Days after she claimed that she has scientific proof to prove that coronavirus was made in China’s Wuhan lab, Twitter has suspended the twitter account of the Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan.
Now if you try to open her profile, the message on her blank page reads: ‘Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules.’
As per the reports by Daily Mail, Twitter had started flagging her tweets with ‘disputed claims on coronavirus.
While Twitter has not clarified why her account was suspended, she in an interview with a US TV talk show said that the account was suspended because “they don’t want the people to know this truth.”
Speaking on ITV’s Loose Women, Yan who was described as “a scientist who was working at the Hong Kong School of Public Health when she turned whistleblower on the Chinese Government, after she alleged they knew about the spread of the coronavirus before publicly acknowledging the outbreak.”
The description adds that “a result, Dr Li claims she had to flee to the US for her own safety and is now determined to spread her findings to the world. She joined the Loose Women from a secret location to tell us why she felt compelled to speak out, even if it meant putting her life on the line.”
Yang has claimed that she reported the virus in the early stages to the authorities but was asked to keep quiet about it. She said that she was told to “keep silent and be careful.”
“We will get in trouble and we’ll be disappeared,” is what was allegedly told to her.
As far as the proof of coronavirus being a Chinese virus is concerned, she said that “The genome sequence is like a human fingerprint”.
“Based on this you can identify these things. “I will [use this] evidence to tell people why this has come from the lab in China, why they are the ones who made it,” she adds. “Anyone, even if you have no biology knowledge, will be able to read it, and check and identify and verify it yourself.”
Howeveer, the Chinese National Health Commission, World Health Organisation and the University Of Hong Kong don’t assert her claims.
In July, Hong Kong University in fact put out a statement that read “Dr Yan Limeng was a post-doctoral fellow at HKU. She has left the University”. It added that “Dr Yan never conducted any research on human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus at HKU during December 2019 and January 2020, her central assertion of the said interview.”