The Chinese doctor who sounded early warnings about the Wuhan coronavirus is in a critical condition, according to the hospital treating him and several state media outlets. Hours earlier the same state media organizations reported that he had died.
RT @balajis: Li Wenliang risked his freedom to get out the message and lost his life treating patients. We should name an award after him. And we should probably listen to him.
At this time, there are also rumors that his pregnant wife has also died from the virus. No idea if this is true but widely circulated within China at the moment. Personally, I’m really hoping it’s not true...
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Doctor Li died on 21:18 local time, and his brain lost activity 8 minutes later. However, because the Administration fears people's anger, they put his body in ECMO 15 minutes after his death and tortured him for another five and half hours, so they can announce his death on midnight and hope people will not notice it, or at least wait until censors back to work in the morning. Source: deleted social media posts from local doctors
Source 1: [https://i.imgur.com/YnTJIzd.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/YnTJIzd.jpg)
they noticed his condition was critical in the morning at around 10:20 am local time. (Source 1)
ECMO was provided by other hospital at around 6pm of which arrived at hospital at around 9pm. (Source 2: [https://i.imgur.com/bIW6vRI.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/bIW6vRI.jpg))
And they start to administer Adrenaline around 21:18. (Source 1) Meaning they are doing CPR at this point.
And 21:30 pronounced dead but hook up to ECMO that arrived at 21:33.
so essentially a critical condition patient was left unattended for almost 11 hours.
That's Chinese healthcare system for you.
Looking bad for China lol. As if they care. They do a lot of things that make them look bad everyday. It's a part of life over there. They'll just arrest those that believe it / talk about it / spread it. Then no one will talk about it, and all you'll hear is how good they're doing.
Hope this hero gets some rest now. Anyone else concerned about the fact that a healthy 34 year old doctor died from this virus? I was under the assumption that the fatalities came from those with pre-existing conditions or the elderly...
But of course not. I would not be surprised to discover that an attempted 'cure' to fix the... er, problem was at fault. After all, some would regard the situation as... extreme.
Either that or coronavirus or pneumonia has mutated to cause sudden and fatal brain damage in very rare cases...
The problem is that they brainwash their citizens into believing that THEY are a part of the government too, so that’s why they don’t accept criticism against them. So yeah, kinda just fuck China in general.
Look man, I got nothing against Chinese people, but you do have to understand that a huge reason why China’s government is so oppressive is because the people of China allowed it to be so.
It sucks for the people like you who can see past the Chinese government’s propaganda and censorship, but a huge part of why it’s so effective is due to what has become modern Chinese culture, which you have Mao Zedong to thank for, that man decapitated China’s rich culture and history, and replaced it with his Marxist doctrine and created a totalitarian zeitgeist.
I totally agree with you. However, there are many reasons that people would not stand up against the government.
One of them you have mentioned which is that they are already brainwashed. Before I left the country, I was on the side of communist party and believed that our government is our savior due to their massive propaganda. They simply censored all the news and reports that are not favorable to them. When people can not access all the information, they are unable to make the right decisions. Those poor people are fucked not fucked up. They are very reasonable people once they have all the facts.
Another reason is the economy. The China 20 years ago is a totally different country. Take my own family as an example: we almost didn’t have any valuables in our apartment. We couldn’t afford a car, a tv, a fridge and not even a microwave oven at the time when I was born. The party did help the majority of people by creating jobs so we could fulfill our basic need. As long as the economy stays strong, the people will stay in put. However, it is also one of weakness of the system—the survive of the party heavily relies on the economy. Despite the massive censorship, thousands and thousands of critics are spreading all around the Chinese social media every day. There are still many people who question the government and distrust it. The good economy make us feel save and not willing to disrupt the balance.
> The problem is that they brainwash their citizens into believing that THEY are a part of the government too, so that’s why they don’t accept criticism against them. So yeah, kinda just fuck China in general.
Imagine being so tricked by the propaganda that you **actually** believe that the entire Chinese population of 1.4 billion is part of an unthinking hivemind.
Imagine thinking you know so much about a society you're clearly ignorant about -_-
Par for the course for /r/worldnews
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Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old doctor working in Wuhan, raised the alarm about the novel coronavirus in December, posting in his medical school alumni group on the Chinese messaging app WeChat that seven patients from a local seafood market had been diagnosed with a SARS-like illness and were quarantined in his hospital.
Soon after he posted the message, Li was accused of rumor-mongering by the Wuhan police. He was one of several medics targeted by police for trying to blow the whistle on the deadly virus in the early weeks of the outbreak, which has sickened more than 28,000 people and killed more than 560.