A virologist from China said in a recent interview that the novel coronavirus which has swept the globe is man-made and originated in a Chinese lab.
Dr. Li-Meng Yan has reportedly been in hiding since shortly after she began researching the origins of COVID-19 at the end of 2019, when the first outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China.
In an interview published Friday on the British talk show “Loose Women,” Yan — speaking from an undisclosed location — discussed her theory about the origin of the pandemic.
“[COVID] comes from the lab — the lab in Wuhan and the lab is controlled by China’s government,” she said.
She also described a campaign to blame a Wuhan wet market for the viral outbreak as a “smoke screen.”
“The seafood market in Wuhan … [is] a smoke screen, and … this virus is not from nature,” Yan said.