A Chinese virologist who was among the first to suggest COVID-19 leaked from a Wuhan lab has said that Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails prove she was right all along.
Dr Li-Meng Yan was one of the first to research the emerging coronavirus and previously revealed she was forced into hiding after accusing Beijing of a cover-up.
Now, as international leaders finally focus on her Wuhan lab-leak theory, the scientist told Newsmax that Fauci’s emails contain “a lot of useful information” suggesting he always knew more than he revealed.
“They verify my work from the very beginning, even from last January, that these people know what happened, but they choose to hide for the Chinese Communist Party and for their own benefits,” Yan insisted of the treasure-trove of documents released this week.
“He knows all these things,” she insisted of Fauci and the apparent gain of function work carried out by the now-notorious Wuhan Institute of Virology in the heart of the city where the pandemic first emerged.
Dr. Fauci, by Dr. Yan’s accounts, knew more than he let on regarding the coronavirus.Getty Images
One email, she said, showed that “Dr. Fauci even back to 1st of February last year immediately realized that there would be gain of function experiment involved in the COVID-19 virus.”
He “definitely” feared that the lab was carrying out the experiments — which increase the transmissibility of viruses — but “was worried not to tell this to the public,” the scientists insisted.
Yan has reportedly published three reports on the origins of coronavirus – two last year and one in 2021.
The theory that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology has picked up steam in recent weeks.AFP via Getty Images
In the latest, published on March 31, she insisted COVID was “a product of the bioweapons program of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government, the network of which includes not only the CCP scientists but also certain overseas scientists and organizations.”