — the Chinese whistleblower doctor who warned the public of a potential “SARS-like” disease in December 2019 — has died of coronavirus in Wuhan today, according to several state media reports.
Li was questioned by local health authority, and was later summoned by Wuhan police to sign a reprimand letter in which he was accused of “spreading rumors online” and “severely disrupting social order.”
He was hospitalized on Jan. 12 after contracted the virus from his patient, and he was confirmed to have the coronavirus on Feb. 1.
The World Heath Organization tweeted about his death:
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 6, 2020