This article comes from Economic Observation Network ( , author: Zhang Xiaohui

This warning about the epidemic sent Dr. Shelinka into a storm. A month later, the outbreak spread from Wuhan and spread across the country, and Xie Linka paid tribute to many netizens for the earliest warning to the public.

In the early days of Wuhan ’s new crown pneumonia epidemic, one of the eight people who were warned by Wuhan police that they had “made a rumor” was warned by the Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as” Wuhan Union Hospital “) Xie Linka, an oncologist, was one of the earliest professional doctors to send out warnings to colleagues and relatives and friends.

At 8:43 pm on December 30, 2019, Xie Linka issued a warning in her tumor center WeChat group:

“Hello teachers, my sister from the Infectious Diseases Hospital sent us a message from my colleagues: Do not go to the South China Seafood Market in the near future. There are many people suffering from unexplained pneumonia (similar to SARS). Today our hospital has admitted Many cases of pneumonia patients in the South China Seafood Market. Everyone pays attention to wearing masks and ventilation. “

It is this warning about the epidemic that drove Dr. Shelinka into a storm.

In the first days of the outbreak in early January 2020, the above warning issued by Dr. Shelinka was identified by Wuhan police as “rumor making”, and Dr. Shelinka was called to “communicate”.

A month later, the epidemic broke out from Wuhan and spread across the country, and Dr. Shelinka also paid tribute to many netizens for the earliest warning to the public.

On the morning of February 1, a reporter from Economic Observation Network contacted Dr. Xie Linka.After the interview, Dr. Shelinka returned to her work post and continued to fight against the epidemic.

Here is the conversation:

Economic Observation Network: Pay tribute to you first, you are one of the eight “rumor makers” in Wuhan that issued the earliest warning of the epidemic.

Dr. Shelinka: I did receive a lot of calls from media friends recently. As a doctor, I rarely have contact with the media. There is nothing special about this matter, just because the current direction of public opinion is this way. (referring to the public opinion that requires Wuhan to vindicate eight rumors. Fermentation) .

Economic Observation Network: Can you tell us what happened?

Dr. Shelinka: It wasn’t very special at first either, it just issued a very simple warning in the group.

Economic Observation Network: We saw on December 30 that you issued a warning in the group at the tumor center, saying that the South China seafood market has unknown pneumonia.

Dr. Shelinka: That was more than 8pm on December 30th. At that time, I just warned in the doctor’s own internal group. Because our unit is very close to the South China Seafood Market, we are right next to it, which is also a tumor center. The tumor center is all cancer patients, and the resistance is very low. There are also many colleagues living near the unit, which is near this area (referring to South China Seafood Market) . If this event is a risk event, everyone will come and go and the risk of infection will be higher.

I warned everyone in the group at that time, reminding everyone to at least wear a mask to reduce the possibility of transmission. That ’s it. The news the next day became Manchengfei. At that time, I knew this event was a real event, but I did n’t know how much the follow-up amount would be, and what it would look like. We do n’t have first-hand data Just warning.

Economic Observation Network: IssueAfter the warning?

Dr. Shelinka: Then things got a little fermented. There is nothing special. It was said that he was arrested by the Public Security Bureau. There was no such thing. The Public Security Bureau just called and told me.

It’s such a simple thing.

Economic Observation Network: Are you and your colleagues infected with new coronary pneumonia after you issued the alert? Did your warning play a big role for them?

Dr. Shelinka: Later, many of my colleagues did start to prevent and buy masks and the like at home, and then wear masks when they go out. I don’t know if it helped others, but everyone must have been more vigilant, especially the colleagues living nearby didn’t let the elderly at home go out, and the children were sent to more remote places. I think it still has a little effect.

Economic Observation Network: What is your current working status?

Dr. Shelinka: Judging by the current situation, you must wear protective clothing in the isolation ward. We still had a lot of outpatient doctors later, for some reason it seemed that they had not been contacted with the source of the infection but became infected. I’m still in the inpatient department. I was sent to the clinic, but I have cold and cough symptoms, so I’m not very suitable for the clinic.

Economic Observation Network: Do you have cold and cough symptoms yourself? Hope you are safe.

Dr. Shelinka: Our doctor is usually very busy, and his physical condition may be in a sub-health state, which is not particularly good.

I was more resistant to this before. I think everyone should support the supply of epidemic materials and protective clothing masks. Now it ’s better to think clearly, lest the outside world always call me to ask about this .

After the interview, Dr. Shelinka also sent her a description of what happened, as follows:

2019 has not been easy for me. Busy at work, sick during the middle of the year, life is even more valuable. I did not expect another storm at the end of the year.

Although I am a doctor in breast oncology, I have a background in infectious disease. At the end of 2019, there were early warnings from teachers and sisters in the same department of our Infectious Diseases group. A number of patients with similarly unknown pneumonia appeared, and they had a history of contact in the South China Seafood Market. Our tumor center is located near the South China Seafood Market, many colleagues live nearby, and our cancer patients have low resistance. In the light of prevention, I recommend that everyone in the center’s internal group take good precautions. I didn’t expect to be screen shot, and the next day I opened my eyes and became a net red. Where did an ordinary doctor experience this situation? My heart is really stressed.

I want to clarify that the police comrades of the Public Security Bureau did call me at the time (just called) , but I was very polite. I also told the comrades at the time that I was a front-line doctor. Our unit was nearby. The risk was high. I hope everyone will be more careful and be more vigilant.

During the whole event, I received the attention of many friends, including the concern of many patients. I also thank our colleagues in infectious diseases for their early warning. Some of them are also infected and are being quarantined. We also thank our brothers and sisters from all over the country for their support in Wuhan. “Early warning” is the duty of the doctor. If the early warning really helped some people to avoid infection, I would be very happy. Thank you Comrade Police for not making things difficult for me.

Every doctor and nurse is very hard recently. Our center has sent many doctors and nurses to the hot clinics and wards. The left-behind doctors are also responsible for several floors on their own. Now the medical care is really too hard and the supplies are in short supply. I hope that the department that releases the supplies will speed up the process. Even if some supplies may not meet the medical standards, it is OK to distribute them to us.

This article comes from Economic Observation Network ( , author: Zhang Xiaohui