A CHINESE virologist who fled to the US after alleging China covered up the Covid outbreak claims a trove of Anthony Fauci's emails proves her bioweapons allegations.
Dr Li Meng-Yan alleges the messages, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, reveal the White House virus expert knew the virus may have been engineered but publicly downplayed it.
In an interview on Newsmax, Dr Li said Fauci's emails, which were published by Buzzfeed and the Washington Post on Tuesday, proved he knew about the Chinese meddling with viruses to make them more deadly.
She said: "Frankly, there is a lot of useful information there [Fauci’s emails].
"They verify my words from the beginning… that these people knew what happened, but they chose to hide for the Chinese Communist Party and their own benefits."
To date, since the beginning of the pandemic, Covid-19 has infected 172,457,078 and killed 3,707,631 people worldwide.
Following the release of the emails, Fauci today finally acknowledged the "lab-made" Covid theory may have some weight.
The top doc spoke out after being blasted by Senator Rand Paul and Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene when his correspondence came to light, while Candace Owens wants him "tried and imprisoned."
Paul claimed Fauci spread lies about American-funded research in the Wuhan lab where Covid is increasingly thought to have originated.
Dr Li had published two reports last year and one this year about the Chinese virus experiments, which were published without peer review on Zenodo.
In the latest paper published on March 31, she claimed: "The causative agent of Covid-19, is not a naturally occurring pathogen but an Unrestricted Bioweapon.
"It is a product of the bioweapons program of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government, the network of which includes not only the CCP scientists but also certain overseas scientists and organizations."
The Wuhan lab leak explanation has been considered at first to be a conspiracy theory that was pushed by the far right to blame China for the pandemic.
But that changed on May 26 President Joe Biden sensationally announced a review of the pandemic "lab leak" theory after allegedly shutting down a previous probe into its origins.
Meanwhile, British intelligence reportedly assessed the theory recently and upgraded the theory’s likeliness from "remote" to "feasible", reports the Sunday Times.
Then, on Tuesday, came Fauci's email dump.
More than 3,200 of his emails from January to June 2020 came to light.
Dr Li referred to one of these emails during her Newsmax interview.
On February 1 last year, at the start of the pandemic, Dr. Hugh Auchincloss, wrote in an email to Fauci that virus engineering experiments had been performed.
Dr Li said this backs up her claims, alleging Dr Anthony Fauci was among the scientists and organizations who knew about it and tried to hide it.
Laboratory modifications had enabled its ability to infect humans as well as had enhanced the virus in its pathogenicity, transmissibility, and lethality
In her March 31 report, Yan wrote: "SARS-CoV-2 was created based on template viruses ZC45 and ZXC21, which were originally discovered in bats by scientists of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
"The subsequent laboratory modifications had enabled its ability to infect humans as well as had enhanced the virus in its pathogenicity, transmissibility, and lethality."
But an MIT peer review said the claims were not adequately proved and that the "work is defamatory, grossly negligent, and ethically dubious".
Dr Li, a postdoctoral fellow at Hong Kong University before fleeing to the United States in April, explained in February to The Washington Post why she published on Zenodo.
What do we know about the Wuhan Institute of Virology?
THE WUHAN Institute of Virology is the highest security lab of its kind in all of China – and can be found right at the heart of the origins of the global pandemic.
Various theories have been swirling about the lab, which is headed up by Chinese scientist Dr Shi Zhengli, known as “Bat Woman”.
Most scientists do not believe the virus leaked from the lab, and the lab itself has categorically denied the claims.
The lab specialised in bat-borne viruses and had been carrying out experiences on them since 2015.
Airlocks, full body suits, and chemical showers are required before entering and leaving the lab – the first in China to be accredited with biosafety level 4 (BSL-4).
BSL-4 labs are the only places in the world where scientists can study diseases that have no cure.
Scientists from the lab even tested mysterious
virus which killed three miners 1,000 miles away in Yunnan province back in 2012.
It has been suggested this fatal mystery bug may have been the true origin of Covid-19.
Experts at the lab also engineered a new type of hybrid 'super-virus' that can infect humans in 2015, according to medical journal Nature Medicine
Despite fears surrounding the research, the study was designed to show the risk of viruses carried by bats which could be transmitted to humans.
There is no suggestion the facility's 2015 work is linked to the pandemic.
The lab was also recruiting new scientists to probe coronaviruses in bats just seven days before the outbreak.
China has began tightening security around its biolabs with President Xi Jinping saying it was a “national security” issue to improve scientific safety at a meeting last February.
Zenodo is an online research repository used for publishing scientific findings without reviews.
Dr Li said she chose this because she feared the Chinese communist regime would try to stop her from publishing her work.
Ever since her reports were published, she's been ostracized.
Twitter canceled her account for months and American academics said the study was "flawed".
China’s authoritarian regime, however, insists the virus simply mutated and passed naturally from animals to humans, probably from a market in the city of Wuhan.
Responding to Biden’s new probe into the virus origins, an editorial published by Communist Party-run Global Times blasted the allegations.
It claims the American government is "full of arrogance" and blasts the theory that Covid-19 emerged from a laboratory in Wuhan.
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