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Appearing on Fox News, Chinese virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan claims that not only did COVID-19 originate from a lab, but that the leak “was not an accident.”
“Of course, it was not an accident,” the virologist said. “I can tell you based on the protocol and also the other surveillance system it will be impossible for the lab leak accidentally happen in such a lab and also cause the Wuhan outbreak and also the pandemic.”
Dr. Yan, who once worked for the Communist Chinese government, argued this same point about the virus three years ago, but she was silenced and labeled “false” by Facebook’s fact-checkers like ScienceFeedback.co, which has since updated its fact-check articles.
Tucker Carlson speaks to Dr Li Meng Yan. pic.twitter.com/WbEIzeOHpu
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The Energy Department has joined the FBI in saying the virus likely originated from China’s Wuhan laboratory. Four other U.S. agencies still argue the pandemic was likely the result of a natural transmission. Two agencies are undecided.
Based on “new intelligence,” the Dept. of Energy and FBI said they have “moderate confidence” that the virus originated from the lab, but they did not argue it was intentional.
Speaking to Dr. Yan, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said, “You said three years ago that you believe this virus was intentionally released by the government you once worked for, the government of China. Today we’re hearing in this leak to The Wall Street Journal that it was accidental. Do you believe this leak was accidental or intentional?”
Back in September 2020, she said, “From my first report, I can present the solid scientific evidence to our audience that this virus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 virus, actually is not from nature. I work with the top corona virologists in the world. So together, with my experience, I can tell you this is created in the lab. This is from that template owned by China military. And also it is spread to the world to make such damage.”
Chinese virologist whistleblower Dr. Li-Meng Yan tells Tucker Carlson that COVID-19 was created and deliberately unleashed by the Chinese government:
TUCKER: “You're saying the Chinese government manufactured this virus?”
YAN: "Yes exactly.” pic.twitter.com/vGFr73p8z6
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 16, 2020
“‘To make such damage.’Do you believe the Chinese government released this intentionally, on purpose? Did they do this?” Carlson asked.
“Yes, of course,” she agreed.
“However, we should note that CCP government intentionally…let it go over the world to kill millions of people all over the world later,” she said.
“And you have to ask, ‘Why did they do this?’ Could it be that they were implicated in this, too? They were implicated in creating the worst pandemic in modern history? We’re not sure,” Carlson said. “But it’s an amazing story.”