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This Chinese doctor tried to save lives, but was silenced. Now he has coronavirus

(CNN)On December 30, Li Wenliang dropped a bombshell in his medical school alumni group on the popular Chinese messaging app WeChat: seven patients from a local seafood market had been diagnosed with a SARS-like illness and quarantined in his hospital. Li explained that, according to a test he had seen, the illness was a coronavirus -- a large family of viruses that includes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Memories of SARS run deep in China, where a pandemic in 2003 killed hundreds following a government cover up. "I only wanted to remind my university classmates to be careful," he said.I only wanted to remind my university classmates to be carefulLi Wenliang, Wuhan doctorLi, a 34-year-old doctor working in Wuhan, the central Chi ...
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