A Chinese virologist who claims that the novel coronavirus was created in a Wuhan laboratory says she is now targeted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for exposing the truth about the global pandemic. Dr. Li-Meng Yan published her findings in a 26-page report co-written with three other scientists, citing “evidence left in the genome” as a ground for SARS-CoV-2’s man-made origins.
During a Tucker Carlson Tonight interview on Fox News, Yan told Carlson that the virus was a “Frankenstein” strain genetically engineered designed to target humans, and it was intentionally released. She also added that the template used to create the virus came from the Chinese military.
She added that the CCP did not want people to find out this fact, as evidenced by the suspension of her Twitter account. Furthermore, she mentioned that the CCP targeted her for “disappearance” because of what she knew about the virus responsible for COVID-19. Because of her knowledge, she believes that her life is in danger and she can never go back home.
Yan fled Hong Kong on April 28 via a Cathay Pacific flight to America as she delivered “the message of the truth of COVID,” according to an earlier Fox News interview. The doctor, affiliated with the University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health, managed to elude surveillance and board a plane out of China – at the cost of no longer seeing her friends and loved ones again.
During her interview with Carlson, Yan said that she performed her own investigation while working in the World Health Organization (WHO) reference laboratory at the University of Hong Kong. The information she received from her network in mainland China, alongside with her experience in virology, confirmed her suspicions that the novel coronavirus was made in a laboratory.
Dr. Leo Poon, Yan’s supervisor at that time, asked her in Dec. 2019 to examine the odd cases in mainland China similar to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). She turned to her friends at various medical facilities in the mainland for information, and she reported her early findings to her supervisor. Poon just nodded and told her to continue working, she recalled.
Soon enough, medical professionals openly discussing the virus before became silent. Those from Wuhan likewise fell silent and were warned not to probe for further details. “We can’t talk about it, but we need to wear masks,” doctors in Wuhan said that time.
Yan presented her findings to Poon in January, but he warned her to “keep silent, and be careful.” She recalled his warning: “Don’t touch the red line. We will get in trouble and we’ll [disappear].” The red line Poon warned about referred to the Chinese government.
She felt frustrated at the turn of events but was not surprised as she knew there was definitely corruption going on.
The WHO has denied covering up any information about the coronavirus.
The virologist said that “a sense of right and wrong” emboldened her to speak up despite the consequences of doing so, adding that she did not want “misleading information” to spread to the world.
As the CCP cannot target Yan directly, they went for her loved ones in China instead. Other whistleblowers before her who spoke out against China’s corruption had their lives jeopardized.
She shared her findings with U.S.-based Hong Kong blogger Lu Deh, who suggested that she relocate somewhere else for her safety. Her husband of six years, an equally reputable scientist, initially supported her research – but had a change of heart after discovering her telephone call with Lu.
Yan’s husband “was totally pissed off,” blaming her and attempting to ruin her confidence before warning that “they will kill all of us.” She left without him.
The CCP also questioned Yan’s parents and raided her apartment. When she talked to her parents, they pleaded with her to come home and begged her to “give up the fight” – adding that she did not know what she was talking about.
Yan was lucky to have reached the U.S. and presented her findings on the origins of the coronavirus. However, some whistleblowers who exposed the truth about China’s response to the pandemic have not been so lucky. Citizen journalist and lawyer Chen Qiushi and businessman Fang Bin have both been reported missing for more than seven months now, with the most recent updates on them dating from Feb. 2020.
Chen captured videos of overflowing hospitals, funeral homes and isolation wards a day after arriving at Wuhan – the center of the pandemic. Chen was put in “quarantine” by Feb. 6, with no subsequent news about him.
Meanwhile, Bin posted a series of videos showing piles of dead bodies in a city hospital. The last video he posted showed men in protective suits knocking on his door to measure his body temperature – despite his insistence that it was normal.
Based on the experiences of Yan, Chen and Bin, the CCP will go to great lengths to cover up its corruption and involvement in the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.