This month of February marked two years since Li Wenliang, a Chinese eye doctor, died of Covid-19. Dr. Li, now known as "the Wuhan Doctor", was among the first people to raise an alarm and try to warn fellow medical professionals — and friends on social media — of what seemed like a deadly disease. But he was summoned and investigated by the police for "spreading rumours". He was then asked to "stop making false comments" and forced to sign a written apology.

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