A scientist “whistleblower” has sensationally claimed that coronavirus was man-made and the Wuhan wet market scandal was a cover-up by China.
Dr Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist who worked at the University of Hong Kong, made the bold claim in a video chat with ITV’s Loose Women today.
The scientist, who has fled Hong Kong and is staying an undisclosed safe location, said she has evidence to back up her theory and will publish her report soon.
In the clip, she says: “The genome sequence is like a human fingerprint so based on this you can recognise and identify this thing.
“So I used the evidence based in the genome sequence to tell people why this has come from the lab in China, why they are the ones who made it.”
Dr Yan said she is so sure of what she has found that she said anyone else can “verify” it for themselves.
“And also anyone who even has no biology knowledge and you can read it and check and verify it by yourself,” she says.
“This is the critical thing for us, to know the origins of the virus.
“If not, we cannot overcome it, it will be life-threatening for everyone alive.”
Dr Yan’s claims about the origins of the coronavirus outbreak are contrary to what many other scientists have been saying.
University of Cambridge scientists said it looks like the virus came from southern China and not Wuhan, after examining the breadcrumb trail of genetic material.
People in rural areas in southern China frequently come into contact with bats and researchers found up to 3% of people they tested have antibodies that indicate they have been infected by a bat coronavirus.
Chinese scientists have claimed that the Wuhan wet market was a “super-spreader” event rather than the place when the virus first jumped from animals into humans.