Coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab and released ‘intentionally’: Whistleblower virologist

A Chinese virologist whistleblower who fled the country after leaving her job at a Hong Kong university claims coronavirus was “man-made” in a lab – and the communist nation released the virus “intentionally”.

Doctor Li-Meng Yan, who published a study undermining the origin theory that coronavirus naturally occurred, told Fox News it did not come from nature.

“This is created in the lab,” she told Fox News.

“China’s military discovered and owned the very unique bat coronavirus which cannot affect people, but after the modification became the very harmful virus.

“I have evidence to show why they can do it, what they have done, how did they do it.”

She said nobody speaks about the virus being manufactured in China because of “big suppression” from the Chinese Communist Party.

“The scientific world also keeps silent, works together with Chinese Community Party,” Dr Li-Meng said.

“They don’t want people to know this truth.

“That’s why I get suspended, I get suppression, I am the target that the Chinese Community Party wants to be disappeared.

“I worked in the WHO reference lab which is the top coronavirus lab in the world at the University of Hong Kong.

“And the thing is I get deeply into such investigation in secret from the early beginning of this outbreak.

“I had my intelligence because I also get my own unit network in China.”

In her research, the doctor said SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, shows “biological characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring zoonotic virus” and could be created in a lab in “approximately six months”.

“The natural origin theory, although widely accepted, lacks substantial support,” the authors said.

“The alternative theory that the virus may have come from a research laboratory is, however, strictly censored on peer-reviewed scientific journals.

“The genomic, structural, medical, and literature evidence, which, when considered together, strongly contradicts the natural origin theory.

“The evidence shows that SARS-CoV-2 should be a laboratory product created by using bat coronaviruses ZC45 and/or ZXC21 as a template and/or backbone.”

Dr Li-Meng said would release another report soon to “make you fully understand the case”.

Her research was uploaded to the open-access repository website Zenodo.

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