Daily Mail: Chinese virologist who fled to the US after claiming Covid-19 was made in a military lab releases ‘evidence’ to back up her theory — but fellow scientists call her report ‘unsubstantiated’
* Li-Meng Yan posted a report making the allegations on the website Zenodo
* She alleges it was built by manipulating the genetic material of other viruses
* But her claims have no basis in peer-reviewed journals or scientific backing
* Scientists studying coronavirus have dismissed her claims as ‘fiction’
A Chinese virologist who alleges the coronavirus was cooked up in a military lab has published a report which she claims backs up her theory.
Li-Meng Yan, who alleges to be a former researcher at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, says the virus was built by merging the genetic material of two bat coronaviruses.
She claims its spike protein – a structure on the surface of the virus which it uses to bind with cells – was edited to make it easier for the virus to latch on to human cells.
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Update #1: Chinese virologist: China’s government ‘intentionally’ released COVID-19 — FOX News
Update #2: Study claiming coronavirus was made in a lab branded ‘damaging’ and ‘highly speculative’ by scientists — Yahoo News
WNU Editor: What bothers me is that there appears to be a concerted effort to have her work and the evidence proving her case banned …. Twitter Suspends Account of Chinese Virologist Who Claimed Coronavirus Was Made in a Lab (Newsweek). I say let her make her case, and permit scientists and researchers to examine and comment on her claims. This news story reminds me of South China University claiming at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak that it came from a lab, posting its work and then having it removed in February …. Did Coronavirus Originate In A Chinese Government Laboratory? (February 17, 2020).