Readers might already know that I was on the trail of this one, and I think it is worthy of its own post. Last week, the doctor who was known as the “whistleblower” on the Chinese coronavirus was reported to have died from the virus. The red flags surrounding this death are redder than the Chinese flag is red. Something fishy absolutely happened here, and below I will explore what I believe we have witnessed: Li Wenliang did not exist (or if he did, he was a state agent and most certainly did not die of the coronavirus). More below, and a photo comparison at bottom.
To start with, there are a few quite unusual details in the man’s story. His being called a whistleblower will lead people to think that he was some kind of pioneer of the coronavirus. This is not actually true. All the man is said to have done is send out a chat message in a messaging app between doctors only to warn them about this virus of which he had recently seen a batch. This does not read to me like the kind of thing that would be seen as problematic, even in Communist China. In fact, this sounds like perfectly normal behavior among doctors. The fact that this set of messages even made him be seen as some kind of “whistleblower” is unusual on its face. Almost like the man was being set up from the very beginning to be some kind of hero. He was an ophthalmologist for goodness sake, not a virologist or even a regular family medicine or emergency doc. An ophthalmologist. Perhaps that was an inside joke that the public needs to get their eyes checked.
The heart of my case for why this man was a complete fabrication is in the reports of his death on February 6th, 2020. In the morning, he was reported to be dead by the WHO and Chinese state-run media. If legitimate, a public death report like this between a global health agency and the Chinese government would only come if the man was known to be dead. As in, he is sitting in a morgue somewhere with a signed death certificate. Instead, only hours later, the local hospital in Wuhan announced (perhaps accidentally), that Li was in critical condition. This reeks of being a case where local officials had not been given an updated script to work from. There should be no question about whether a man is alive or dead. Either he is dead, or he is not. For the local hospital (where he was supposed to have been located) to speak of Li in terms of still breathing after the WHO and government media reported his death is EXTREMELY unusual.
Following this conflicting report, the media went into a brief confusion, and Chinese state-run media went into damage control mode and began reporting that he was “fighting for his life”. Very dramatic. Within just a few short hours after this, they quit the charade and went right back to reporting him as dead. Recall, this was their report from the get-go. Major media outlets had prepared very prominent reporting of his death from the morning, and they did not change a single thing from the brief time Li was supposedly fighting for his life. Many outlets simply carried their stories identically from the morning and the evening, as though there had never been any disagreement on his death.
The BBC was specifically told that he had died in the morning, yet we still have this time in the midday to account for, and we will find that their accounting for it does not make any sense. Reports have now come that Li was put on ECMO in the midday, and this is why the conflicting reports came out. Only problem? ECMO does not make any sense for a death by complications of a viral illness. It is basically a heart-lung bypass machine that you run blood through, it gets oxygenated, and a person can be kept alive without their lungs breathing. The use of ECMO as an explanation pretty much only makes sense in terms of being an easy explanation for how there could have been some kind of confusion about whether a person was alive or dead. It does not actually make sense for why a person who had died of the coronavirus would be put on such a machine to artificially keep them alive.
Even more unusual, his body is said to have been cremated before his family could even see it. This is incredibly odd. This same family is now said to have been paid over $100,000 due to his death being in his role as a doctor. Very generous, and improbable, and does not fit with the story being pumped out by Western media that Li was some kind of crusading whistleblower against the Chinese government. The real truth seems to be that the Chinese have been in control of the Li story from the very beginning. They are the ones who announced his death when he apparently was not dead. They are who made him a whistleblower in the first place when his actual actions are hardly that of a whistleblower. This entire story seems to have been scripted by the Chinese government so that they would be in control of the narrative. If the public was going to need a hero to mourn, the Chinese government wanted to make sure it was a hero of their creation.
The final point in this case involves the imagery surrounding Li. There are virtually zero photographs of him, and the ones that do exist are dubious. They show two different men. The first photograph has been flipped horizontally for some reason. The second set of photographs show a man in the exact same room (not horizontally flipped) and with a mask over his face. This same second man is shown sweating and bedridden at the hospital. Freckle and mole positions show these to not be the same two men. Even more suspicious is the way the sweating, bedridden man was forced to hold up an ID card, as though there is some need to prove he is himself?
The question of WHY this man’s story was faked, whether through his being a complete fabrication or just an agent of the state, is alluded to above. For the Chinese Communist government, what better way could there be for them to be able to impose martial law without looking like they are imposing martial law than such a public health crisis? This is also an excellent way to keep the Hong Kong protests down, as people will not be comfortable to congregate in public (shout out to Maarten’s wife on that one). Li Wenliang seems to have been created for the very purpose of being the public hero of this crisis, and it is a manufactured crisis at that.
The virus has been shown to be more deadly to Chinese/Asian populations than to other populations, which implies a manufactured nature. This would fit with the logic of a manufactured crisis and explain why the virus itself is so weak. The Chinese did not want to truly kill some of their best and brightest (or damage relations with countries outside their borders), so the virus that was let loose was a weak one catered to their population. This doctor, specifically, a fit and healthy man, is exactly the person who should not die of such a virus. But that logic implies a situation that makes sense, when in reality this situation does not. His being young and fit and dying was to further feed the notion that this boogeyman could strike and kill anyone. It is a manufactured crisis, and every manufactured crisis needs a manufactured hero.
Below are the remaining known photos of Li (at highest resolutions that I could find) and I encourage readers to try to squint and zoom to see the freckles I refer to.
Edit: I also forgot to mention another great detail…Li actually did an interview with the New York Times when he was stricken with the virus! You can’t make this stuff up. It was in print only, and the doctor seemed quite unconcerned with his condition.