A Chinese virologist, who was among the first to suggest the COVID-19 virus leaked from a Wuhan lab, said emails from America’s top coronavirus adviser Anthony Fauci proved she was absolutely right.
A bunch of Fauci’s emails covering the start of the coronavirus outbreak were released to the media this week under a freedom of information request.
In an email sent last April, an executive at a health charity thanked Fauci for publicly saying that scientific evidence does not support the lab-leak theory.
As the New York Post reports, Dr. Li-Meng Yan was one of the first people to research the emerging coronavirus and had previously revealed that he was forced into hiding after accusing Beijing of a cover-up was.
Now, as international leaders finally focus on his Wuhan lab-leaked theory, the scientist told Newsmax that Fauci’s email contained “a lot of useful information,” suggesting he always knew more.
“They verify my work from the very beginning, even since last January, that these people know what happened, but they choose to hide for the sake of the Chinese Communist Party and for their own benefit,” Yan emphasized the treasury of the documents released. Week.
“He knows all these things,” he insisted on Fauci and the apparent profit-making work done by the now-infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology in the heart of the city, where the pandemic first emerged.
That said, an email shows that “Dr Fauci also immediately realized on February 1 last year that the COVID-19 virus would involve a gain-of-function experiment.”
The email has sparked debate as to whether Fauci chose to remain silent despite knowing about the start of the virus.
The email came from the early days of the US COVID outbreak. Fauci and his colleagues in the early days drew on the theory that COVID-19 may have leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
In an interview with CNN, Fauci said the email was taken out of context by critics and that he had an “open mind” about the origins of the virus.
With regard to the “lab leak” email, the doctor told CNN that he still found it unlikely that a Wuhan laboratory may have released the virus.
“I don’t remember what’s in that revised email, but I think the idea is pretty far-fetched that the Chinese did something intentionally so that they could kill themselves and other people as well,” he said.
Amid criticism of an inconclusive international investigation into the virus’s origins in the region and new reports of Covid-related illness weeks before it was officially recognized, the theory is sparking debate once again.