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Coronavirus: tributes pour in for Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who first warned of a deadly disease

On December 30, 2019, Dr Li Wenliang was worried. His colleagues had come down with an unidentified but serious illness. Li, an eye doctor at Wuhan Central Hospital, wanted to warn his friends. He never imagined the cautionary message he sent his medical colleagues would sound the alarm for the onset of a global pandemic.“The Huanan Fruit and Seafood Wholesale Market has diagnosed seven cases of Sars,” he wrote on social media, referring to severe acute respiratory syndrome, a form of pneumonia…

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