Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a former researcher at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, released a report, co-authored with two other Chinese scientists, that shows how “SARS-CoV-2 shows biologically characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring, zoonotic virus.”
The coronavirus, Yan writes, was created in the Wuhan laboratory setting in six months or less, she said.
China’s claims that the virus originated from a wet market in Wuhan are a “smoke screen,” she told the British talk show “Loose Women” on Friday.
“The first thing is the [meat] market in Wuhan … is a smokescreen, and this virus is not from nature,” she said, citing research and interviews with local doctors in Wuhan.
“The genome sequence is like a human fingerprint,” she said. “And 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.”
Yan fled Hong Kong in April after calling out China for its attempted cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.
She also accused the Chinese government of wiping out her research from government databases in an attempt to “hide the truth.”
Congressional Republicans have questioned the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s role in the coronavirus pandemic from the very beginning.
A congressional report from earlier this summer found that the lab was directly connected to the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese military.
The Wuhan lab was run by CCP leaders, and it was taken over by a senior bioweapons expert in the People’s Liberation Army earlier this year, according to the report.