lørdag 28. september 2019

Shuping Wang: Whistleblower who exposed HIV scandal in China dies

A whistleblower who exposed HIV and hepatitis epidemics in central China in the 1990s, potentially saving tens of thousands of lives, has died aged 59. Dr Shuping Wang lost her job, was attacked, and had her clinic vandalised after she spoke out. She died in Utah in the US, where she moved after the scandal. A play inspired by her life is currently running in London, with the playwright calling her a "public health hero". Dr Wang never returned to China after leaving, saying it did not feel safe.