China has always been under the radar for coronavirus spread as several countries still claim that China made the virus to disrupt the world. And seems like they have been true of all this time.
A Chinese virologist, who reportedly had fled China, has claimed that she has scientific evidence that proves that COVID-19 was made in a lab in China. The virologist is currently hiding to protect herself from the Chinese government.
The scientist has claimed that she had conducted some early research last year wherein she found the virus’ origin. She revealed the information during an interview on British talk show ‘Loose Women’.
She was asked where the novel coronavirus has come from and Dr Yan, who was in present via video chat from a secret location, said, “It comes from the lab — the lab in Wuhan and the lab is controlled by China’s government.”
She also emphasised on the fact that the virus originated from the meat market but was not nature made.
She said, “The first thing is the [meat] market in Wuhan…is a smokescreen and this virus is not from nature.”
Yan added that she was getting her intel from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and from the local doctors. She further goes on to add that her former supervisors at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, which is a reference laboratory for the World Health Organisation, were asked to keep quiet when they told the altered the authorities about the human-to-human transfer of the virus.
She further adds that she has scientific evidence to prove her claims.
She said, “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.”
Yan added, “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.”
She further added that the Chinese government along with the lab had wiped out all her information and “deleted all my information and recruited people to spread rumors about me, that I’m a liar.”