“He didn’t want to become a hero but for those of us in 2020, he had reached the upper limit of what we can imagine a hero would do.” Dr. Li Wenliang did a great thing. He warned his fellow medical students about a potential new virus in China. The authorities shut him up and made him sign a statement describing his warning as “illegal behavior.” After being silenced, and proven right in the worst way, Li Wenliang died of the illness. And the usually tamped down Chinese socials are yelling in the virtual streets. NYT: Widespread Outcry in China Over Death of Coronavirus Doctor.

+ Vice: China Is Erasing Tributes to Coronavirus Whistleblower Doctor Li Wenliang.

+ Trump: “Just had a long and very good conversation by phone with President Xi of China. He is strong, sharp and powerfully focused on leading the counterattack on the Coronavirus. He feels they are doing very well, even building hospitals in a matter of only days. Nothing is easy, but he will be successful.” (At least someone’s sticking to the party line…)