China's lead epidemiologist gives his coronavirus experience
Updated 07:48, 12-Feb-2020

China's lead epidemiologist predicts the coronavirus might peak and plateau this month and then decrease.

Zhong Nanshan, who gained International fame during the SARS epidemic, says the number of new cases is declining in some areas.

Zhong says China needs to improve its response to disease control and applauds the late Dr. Li Wenliang for his efforts to warn the medical community about the new coronavirus



Dr. Li sent an alert to fellow medics, warning them to wear protective clothing.

He caught the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital and died February 7th.

Dr. Zhong considers Li a hero. "I'm so proud of him, he told people the truth." Zhong also notes the importance of Wuhan's containment measures. "We don't know why it's so contagious, so that's a big problem," he said.