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Coronavirus: doctor who faced backlash from police after warning of outbreak dies

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 06 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m528

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  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Li Wenliang—a doctor from Wuhan, China, who said he was reprimanded by police for warning other doctors about novel coronavirus at the start of the outbreak—has died after being infected with 2019-nCoV.

When the first cases of a pneumonia-like condition appeared in a local hospital, Li sent messages to his medical school alumni group on the Chinese messaging app WeChat, warning that, from the test results he had seen, it appeared to …

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