Source | Cha Shaows Past (ID: chashaows)

Author | 叉 少

On January 23, 2019, Guan Yi was interviewed by a reporter from Caixin, saying that the number of people infected with this outbreak was at least ten times that of SARS, and he later said that he had deserted and left Wuhan. Soon, a lot of ridicule and criticism appeared, and Guan Yi became the opposite of Academician Zhong Nanshan.

On February 13, more than 59,000 cases of new crown coronavirus infections were diagnosed in the country, more than 10 times the number during the SARS period. Guan Yi’s prediction became a reality.

When SARS broke out in 2003, Zhong Nanshan and Guan Yi met. Two people inside and outside the system worked together to find the pathogen of SARS and provided an important report for ending the epidemic.


In December 2002, the first SARS case occurred in Guangzhou, followed by some medical staff.

On February 8, 2003, Guan Yi returned to Hong Kong from his hometown in Jiangxi. His wife said that many people came to Hong Kong from Shenzhen to buy vinegar. At that time, the disease had begun to spread. Guan Yi checked the information online and found that several cities in the Pearl River Delta had abnormalities. The next day, he decided to step into the investigation and went to Guangzhou.

On February 11, a news conference was held in Guangzhou to report the illness in the Mainland for the first time. At the time, 105 of the 305 infected people were paramedics and 5 died.

Zhong Nanshan knew Guan Yi’s influenza laboratory, and signed an agreement with him that day. The two parties cooperated to investigate the cause. Zhong Nanshan provided patient samples, Guan Yi was responsible for isolating the virus, and reached consensus on the results before reporting and publishing.

On the morning of February 12, Guan Yi was going to the hospital to collect specimens. Because there are various regulations for cooperation between the two places, Zhong Nanshan did not let him enter the ward, but provided samples according to his requirements.

Guan Yi packed the specimen in the afternoon and took it back to Hong Kong by train. In theory, this is a transboundary transport specimen, but this time the situation is special.

After two or three days, Guan Yi ’s lab has a conclusion