The Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the COVID-19 virus, which caused massive shutdowns and deaths worldwide, a top virologist and whistleblower told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday.
Carlson in particular Dr. Asked Li-Meng Yan whether he believed the Chinese Communist Party released the virus “on purpose”. “Yes, of course, it is intentional,” he replied “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Yan said more evidence would be released but relied on his charge pointing to his own high position in the World Health Organization Reference Lab.
“I work[ed] In the WHO Reference Laboratory which is the top coronavirus virus in the world at the University of Hong Kong. And the thing is that I secretly got involved in such an investigation from the early onset of this outbreak. I had my own intelligence because I also got my own unit network in China [in] Hospital … I also work with Top Corona[virus] Virologist in the world, ”she said.
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“Therefore, with my experience, I can tell you, it is made in the laboratory … and, it is also spread in the world to create such a loss.”
Fox News previously reported on the vehicle when it whistled at China’s alleged efforts to suppress information about dealing with the virus. With a vast network of contacts in Chinese medical facilities, Yan attempted to gather more information about the virus as China blocked foreign experts from conducting research in the country.
Their revelations gave rise to ongoing complaints that the Chinese government failed to tell the world about the threat of the virus early. In particular, she believes that the Chinese government has ignored research that could have saved lives. The State Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
In response, her former employer, the University of Hong Kong, criticized her account. A press release stated that “the contents of the said news report are not consistent with the main facts as we understand them”.
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“In particular, Dr. Yan never did any research on human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus [the University of Hong Kong] His central claim to the said interview, during December 2019 and January 2020. ”
Yan fled to China and is currently feared vengeance. She claims that she was one of the first scientists in the world to study the virus.
Fox News’ Barani Chakraborty contributed to this report.