We all know the deadly coronavirus started in China.
But questions continue to swirl around the exact origins of the virus that has swept across the world.
Did it start in a market? Or was it a bad lab ‘accident’?
Now one of the world’s top virologists just made a shocking allegation about the coronavirus… IT WAS MADE IN A LAB!
According to Dr. Li-Meng Yan, the Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the COVID-19 virus that led to mass shutdowns and deaths across the world.
Yan made the allegation during an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Carlson specifically asked Dr. Li-Meng Yan whether she believed the Chinese communist party released the virus "on purpose." "Yes, of course, it's intentionally," she responded.
According to a report from Fox News, Yan said more evidence would be released but pointed to her own high-ranking position at a World Health Organization reference lab as a reason to trust her allegation.
"I work[ed] in the WHO reference lab which is the top coronavirus lab in the world, in the University of Hong Kong. And the thing is I get deeply into such investigation in secret from the early beginning of this outbreak. I had my intelligence because I also get my own unit network in China, involved [in] the hospital ... also I work with the top corona[virus] virologist in the world," she said.
Yan is not the first scientist to allege the virus was made in a lab. Other scientists have panned the idea that COVID-19 served as a sort of bioweapon or was released by a lab.
Fox News previously reported on Yan when she blew the whistle on China's alleged attempts to suppress information about its handling of the virus. With a vast network of contacts in Chinese medical facilities, Yan attempted to gather more information about the virus as China blocked overseas experts from conducting research in the country.
Her revelations fueled ongoing complaints that the Chinese government failed to tell the world early on about the virus' threat. Specifically, she believes the Chinese government ignored research that could have saved lives.
Yan’s allegation conflicts with the opinion of Dr. Anthony Fauci, a White House coronavirus adviser, who previously cast doubt on the idea the virus was artificially created. In May, he told National Geographic: "If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats, and what's out there now is very, very strongly leaning toward this [virus] could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated—the way the mutations have naturally evolved."
Check out Yan’s entire interview with Carlson HERE!