Dr. Li Wenliang was an opthamologist who attempted to warn the world about a virus now known as COVID-19. He was silenced by the Chinese government.
When Li began showing symptoms of the coronavirus illness, he booked a hotel room to avoid the possibility of infecting his family, before being hospitalized on 12 January. Despite this precaution, his parents became infected with SARS-CoV-2, but later recovered.
Li and his wife, Fu Xuejie, had one son. His wife was pregnant with their second child at the time of his death.