Chinese Virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan Net Worth, Wiki, Biography, Updates: Dr. Li-Meng Yan is a respected virologist and researcher from China who fled to Hong Kong after the Chinese Government closed the COVID-19 outbreak and compelled her to stop her research on the novel coronavirus. Dr. Yan who is specializing virology and immunology at the Hong Kong Public Health School, also claimed that the Chinese government learned about the virus before officially claiming it and they were aware of the human to human transmission as well, however, didn’t report it timely.
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In an interview with Fox News, Dr. Li-Meng Yan also claimed that her supervisors who are experts in this field ignored the research at the onset of the virus which led it to become a global pandemic. Dr. Yan was one of the first scientists who were studying the COVID-19 virus at the end of December 2019. She pointed on the series of strange virus-like SARS in the country.
She also told Fox News that while the Chinese government ignored their research, it also didn’t allow the experts from Hong Kong to conduct research in China. She contacted her friends to get more information in this regard. One of her friends who is a scientist at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China said that she had first-hand information regarding the cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan.
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Her friend confirmed the human to human transmission of the virus on December 31, 2019, which was proven as the same day saw 27 cases of the virus in Wuhan. On informing this to her senior, she was asked to continue with the research and no steps were taken to inform or resolve it.
Later on January 9, WHO officially announced that the Chinese officials have reported that the virus can cause serious problems in some cases and is not transmitted from person to person. After this incident, all the researchers especially in Wuhan, stopped speaking about the virus openly as they earlier used to and also warned Yan not to ask more details.
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When some sources reported an exponential increase in the cases of person to person transmission, on reporting about the same by her supervisor to the senior officials he was asked to remain shut and warned that if the information will be leaked they could be in serious trouble.
Dr. Li-Meng Yan also alleged that Professor Malik Peiris, co-director of a WHO-affiliated laboratory didn’t act despite knowing about the spreading disease. Though Yan was disappointed, however, she knew about the corruption between such international organizations like WHO, the Chinese government, etc.
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Currently, Yan is reportedly hiding somewhere in the USA as she is scared that there is a threat to her life. She also said that the Chinese government is demeaning her image and threatening her family and herself by cyber-attacks. Meanwhile, the Chinese embassy in the US claimed that they don’t know anything about Yan’s where beings and claimed that China has managed the pandemic very well.
Dr. Yan received her MD degree from XiangYa Medical College of Central South University, and her Ph.D. from Southern Medical University, China. The study of a universal influenza vaccine, cross-reactive antibodies, and cellular immunology was included in her research. At the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was research in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, Hong Kong University.