Online news stories about the Covid-19 coronavirus disease are highlighting the role of citizen journalists.
There are other Wuhan diaries, including a series made by Chinese cinematographer Hai Tang as he cared for his wife, an emergency-room nurse who developed pneumonia after contracting the virus. The series has been subtitled by a Western YouTube user and it’s intimate and at times very moving – in episode six, he ventures out to get flowers for their wedding anniversary. “I never really imagined it would happen to us,” Tang tells the camera in the first episode. “But now that it has happened, I need to face this head on.”