Whistleblower virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan promised to publish scientific evidence proving that coronavirus was made from the laboratories in Wuhan, China, and not at a wet market, which was a cover up by the Chinese government.
'The first thing is the meat market in Wuhan is a smokescreen and this virus is not from nature,' Dr. Yan told Loose Girls hosts who were stunned by her revelations. She appeared in the show as the first in a series of interviews with champion women.
When asked where coronavirus originated, the scientist answered that it came from the lab. "The lab in Wuhan and the lab is controlled by China's government," she added.
Speaking through a video call at a secret location, Dr. Yan said she will soon publish a report to prove that the virus was created from the Chinese laboratory. She added that everyone could understand the report, even those without a biology background.
Dr. Yan explained that the "genome sequence is like a human fingerprint that can be used to identify these things and she has proof why this virus came the lab in China and why they were the ones who created it.
"This is the critical thing for us to know, the origin of the virus," she said, otherwise we will not be able to overcome it. "It will be life-threatening for everyone," she added.
Despite her fears, Dr. Yan came out in public after fleeing from Hong Kong because she "will be regretful" if she did not tell the truth.
Dr. Li-Meng Yan: They ignored my research which could save lives
Dr. Yan worked at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, specializing in virology and immunology. The university is one of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global epidemiology network and the world's leading centers for infectious disease research.
Since she speaks Mandarin, she was assigned to research in China and looked into the odd cluster of SARS-like cases. She claimed to have found evidence about human transmission and she immediately advised her supervisors about her findings. However, her bosses ignored her research, which could have saved lives. They even tried to silence her because they were worried.
"So I kept silent," Dr. Yan said. However, she knew she had to expose the situation which she deemed urgent. With the help of a famous U.S.-based Chinese YouTuber, she exposed how the Chinese government already knew about the human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus even before reports emerged.
In another interview with Fox News, the doctor said she came to the U.S. to expose the truth about COVID-19 adding that she "will be disappeared and killed" if she would have disclosed her story in China. "I know how they treat whistleblowers," said Dr. Yan who fled to the U.S. by herself as her husband "was totally pissed off."
Meanwhile, her page was removed by the University of Hong Kong and revoked her access to her emails and online portals, although she was just on an approved leave. However, a school spokesperson wrote in a statement to Fox News that Dr. Yan "is no longer a staff member of the University."
Earlier this year, China's national health commission denied that the outbreak started in the lab. Wuhan Institute of Virology director Yuan Zhiming also previously denied reports that the virus came from his facility. "There's no way this virus came from us," Zhiming said in April.
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Written by CJ Robles