publication date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (part of Winter 2020)

category: Medicine

clue: You can't arrest your way out of a pandemic, as Chinese police have discovered since this doctor paid the ultimate price for his work.

explanation: Li was one of the first Chinese doctors to comment online about the dangerous Coronavirus outbreak in 2019. He was arrested and forced to sign a statement that his actions were illegal. He subsequently died of the disease. more…

intended difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

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