A Writer’s Diary – Covid 19 – Truth and Transparency

BB1FF4B5-A150-4942-B7DB-C0717128B26CThe shame of our society is that the world no longer recognizes the truth.

Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist in Wuhan, China who first raised the alarm about a dangerous new virus in an online forum on December 30, 2019 was punished by police and forced to declare his information was unfounded. He later died from the very virus he warned China about on February 07, 2020, less than six weeks after his discovery. He said:

If the officials had disclosed information about the epidemic earlier. I think it would have been a lot better. There should be more openness and transparency.

Openness and transparency two human qualities which seem to have suffered in our world today the same fate as the dodo bird. Extinction.