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One year ago this week, 8 doctors in Wuhan, China began an online discussion about patients arriving in their emergency rooms with an unusual kind of pneumonia. That discussion would lead to their disappearance for over a month. One doctor was #LiWenliang, who would not survive. ImageImageImage
The first reports of their disappearance leaked while Beijing was still attempting to conceal the extent and seriousness of what, by then, they knew was a novel coronavirus similar to SARS. But the internet was flooded images of bodies in hospital hallways and emergency rooms. ImageImageImage
By the week of January 18, Beijing had announced a quarantine of Wuhan, starting on Jan 23, the time of the New Year’s holiday. Although all transportation had already been suspended the mayor estimated over 5 million people fled the city of 13 million.
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“Remembering the lewd chatter around the dinner table every night, I felt for the first time that the system I had long considered sacred was in fact unbearably absurd.”…
“My experience with the study outline taught me that the ideas the party sanctimoniously promoted were in fact self-serving tools used to deceive the Chinese people.

I soon learned that they were also a way of making money.”…
“CCP had >3.6 million grassroots organizations, each of which was expected to buy a copy of a new publication. If the book was priced at ten yuan per copy, that meant a minimum of 36 million yuan in sales revenue—equivalent to more than $5 million today.”…
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China already had the coronavirus vaccine days before the first death in US.

Timeline: (Note the dates. Join the dots.)

20.01.03 #LiWenliang was reprimanded by #Wuhan police for "publishing untrue statements about seven confirmed #SARS cases at the #Huanan #Seafood #Market." 1/
20.01.05 @WHO reported a "#pneumonia of unknown cause" in #Wuhan and advised against #travel or #trade restrictions at the time.

20.01.15 @realDonaldTrump and #China's Vice Premier #LiuHe signed the US-China Phase One #tradedeal in #Washington DC. 2/

#CCPvirus #WuhanVirus
20.01.20 #XiJinping issued the FIRST public warning about the #coronavirus to Chinese citizens.

20.01.23 #China shut down #Wuhan. It also kept refusing to share the #viral samples. 3/

#CCPvirus #WuhanVirus #COVID19 #DistrustAndVerify
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🔴#Crisanti: "#Riaperture senza criterio, colpa non è dei ragazzi"
"È una polemica a senso unico. Io l’ho ignorata fino all'ultimo, ma quando vengono dette delle bugie a fini politici, con sprezzo di tutte le sofferenze e dei morti, rispondo indignato.
🤾‍♂️"Altro che Decreto Rilancio" i Professionisti in rivolta
23 mag | TG4 | Rete 4

#DecretoRilancio: è botta e risposta tra #governo e #professionisti.
🚨La beffa dei #rimborsi e le #aziende chiudono
23 mag | TG4 | Rete 4

#Coronavirus: economia sempre più in ginocchio ed esplode la rabbia degli #imprenditori.
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1/ After US & EU thanked #Taiwan’s donation of millions of masks, #China is now tightening its grip on freedom of speech even on video games in Taiwan. Swordsman Love 3 or JX3, is developed by Chines company Xishanju and its operation in Taiwan is proxied by Wanan International.
2/ But on April 4, Taiwanese players were banned from mentioning words like #Wuhancoronavirus and #LiWenliang even on Taiwan server! Taiwan’s players were snitched by Chinese cyber warriors, with thousands of their accounts frozen. It sparked an outcry on Taiwan’s social media.
3/ The Chinese developer put pressure on Wanin to “handle the issue with real action”, but Wanin defied the political pressure and vowed to defend the freedom of speech of Taiwan players. Less than 30 minutes, the Chinese side decided to terminate the cooperation agreement.
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The #Chinese regime has muzzled citizens who have sought to reveal the true situation of the #CCPVirus outbreak that originated in #Wuhan.

Those suppressed include #Whistleblower doctors, citizen #Journalists, scholars, and business people. (Thread👇)…
Dr. Li Wenliang

“Seven ‘SARS-like’ cases from the Huanan seafood market have been confirmed,” he wrote on Dec. 30, 2019 on @WeChatApp.

#LiWenliang was among the first people to publicize information about the #CCPVirus outbreak in #Wuhan.
The police statement said he had violated the law.

“Don’t go against the authorities, don’t wear masks, don’t make careless remarks,” hospital colleague Zhao Chen recalled a department director as saying, after #LiWenliang was summoned by police.
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After silencing #LiWenliang in Jan, #CCP’s at it again by silencing Dr #YuenKwokYung (#HK) whose article said there’s nothing wrong with calling the #coronavirus the "#WuhanVirus". 1/n

Hong Kong Expert Withdraws Article Blaming China For Coronavirus…
“A top #medical #adviser in #HongKong has withdrawn an #article in which ... (his) view is anathema to the ruling Chinese Communist Party (#CCP), which is waging a #propaganda campaign to distance itself from the #virus.” 2/n

#CCPvirus #ChineseVirus #WuhanVirus #CoronaVirusCHINA
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Investigators sent from Beijing for the case of #DrLiWenliang concluded the the reprimanding letter was “inappropriate” with a flawed procedures. They recommended Wuhan to pursue relevant people at Zhongnan Road police station.… Image
The investigators said #LiWenliang did not intend to disrupt public order when he shared the disease info in a Wechat group, however he did not fact-check and some of the information was not completely aligned with the actual situation. Image
Re the prolonged resuscitation, the investigators said it was because the hospital wanted to try their best to save #LiWenliang and the medical procedures were “up to standard and in time”. Image
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1/ I want to make my position clear before I start. I don't think it's fair to blame any one nation or population for a disease, but the MISHANDLING of an outbreak is another matter. This thread is about how the COVER-UP culture of the #CCP has led the world to where it is today.
2/ "According to the government data seen by the Post, a 55 year-old from Hubei province could have been the first person to have contracted Covid-19 on Nov 17." On Dec 27 2019, it's determined that the disease was caused by a new #coronavirus.

3/ On Dec 30, the Wuhan Health Commission (武漢市衛建委) issued an order requiring hospitals to report new cases of an unknown form of pneumonia, indicating that the disease has already caught the attention of the authorities.
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“If I had known what was to happen I would have fucking talked about it to whoever, where ever I could.”

This is Ai Fen, a doctor in #Wuhan who was silenced when she spoke up about #coronavirus in Dec. Now her account of the coverup is being covered up…
As censors were working hard to scrub Ai’s account from the internet on Tuesday, Xi Jinping was finally visiting Wuhan to tell everyone that everything was now OK and the war against #coronavirus had been won.…
Except 24 hours earlier, a fourth doctor at Wuhan’s Central Hospital — where whistleblower doctor #LiWenliang died last month — died from coronavirus.…
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1. This Chinese article "Tracking the Source of Novel #Coronavirus Gene Sequencing: When the Alarm Goes Off" gives us important "behind the scenes" info about this #COVID19 affair. It shows...
Full article in Chinese:
1) The Test Result of the First Case Came Out as Early as Dec. 27
2) Another lab also assembled a nearly complete viral genome sequence on Dec 27 and had shared the info with the Institute of Pathogens, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.
3) On Dec 30, a lab in Beijing reported a "SARS coronavirus", and this caused the attention of #Wuhan doctors, including #LiWenLiang who already died of #COVID19. The doctors warned the public, but got arrested and punished by police.
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#Covid_19 Buenos días a los que estáis por aquí. Me he puesto a poner ideas y datos en orden y os cuento con este hilo alguna reflexión desde la humildad pero también desde todo lo leído y escuchado acumulado desde el 8 de enero sobre #coronavirus
(Empiezo hilo)
1. Hoy nos hemos levantado con buenos datos en #China. Indican descenso importante de contagios y control de la epidemia pero OJO, no olvidemos que más de 50 millones de chinos siguen (dp de 33 días) encerrados en sus casas. En el resto de China tb vivimos con estrictas medidas
2.-Aquí en #China llevar mascarilla no es una recomendación es una OBLIGACIÓN. A mí no me importa que me tomen la temperatura más de 5 veces al día: cuando voy al garaje, en la calle del Supermercado, en el Supermercado, cuando llego a la oficina..
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Latest for @dw_chinese - In response to #LiWenliang's death, a group of intellectuals and activists in #China issued a public statement, calling on #Beijing to designate February 6 as the "Freedom of Expression Day" and release all political prisoners.…
@dw_chinese I talked to one of the signatories of the statement, prominent human rights lawyer @wangyulawyer, who experienced cruel crackdown and detention from #Beijing during the 709 crackdown against human rights lawyers.
@dw_chinese @wangyulawyer She thinks that authoritarian regimes rely on "lies and violence" to stay in power, but Dr. Li's passing allows many people in China to realize that the current regime is a government that's afraid of truth.
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The reporters and editors at @SixthTone have had a busy week jam-packed with #coronavirus coverage. With so much getting lost in the ether, here’s a thread of the human-centric news, commentary, features, and visual stories we’ve published in the past few days:
Visuals | Collage: China Battles the Coronavirus, by @dynamism42 and Qi Ya…
@dynamism42 Commentary | Dispatches From Hubei: New Year’s in the Countryside, by Yu Chenglong…
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Mungkin ada yang tak tahu, ketika ini di China terutamanya di Wuhan, rakyat di sana sedang berkabung dan marah teruk kepada kerajaan Cina berikutan berita kematian seorang doktor yang bernama 李文亮 , dalam ruminya Li Wei Liang.

Kenapa mereka berkabung, meh sini baca.
Siapa Dr Li ni sebenarnya?

Dia adalah seorang Ophthalmologist
di Hospital Besar Wuhan, dan dikatakan bahawa beliau adalah di antara yang pertama melaporkan mengenai kes wabak n-Cov ini kepada awam sejak bulan Disember yang lalu.
Kisahnya mula pd 30/12 apabila Dr Li bagi amaran kepada kawan² doktor di dlm group WeChat alumni medschool dia pasal 7 pesakit yg dikuarantin di tempat kerjanya yg dijangkiti penyakit sperti “SARS” yg dikaitkan dgn pasar seafood di Wuhan. Nak jadi cerita amaran Dr Li ni viral..
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He was the one that alerted the world of the #Coronavius but a few number of people trusted him before it became viral, Chinese Doctor Li Wenliang died from it. He was 34 years old !… Image
China virus crisis deepens as whistleblower doctor dies… via @AFP /@LThometAFP ImageImageImageImage
A few time after the death of #LiWenliang, some screenshots of these presenters of the @CCTV China's central television, when they qualified 8 doctors, including Li Wenliang, of having "spread rumors online", are being circulated massively everywhere !

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[The outbreak has been more than just #WuhanVirus spread]

1/ By covering up the severity of pandemic with force & fear, #China has turned whole crisis into the Chernobyl disaster of the 21st century. China's still clamping down on #coronavirus coverage as cases surge day by day.
2/ For the past decades, #China’s despotic rule has cracked down on any signs of dissidence on its territory. Lawyers are made disappeared, dissidents are put under watch, and whistleblowers are disciplined. While #Uyghurs are detained while churches are demolished.
3/ Under the surface, we see the powerlessness of power. Burnished by the personality cult, this rigid regime rules the people with fear and distrust. #Beijing's iron-fist control on citizenry also makes it unresponsive to social grievance.
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“Dr. #LiWenliang never wanted to be a hero, but for us in 2020, that is already the upper limit for what we imagine a hero to be.

The media uses the word whistleblower to describe Dr. #LiWenliang, but that’s not exactly accurate.”

Sharing a post by commentator Chen Di

“In the whistleblower stories we know from the past, most were prepared to embark on a journey of no return. So they are Deep Throat, Snowden, Dr. Jiang, Dr. Gao.

But for the 8 gentlemen of Wuhan including Dr.#LiWenliang, strictly speaking no one wanted to “stir up things.”

“So they chose to sent warnings in school and colleague group chats, not for external persons, not for sharing.

Medical workers are the frontline soldiers in battles against infectious diseases, to warn fellow soldiers after knowing the risk, that is the most normal...
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“The Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this.

It is my belief, however, that the truth is generally preferable to lies, and that any attempt to pretend that Cedric died as the result of an accident, or some sort of blunder of his own, is an insult to his memory.”

“Remember Cedric.

Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.

Remember Cedric Diggory.”

This is the #HarryPotter scene circulating on Chinese social media as a way to discretely mourn the death of Dr. #LiWenliang. 🕯
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Hoy por la noche ha fallecido #LiWenliang, uno de los ocho doctores que fueron arrestados y silenciados por la policía por "difundir rumores" sobre el #Coronavirus, justo al inicio de la epidemia.
Os explico un poco lo que está sucediendo en China y qué puede significar 👇🏼
La policía le arrestó a principios de enero después de que, a través de Wechat, Li advirtiese a sus amigos y compañeros de que tomaran precauciones ante la aparición de una nueva enfermedad pulmonar parecida al SARS en un número de pacientes.
Al ser arrestado e interrogado, la policía hizo que Li firmase lo siguiente:
"El Departamento de Seguridad Pública desea que colabores con el Departamento, sigas sus consejos, y ceses en tu comportamiento delictivo. ¿Puedes hacerlo?"
"Puedo" — respondió Li.
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@realjuliasong Am in WeChat now with someone in Wuhan, not providing details. Dr. Li Wenliang was NOT an ER doctor, he was an EYE doctor, the powers that be didn't like his reveal so they sent him to work in the ER as a death sentence.
@realjuliasong After Dr. Li died, the powers that be put him on an artificial lung to pretend he was alive for a day. Until the truth came out.
@realjuliasong Dr Li's "announcement" of #coronoavirusoutbreak was actually a posting to former med school colleagues on a private WeChat group. One of the group members cut out a snippet out of context and told the authorities.
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Breaking:One of the first whistleblower of #corononavirus , Wuhan doctor Lee-WenLiang(#李文亮), is confirmed dead. His final post on Weibo is on 1/31. (Lee was arrested by the police on 1/3 for “spreading rumors” ) Read this document from 1/3:
At the meantime, #武汉政府欠李文亮医生一个道歉# (Wuhan gov owes lee an apology)is trending on Chinese social media Weibo at 9:40 Am ET.
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