The scientist, who has fled Hong Kong and is staying an undisclosed safe location, said she has evidence to back up her theory and will publish her report soon.
Dr Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist who worked at the University of Hong Kong, made the bold claim in a video chat with ITV’s Loose Women today.
Dr Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist, claims she has scientific evidence that China “made” the coronavirus responsible for the current global pandemic. She told ITV’s Loose Women that she will publish a report soon
A scientist “whistleblower” has sensationally claimed that coronavirus was man-made and the Wuhan wet market scandal was a cover-up by China.
“So I used the evidence based in the genome sequence to tell people why this has come from the lab in China, why they are the ones who made it.”
In the clip, she says: “The genome sequence is like a human fingerprint so based on this you can recognise and identify this thing.
“This is the critical thing for us, to know the origins of the virus.
“And also anyone who even has no biology knowledge and you can read it and check and verify it by yourself,” she says.
Dr Yan said she is so sure of what she has found that she said anyone else can “verify” it for themselves.
Dr Yan’s claims about the origins of the coronavirus outbreak are contrary to what many other scientists have been saying.
“If not, we cannot overcome it, it will be life-threatening for everyone alive.”
Chinese scientists have claimed that the Wuhan wet market was a “super-spreader” event rather than the place when the virus first jumped from animals into humans.
People in rural areas in southern China frequently come into contact with bats and researchers found up to 3% of people they tested have antibodies that indicate they have been infected by a bat coronavirus.
University of Cambridge scientists said it looks like the virus came from southern China and not Wuhan, after examining the breadcrumb trail of genetic material.