Last week, we reported about Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak. On Friday, it was reported that the 34-year-old doctor died, allegedly from the coronavirus.
A hospital statement announced his death: “Our hospital’s ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was unfortunately infected with coronavirus during his work in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. He died at 2:58 am on Feb 7 (local time) after attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful.”
Li Wenliang was hospitalized on January 12 after contracting the virus from one of his patients.
Is China telling us the truth about the severity of the outbreak or about the number of serious illnesses and deaths associated with the coronavirus spreading across China and other countries?
The Daily Mail reports – The death toll in China rose by 86 to 722 on Saturday, according to authorities, and is poised to pass the 774 deaths recorded globally during the 2002-2003 SARS pandemic, another coronavirus that jumped from animals to humans in China.
This new number brings the total number of people who have died from coronavirus to 724 worldwide, with one death in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.
Several stunning videos have emerged from China showing citizens who are suspected of having coronavirus running away from Chinese officials trying to capture them to put them in quarantine.
One of the videos shows a man suspected of having coronavirus desperately sprinting away from officials trying to put him in quarantine has emerged, as the communist regime starts rounding up suffers in Wuhan and taking them to camps.
The clip, believed to be taken in Changqing Garden, Wuhan, shows a group of officials approaching the man who is backed up against a wall.
The man suddenly starts running away from the officials who rapidly pursue him.
Some officials appear to be carrying large metal sticks, swinging them at the people they’re pursuing, as they run along nearly-deserted streets.
The clip, shared to Twitter on Thursday, comes after China’s Vice Premier Sun Chunlan called on a ‘people’s war’ against the fast-spreading epidemic.
A group of around 10 officials pursue him. The clip then cuts to show the chase from a different angle, showing the nearly-deserted streets of Wuhan
Last week China’s central government ordered the city – which is the epicenter of the virus – to round up all suspected patients as well as their close contacts in mass quarantine camps.
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On Saturday it was also confirmed that the first American, who had been living in Wuhan, has died from the virus with the 60-year-old passing away on Thursday.
A panel of leading experts in the UK has issued warnings about the coronavirus.
Leading virologists and infectious disease specialists met at a hastily organized meeting by the respected Science Media Centre in London on Friday amid the escalating outbreak.
They made a series of dire warnings about the disease, including:
A vaccine will not be ready until at least 2021.
Even if we eradicate the virus in the next few months it could re-emerge in winter.
An outbreak in late 2020 could be devastating for NHS staff juggling the winter crisis.
The death of a seemingly healthy Chinese doctor in his 30s raises fears it may have the ability to kill people with strong immune systems.
Don’t be fooled by a decrease in confirmed cases in the last few days – this could be a lack of manpower and errors in cataloging them in China.
The virus may be spread to babies from pregnant mothers during childbirth.
Cases are at least 10 times higher than the current 31,000 being reported.
Four Britons – a couple and their two children – have also been admitted to Son Espases hospital in the Palma, Majorca, this weekend after having tests for the virus.
The admissions occurred after the unnamed dad, who lives in Majorca, went to the hospital on Thursday to inform medics he had been in contact with a person who had tested positive for the virus in France.