Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Concern is beginning to mount that officials in China knew about the dangers of the coronavirus earlier than they have previously let on. Scientists were aware of the virus, and suspected how deadly it could become, but government officials urged them to be quiet. Dr. Li Wenliang, a doctor who worked at Wuhan Central Hospital, raised alarm bells about the virus. He had contacted medical colleagues on December 30, but police instructed him to stay silent and to desist in “making false comments.” He has since died from the illness.