Whistleblower Dr. Li-Meng Yan insists on the Wuhan lab-leak theory, accusing a top US infectious disease expert of a cover-up. A deluge of speculations and controversy regarding the origins of COVID-19, including disinformation and conspiracy theories, have been hotly debated since the first known infection was recorded in Wuhan over a year ago, setting off an infodemic alert across the world.
Fresh allegations that reinforce former claims emerged after top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci’s private emails were released to the press and published by Buzzfeed and the Washington Post on Tuesday.
A Chinese virologist, who fled to the U.S. after accusing China of a coronavirus cover-up, has once again claimed the virus is an “unrestricted bioweapon” that was leaked from a Wuhan lab.
Speaking to U.S. media outlet Newsmax on Wednesday, whistleblower Dr. Li-Meng Yan said that Dr Anthony Fauci’s leaked emails vindicate her allegations that the White House expert publicly downplayed the Wuhan lab-leak theory even though he was aware of the situation.
“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 said during the live interview.
On Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci called on the Chinese government to release the medical records of nine people to determine the origin of the coronavirus, according to the Financial Times.
“I would like to see the medical records of the three people who are reported to have got sick in 2019. Did they really get sick, and if so, what did they get sick with?” the report quoted Fauci as saying.