- 18 Oct 2020
Coronavirus whistleblower Dr. Li-Meng Yan said in a new interview she has sufficient proof that China was aware of human-to-human COVID-19 transmission as long ago as December 2019. The Hong Kong-based virologist has already reported in one of her previous interviews that China didn't acknowledge human-to-human transmission until mid January although infection has started spreading from late December. Now, in one of her latest interviews, she unfurls more.
The report in Fox News dropped like a nuke to the sundry, when Dr. Li-Meng Yan shared her experience on tracking the novel coronavirus in the early days of the COVID-19 disease. She said that the virus started spreading among humans since late December, 2019 and the Chinese officials weren't in oblivion. They had a neat record of the facts and figures that were soaring with each passing day. Yet, they stayed numb and waited for about a month till they finally disclosed the alarming data to the World Health Organisation, which subsequently alerted the world to these findings. Adding fuel to the coronavirus conspiracy fire, the virologist told Bill Hemmer Reports that lives could have been saved if the Chinese government wouldn’t have censored her work.
Yan's claims and FBI's take on it.
Dr. Li-Meng Yan, following her portentous claims, had to leave Hong Kong fearing for her life and contacted authorities upon her arrival in Los Angeles in late April. The concerned officials were already infuriated by the unprecedented statements, she added. Doctors and scientists working there fear their irascible temper and heroic non-cooperation, once the data goes out of their hands.
She supposedly met with the FBI to have her story told, providing them with access to evidence. She has the receipts that prove some kind of interaction with the FBI, as was reported by Fox. However, FBI never confirmed or denied an investigation.
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Her second effort.
In an interview to the Bill Hemmer Reports, the doctor remarked that this is probably the greatest catastrophe that the world has seen in centuries. She added, “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.”
She didn't stop here. The former Hong Kong resident said that the Beijing government knew back in December that more than 40 citizens had been infected with the virus and that “human-to-human transmissions [were] already [occurring] at that time. She made it clear that she is still awaiting an opportunity to tell the US government and the people that this is no ordinary virus and it's way more terrible than what can be perceived right now. She further alleged that it is high time we chase the true evidence because it is a key point in fighting the pandemic. "We do not have much time", was her obscure footnote.
Doctors who were previously inflicted by the inimical melodrama.
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Chinese ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, who had first shared suspicion of a Sars-like illness spreading in Wuhan, died after he was infected by the coronavirus. The 31 year old doctor forewarned his friends about this virus through messages but the Chinese authorities didn't take this in a good way and accused him of spreading rumours, after his chats went viral.
Chine government has their special ways of keeping their actions and designs from the notice and curiosity of the rest of the world. It's not the first time that whistleblowers have been treated in an offensive way in the Country of the Red Dragon. During the SARS pandemic of 2003, senior doctor Professor Jiang Yanyong had revealed evidence of a cover-up in Beijing. In Shanghai, another physician’s team reviewed the sequence of the SARS-COVID-2 causing coronaviruses for the first time in the world and published it in one of their journals. Both their labs were shut down by the government.
How does China deal with the indigenous accusations?
The country recently changed its official story on the spread of the infection without providing any actual answers. China also tried deflecting blame several times, most recently a few days ago when it suggested the virus could have emerged in a different country before arriving in China. In other words, China has definitely not made things easier for itself or maybe, they cannot.
The last thing that the world requires right now is a spurring controversy on the origin of the virus. If some of us can retain a healthy scepticism about the profundities of some of these medical experts, surely we are justified or at least we are in peace. Meanwhile, China has welcomed a WHO delegation to continue the organization’s coronavirus investigations in the country.