LONDON – Dr. Li Meng-Yan, a Chinese virologist who fled to the United States (US) after claiming Beijing was covering up the coronavirus outbreak, has promised to publish evidence the virus was created in a laboratory.
In April, Li, an expert at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, went to the US before revealing that China was covering up the coronavirus outbreak and trying to silence anyone trying to warn the world about it. He said that he had to leave Hong Kong because he “knows how (China) treats whistleblowers”.
He also supported claims that the virus did not originate in the meat market in Wuhan, as scientists are widely suspected, but from the city’s virology research center. Speaking in an interview on ITV, Li promised to publish evidence that supports his claim.
“The sequence of the (coronavirus) genome is like a man made. Based on this you can identify these things,” he said. The Sun.
“I’m going to (use) this evidence to tell people why it came from a laboratory in China, why they made it.
“Anyone, even if you have no knowledge of biology, will be able to read it, and check and identify and verify for themselves.”
Claims about the corona virus made by humans have previously been debunked by several scientists, one of which is an immunologist from the Scripps Research Institute in California, Kristian Andersen PhD, who announced the results of his research in a scientific paper earlier this year.
“By comparing the available genomic sequence data for known types of coronavirus, we can firmly determine that (Covid-19) originated from a natural process,” Andersen wrote in the paper.