Li-Meng said throughout the interview that she received multiple warnings that she would “disappear” if she insisted on sharing findings linking the WIV to the outbreak.
“Everyone warned me, ‘Don’t cross the red line. Keep silence,’ if not I will get ‘disappeared,'” the doctor said. “China gunmen targeted me and they basically tried to make me disappear … This is common sense for Chinese people under the Chinese government … They give out my information … recruit people from cyber military to spread rumors [about] me.”
“I just want to leave the message as much as possible before I get disappeared,” she stated.
Li-Meng nonetheless concluded that she and a team of epidemiologists and virologists had concluded two reports that she claimed definitively proved her allegations, one to be released soon.
“The genome sequence is like our human fingerprint. So, based on this, you can recognize and identify this thing. So, I used the evidence existing in the genome sequence of Sars-CoV-2 to tell people why this came from China, why they are the only ones who made it,” she said.
In a past interview with Fox News, Li-Meng said that she, now exiled in the United States, is open to cooperating with the U.S. government to find those responsible for the pandemic, which at press time has
taken nearly one million lives.
“I am waiting to tell all the things I know, provide all the evidence to the U.S. Government. And I want them to understand, and I also want the U.S. people to understand how terrible this is,” Li-Meng
said in July.
Chinese state media
revealed in May that the Wuhan Institute of Virology possessed three strains of live bat coronaviruses at the time the outbreak in the city began. The director of the laboratory, Wang Yanyi, told state-run CGTN that any U.S. suggestion the laboratory had a role in the outbreak was “pure fabrication,” citing the genetic differences between the on-site viruses and the Chinese coronavirus.
The U.S. government is formally investigating the WIV, Breitbart News
revealed in April, citing documents from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). That month, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) also issued a statement saying that it is investigating the laboratory for ties to the outbreak but that “the Intelligence Community also concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 [Chinese] virus was not man-made or genetically modified.”
Top American scientists have publicly refuted claims the virus itself did not originate in nature, even in the event that it escaped from a facility like the WIV.
“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),
said in an interview in May. “Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and then jumped species.”
An academic paper published in
Nature magazine in March — authored by scientists from the Scripps Research Institute, Tulane University, the University of Sydney, the University of Edinburgh, and Columbia University — similarly concluded that the Chinese coronavirus is the product of natural evolution.
“By comparing the available genome sequence data for known coronavirus strains, we can firmly determine that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes,” Kristian Andersen, corresponding author on the paper, said at the time.
The W.H.O. has repeatedly
insisted it has no evidence scientists engineered the virus.
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