Hong Kong-based virologist Dr Li-Meng Yan has exposed China‘s lies on the coronavirus disease (COVID). Corroborating the findings of intelligence agencies of several countries, she said China knew about the virus much before it shared the information with the world.
Li-Meng Yan, who reached approached Fox News, said that the Chinese government had hidden information about the virus at the highest level. Beijing, however, claims it did not hide any information about coronavirus from the world.
“The Chinese government refused to allow foreign experts, including Hong Kong researchers, to do research in China,” Li-Meng told the American broadcaster in an interview on 10 July. She said her colleagues and she had a discussion about the bizarre virus in the early stages but, later on, her Chinese colleagues changed their stance.
The CCP, by employing arm-twisting means, has allegedly silenced many doctors and researchers so far. Anybody in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak in China, who spoke about the virus was silenced, said Li-Meng. She quoted sources as saying that many doctors said they could not divulge anything but there was a need to wear masks.
The virologist made the decision to leave. She packed her bags, sneaked past the censors and video cameras on campus, and boarded a Cathay Pacific flight to the United States, on 28 April. She had her passport and her purse and was about to leave all of her loved ones behind. If she was caught, she knew she could be thrown in jail — or, worse, rendered one of the “disappeared”.
Even as cases of a human-to-human infection increase rapidly, the virologist at the Hong Kong School of Public Health says she is among the scientists of the world who first researched the coronavirus.
From an unknown place in the US, the Li-Meng said, ‘The reason I reached America is that I want to tell the truth about Corona. If I had revealed the truth in China, I would have been missing or I would have been killed. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Hong Kong School of Public Health said the vehicle was no longer an employee. It is known that the first case of coronavirus infection was reported in December in Wuhan, China. From here the virus spread all over the world.”
Li-Meng says that the government of China, where she was born, is trying to defame her. She accuses “government goons” of choreographing a cyber-attack against her in the hope of keeping her quiet.
The virologist divulged to the media that the Hong Kong government raided her tiny apartment in her hometown of Qingdao and. The agents questioned her parents. When she contacted her parents who pleaded with her to come home. They told her she did not know what she was talking about and begged her to give up the fight.
Li-Meng believes her life is still in danger. She fears she can never go back to her home. She lives with the hard truth she will likely never see her friends or family there again. Still, she says, the risk is worth it. “The reason I came to the US is that I deliver the message of the truth of COVID,” she said, adding that if she had tried to tell her story in China, she would “disappear and be killed”.
Meanwhile, the University of Hong Kong has taken down the page of Li-Meng Yan. They have apparently revoked access to her online portals and e-mails even after she says that she was on an approved annual leave. In a statement, a school spokesperson said that Yan is not currently an employee.