The woman claims that she may be among the “disappeared” informants. Yan explained that, in her opinion, the Chinese authorities knew about the new coronavirus long before they announced it. She also explained that her leaders, known as some of the leading experts in this field, ignored her research at the beginning of the pandemic, which, in her opinion, could save lives.
The virologist stated that one of her friends, a scientist from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China, knew about human-to-human transmission long before China or WHO recognized that such a spread was possible. According to the woman, she spoke about some of her discoveries to the supervisor, however, “he only nodded.”
Doctors and researchers who had previously openly discussed the virus were suddenly silent, she explained. “The doctors said ominously,“ We can’t talk about it, but we need to wear masks, ”she said.
In addition, the University of Hong Kong, where the virologist worked, removed the page of the former employee from the site. The Chinese Embassy claims that “they never heard of this man,” and rejected all the data published by her.
In May, the Associated Press, citing documents from the US Department of Homeland Security. reportedthat Beijing deliberately concealed the severity of the pandemic in order to have time to stock up on the necessary medicines to treat patients. China allegedly tried to hide this by denying export restrictions, confusing and delaying the provision of its trade data.