A Chinese medical expert, who fled to the US, has backed claims that the Covid-19 pandemic began in a military lab and was covered up by Chinese officials.
Dr Li Meng-Yan, a virology specialist from Hong Kong, fled to the US in fear she would be “disappeared” by Chinese forces over her findings and beliefs.
She told Fox News the Chinese government censored her work, and her findings could have saved lives across the globe.
“This is a huge pandemic we have seen in the world,” Yan Li-Meng told host Bill Hemmer.
“It’s more than anything we’ve known in human history. So, the timing is very, very important. If we can stop it early, we can save lives.”
Meng-Yan told Fox News she believes the Chinese government knew about Covid-19 at least a month before publically acknowledging there was an outbreak.
She said her supervisor first asked her to conduct a “secret” investigation into the new virus at the end of last year.
Then she claimed her supervisors, known as some of the top experts in the field, ignored her own research and said to not cross the government’s “red line” and to “keep silent and be careful”.
“I have to hide because I know how they treat whistleblowers, and as a whistleblower here I want to tell the truth of Covid-19 and the origin of the SARS-2 Covid virus,” Yan told Fox News Digital.
One of Dr Meng-Yan’s core claims is that while studying person-to-person transmission of the virus, her findings indicate it came from a research facility linked to the People’s Liberation Army.
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