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Chinese virologist claims COVID-19 was made in govt controlled lab in Wuhan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 September 2020, 9:14 IST

A Chinese virologist Dr Li-Meng Yan has claimed in a video interview that she possesses scientific evidence to proof that novel coronavirus was made in government controlled laboratory in Wuhan.

Dr Li-Meng Yan is a scientist and had been looking into the novel coronavirus since 2019. she was working at the Hong Kong School of Public Health when she stumbled on the evidence of coronavirus being made in a lab.

During her investigation on Pneumonia in Wuhan, Dr Li-Meng Yan, came to know about coronavirus and found that there was no reaction from the World Health Organisation (WHO) when coronavirus was reported.

In a video interview, She claimed that the virus was made in Wuhan lab, and that specific lab is run by the Chinese government.

She also stated that the reason being given of the coronavirus emerging from a wet market in Wuhan is simply “a smokescreen.” She asserted that she is certain about it as she got “her intelligence from the CDC in China, from the local doctors.”

Furtheremore, She also claimed that the Chinese officials were aware of the fact that a human-to-human transmission already exists, and SARS CoV-2 is a high mutant virus which will become an outbreak if nobody curbs it.

"This virus is not from nature," she stressed. “The genome sequence is like a human finger print. So based on this you can identify these things. I use the evidence … to tell people why this has come from the lab in China, why they are the only ones who made it.”

Dr Li-Meng Yan alleged the Chinese officials of silencing her when she made an effort to alert the world about the risk of the pandemic.

“Anyone, even if you have no biology knowledge, you can read it, and you can check and identify and verify by yourself.”

“This is the critical thing for us to know the origin of the virus,” she said. “If not we cannot overcome it — it will be life-threatening for everyone.”

According to Li-Meng Yan, she had to run away to the United States after being threatened by the Chinese authorities when she tried to raise an alarm. Furthermore, she alleged that the Chinese authorities of employing people to spread rumours about her and deleting all her details.

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First published: 14 September 2020, 9:14 IST