CCP government 'intentionally released' COVID-19 'all over the world,' Chinese virologist says

CCP government ‘intentionally released’ COVID-19 ‘all over the world,’ Chinese virologist says

Dr. Li Meng Yan says the CCP underestimated the virus’ transmissibility

A Chinese virologist who sounded the alarm in early 2020 about where the coronavirus came from said Monday the U.S. has reached a “milestone achievement” after a classified intelligence report from the Energy Department reportedly found the virus most likely originated in a Chinese lab.

Dr. Li Meng Yan told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in September 2020 that the Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the COVID-19 virus, leading to nationwide shutdowns and deaths.

Host Tucker Carlson asked Yan on Monday if she still believes the virus was intentionally released nearly three years after the pandemic started.

“Of course, it was not an accident,” she responded.


A pandemic prevention worker checks personal details of a woman lining up to get a swab test at a testing booth in Beijing, China, Nov. 3, 2022.

A pandemic prevention worker checks personal details of a woman lining up to get a swab test at a testing booth in Beijing, China, Nov. 3, 2022. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

“Maybe for people who don’t have this kind of biosafety lab three or four [years] experience on coronavirus, maybe it’s easy for them to accept the accident lab leak. However, I’m a scientist, working in [a] research lab using coronavirus. And I can tell you, based on the print protocol and also the other surveillance system, it would be impossible for the lab leak [to] accidentally happen in such [a] lab and cause the Wuhan outbreak and also the pandemic,” Yan said.

“So definitely now we just reached the first step. It was from China’s lab, and we need to pursue the truth of origin, and we need to keep going on.”

Carlson suggested the Chinese government unleashed COVID to destroy Western economies and elevate their own position globally.

Yan said based on the evidence she has seen and the source she has spoken to, the virus was “intentionally brought out of this strict lab and released in the community.”

“However, I don’t think the outbreak in Wuhan was intentional. I would say it was because [the] CCP government and the military scientists underestimated the transmissibility,” she added. “That’s why finally it got out of control and the cost [was] a local outbreak. However, we should know that [the] CCP government intentionally let it go all over the world to kill millions of people all over the world later.”

Yan was a respected doctor who specialized in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health before fleeing in April 2020 after she began looking into the growing number of cases coming out of mainland China that involved human-to-human transmission.

Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Dec. 7, 2022.

Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

She said she reported her findings to her supervisor on Jan. 16, but that’s when he allegedly told her “to keep silent, and be careful.”


“As he warned me before, ‘Don’t touch the red line,'” Yan said referring to the government. “We will get in trouble, and we’ll be disappeared.”





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The Chinese Government’s Cover-Up Killed Health Care Workers Worldwide

Bad advice based on false information led to fatal mistakes.


It is widely known that when the new coronavirus emerged in December 2019, the Chinese government downplayed the pandemic threat for several critical weeks. Less commonly known is those same authorities deliberately sacrificed health workers to maintain their lies.

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) calculated cover-up enabled the coronavirus to go global. By silencing doctors, Beijing not only fueled this pandemic but also compromised the world’s ability to spot the next one.

Why the CCP decided to cover up the outbreak is unclear. It may have been a reluctance to cancel political meetings, a fear of public panic—especially around the Chinese New Year—the embarrassment of another pathogen being born on Chinese soil, or the simple instinct to squash bad news ingrained into officials in an authoritarian system.

This series looks at how many experts missed the mark in the early days of the pandemic—and what we can learn for next time.

Among experts: Social scientists thought they knew what impact the pandemic would have. They were very wrong.

In the U.S.Public health experts thought they had a world-beating pandemic response in place. That overconfidence doomed 500,000 Americans.

Pandemics are like wars. The first casualty is truth.

Instead of notifying the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of atypical pneumonia and evidence of human spread, the authorities censored information, concealed the virus, and silenced doctors who tried to warn their colleagues. Hospital leaders refused to authorize masks or other personal protective equipment (PPE) on the grounds that it would cause panic. As patients infected health care workers and health care workers infected one another, hospital leaders insisted that spread among humans was impossible—that no staff members were infected—even altering diagnoses that suggested otherwise.

Beijing’s official line through Jan. 19, 2020 was that the outbreak began in late December 2019, that all cases had been infected by an unidentified animal source at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, and that no health care workers were infected. But even when the government conceded human spread on Jan. 20, it reported only a fraction of the real numbers.

These falsehoods influenced the WHO’s decision not to immediately declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, a step it had previously taken over EbolaZika, and the H1N1 virus. It also informed the widespread belief that COVID-19 spread in a similar manner to influenza—by large droplets landing on surfaces and transferred by touching rather than through airborne microdroplets. That misdirection contributed to the early and persistent focus in the West on surface disinfection and hand hygiene rather than masks—considerably more effective.

The lack of information also meant some important early trends were missed. For example, most infected staff were in non-urgent specialties, such as ophthalmology, family medicine, and elective surgery. These specialties are not considered high risk, and patients were less likely to be sick or symptomatic—meaning health workers were less likely to wear masks than their colleagues in emergency respiratory medicine and intensive care units.

The delayed understanding of transmission dynamics cost the lives of unknown numbers of health care workers in China, contributed to the deaths of tens of thousands more abroad, and superpowered the pandemic.

Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 17, 2020.

Medical staff transfer patients to Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 17, 2020. GETTY IMAGES

The cover-up had various elements. First, like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002, Chinese authorities did not notify the WHO, in violation of International Health Regulations, the global rules on pandemic threats. These rules stress that any threat that infects health care workers—positive proof of human spread—must be reported. Instead, as with SARS, the WHO learned about the new threat not from Beijing but from an open-source platform devised by doctors to rapidly disseminate information and counter governmental tendencies to suppress emerging threats.

Admittedly, uncertainty is the defining principle of any new pathogen. But by Dec. 27, 2019, Wuhan authorities knew the threat was serious. By then, the new coronavirus had been sequenced, several patients without links to the market had been identified, and at least one health care worker had been infected. Both SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), COVID-19’s older siblings, both caused atypical pneumonia, pandemics, and high infection rates among health care workers.

The doctors in Wuhan understood this threat and tried to warn one another. Providing health care workers with PPE would not necessarily have contradicted the official story about no human-to-human transmission. For an outbreak of atypical pneumonia during flu season, masks are the bare minimum. After SARS, PPE would be welcomed as a prudent protective measure rather than raise international eyebrows. But Chinese authorities, at pains to maintain their fiction, rejected this compromise.

Instead, authorities engaged in a pattern of demonstrable lying and covering up, threatening doctors involved in early warnings and restricting information. On Jan. 3, 2020, when China formally acknowledged the pneumonia outbreak, authorities told the WHO they had no idea what was causing it. In fact, by then, the new coronavirus had been sequenced several times—beginning with Vision Medicals on Dec. 27, 2019; BGI Genomics on Dec. 29, 2019; Wuhan Institute of Virology on Jan. 2, 2020; and China’s CDC on Jan. 3, 2020. On Jan. 5, a consortium led by professor Zhang Yongzhen at Fudan University in Shanghai sequenced it, deposited it in GenBank, the U.S. public database of DNA sequences, submitted it to Nature, and shared it with China’s National Health Commission (NHC).

Yet the Chinese government pretended it still didn’t have a clue. On Jan. 6, the NHC gave a national briefing on the pneumonia of unknown cause. On Jan. 9, in breaking news, the NHC announced that a novel coronavirus had been discovered on Jan. 7. But China didn’t share the sequence until Jan. 11—and only after Zhang permitted it to be posted on Virologica, an open platform.

On Jan. 1, 2020, the WHO formally asked China to verify the outbreak. Instead of replying within 24 hours as required, the Wuhan Public Security Bureau reported it had “taken measures” against eight “law breakers” and warned against “manufacturing, believing, or spreading rumors.” Belying later claims that the cover-up was limited to local authorities, Chinese state media publicized this intimidating warning widely.

The Chinese government’s cover-up led WHO experts to make deadly mistakes. On Jan. 5, the WHO passed on its minimal information from Beijing in a post entitled “Pneumonia of Unknown Cause.” WHO experts knew it lacked detail but not that it was a litany of lies. The seafood market as the source seemed plausible, given that SARS began at a wet market in Guangzhou. Yet compared with Guangzhou’s exotic wildlife, the Huanan market was mundane, more remarkable for being next to Wuhan’s high-speed train station.While the Chinese government was denying human-to-human transmission, its actions on the ground told a different story. On Dec. 31, health authorities began transferring all known and suspected cases (59 in total) to Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital. At the infectious disease unit, a cast iron gate kept family members out. Inside, security guards prevented medical staff from leaving. Although isolation of patients is standard practice for contagious diseases, locking medical staff in with patients is not.

On Jan. 11 and 12, Chinese authorities told the WHO there had been no new cases since Jan. 3, consistent with their claim that the wet market was the source of all cases, given that it had been closed since Jan. 1. Again, the government insisted there was no infection among health care workers or clear evidence of human spread. In fact, at least 20 health care workers already had confirmed COVID-19, and dozens more had been clinically diagnosed—among them Li Wenliang, a young ophthalmologist who would become famous for his tragic death following his early warnings. Well before he found an N95 mask on Jan. 10, he was infected by a glaucoma patient.

On Jan. 13, a senior NHC official informed an expert delegation from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan that human-to-human transmission was occurring. Yet the next day, when the delegation visited Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, medical staff treating patients on the isolation ward, described as the “dirty zone,” were not wearing masks or goggles.

The same day, Chinese health officials apprised the government that human spread was most likely occurring. At the WHO’s daily news conference, a WHO virologist said that limited human spread, potentially among families, was possible, adding “but it is very clear right now that we have no sustained human-to-human transmission.” It is unclear whether WHO’s comment was due to the limited information coming from the Chinese government, a reluctance to challenge Beijing in light of its political and economic influence, or scientific mediocrity.

It was only on Jan. 20 that Zhong Nanshan—a widely respected Chinese public health leader—was rolled out to officially confirm human spread and medical worker infection. His admission triggered the WHO to call an emergency committee to consider whether the outbreak constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Yet when the committee met on two days later, although more than 400 health care workers had confirmed cases of COVID-19, China admitted to only 16 such cases, and the emergency was not declared.

On Jan. 28, as Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and requested permission for a WHO-led mission to visit China, Xi’s agreement appeared responsible. On Jan. 29, when Li’s diagnosis surfaced, the static number of 16 infected health care workers was reassuring. When Li died, Beijing responded to the public outcry by launching an investigation into the circumstances of his punishment. But that posture of contrition only reinforced belief in Beijing’s lies.

Beijing’s announcement on Feb. 14 that 1,716 health care workers had been infected sent shock waves around the medical world. Of those, 230 people were staff at the Central Hospital of Wuhan, one of the hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak. By Feb. 20, at the time of the WHO-China Joint Mission, the total had risen to 2,055 cases.

Chinese authorities paraded the mission participants around various cities far from Wuhan and took care to keep the 12 Beijing-approved international members from speaking with their Chinese counterparts. On the second-to-last day, select members—with no U.S. representatives included—spent less than 24 hours in Wuhan. A carefully staged itinerary included Tongji Hospital and a clinic at Wuhan Sports Center. The key hospitals in Wuhan—Central, Jinyintan, and Union—as well as the market and the level 4 biosafety lab were all off-limits. This cover-up had echoes of SARS, when Chinese authorities actively hid patients from the WHO, driving them around in ambulances while the WHO team visited hospitals.

The joint mission report stated that “transmission within health care settings and amongst health care workers does not appear to be a major transmission feature” and among health care worker infections, “most were identified early in the outbreak in Wuhan when supplies and experience with the new disease was lower.” A China CDC report published Feb. 17 contradicted both statements, as did the prior experience of epidemiologists. Pretending inexperience was implausible, given China’s familiarity with SARS. Other places that had suffered through SARS—Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore—had no COVID-19 infections or deaths among health care workers by that point. All of those places mandated masks.

Based on distorted data from the Chinese government, the joint mission falsely reassured the world there was no major danger to health care workers. In Italy, 16,991 health care workers were infected within six weeks. While authorities focused on testing new arrivals from China, the virus was spreading rapidly and often silently among unsuspecting Italians. Hospitals became hotspots, and the epidemic exploded. By mid-April 2020, 206 health care workers had died, including 119 doctors. The most vulnerable were retired doctors who had been recruited back to help address the crisis.

Nurses walk behind a barricade at the quarantined Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) facility of Xiaotangshan hospital on the outskirts of Beijing on May 7, 2003.

Nurses walk behind a barricade at the quarantined severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) facility of Xiaotangshan Hospital on the outskirts of Beijing on May 7, 2003. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Silencing doctors—the weak link in official censorship efforts—isn’t new. In 2010, India ridiculed the doctor who first published on NDM-1, the drug-resistant superbug. In 2012, Saudi authorities forced the doctor who alerted the world to MERS into exile. In 2013, the Syrian government put doctors who proved polio’s return on the “to be disappeared” list. The Chinese government is still punishing the surgeon who spoke out on SARS in 2003.

This medical censorship is particularly dangerous because physicians are indispensable for surveillance of emerging threats. The WHO’s role includes global surveillance of public health threats, but as a United Nations organization, it has no power to send investigators to an outbreak without the government’s permission. Governments worldwide downplay epidemics, fearing that trade will be hurt, legitimacy compromised, or holes in their health care system revealed. This makes doctors the eyes of the international community, essential for protecting all of us.

The Chinese government’s attempt to cover up SARS led to the revision of the International Health Regulations and an international mindset that Beijing had learned its lesson. But the only lesson that the CCP authorities seem to have learned involved how to better cover up outbreaks and manipulate international rules. Beijing, for example, was careful to cooperate with the WHO sufficiently to avoid being called out for its overall lack of honesty while concealing key facts.Trending Articles

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Strengthening International Health Regulations without addressing the propensity of governments to cover up pandemics is unlikely to make a difference. After China’s SARS cover-up, WHO’s then director-general, Gro Harlem Brundtland, used her clout as a former prime minister to revise those regulations. Since then, states have not elected another former head of state as director-general.

Because the WHO, as a U.N. agency, has a limited ability to criticize governments, it would be helpful to establish an independent group of experts with the mandate to spotlight governments that flout their obligations. Similar bodies are routinely deployed by the U.N. Human Rights Council, and they speak out without the inhibition that so often hampers U.N. agencies.

Beijing’s cover-up continues to this day. It let a second WHO-led mission into China but denied it access to essential data on the earliest patients recorded with COVID-19 while sending it on a wild goose chase investigating whether the outbreak could have been sparked by the virus resting on frozen food—a diversionary theory for which there is no evidence. Meanwhile, the mission itinerary included a Wuhan exhibit of health care workers portrayed in the very masks and protective gear they were denied for weeks.

Propagandists promoting the Chinese government’s ultimately successful control of COVID-19 to justify authoritarian rule miss the fatal flaw: It is precisely that authoritarian system of party-line censorship and cover up at all costs that facilitated COVID-19’s spread in the first place and enabled it to go global.

When the next coronavirus emerges—COVID-22, say—which Chinese doctors will be brave enough to report it? Which scientists will be willing to post the genetic sequence? This time, China has cost itself, and the world, the only reliable warning system in the country where it may be most needed.

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series on what experts missed during the early days of the pandemic. Read Ethan Guillen on American hubris here, and Michael Varnum, Cendri Hutcherson, and Ivan Grossmann on how badly wrong predictions of social change were here

Annie Sparrow is an assistant professor of population health science and policy at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Twitter: @annie_sparrow

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The Department of Energy’s low-confidence assessment that Covid-19 most likely originated from a laboratory leak in China is still a minority view within the intelligence community, three sources familiar with the intelligence community’s findings tell CNN.

While the FBI has also assessed – with moderate confidence – the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 likely leaked from a lab, the majority of the intelligence community still believes that Covid either emerged naturally in the wild, or that there is still too little evidence to make a judgment one way or another. (NO WAY JOSE)

Three sources told CNN that the Department of Energy’s shift was based in part on information about research being conducted at the Chinese Centers for Disease Control in Wuhan, China, which was studying a coronavirus variant around the time of the outbreak.


The preferred inflation index used by the Federal Reserve; the core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) index jumped to its highest value since last summer. The core PCE increased by 0.6% in January when compared to the prior month, taking the year-over-year PCE to 5.382%. Today’s PCE report was the result of surging consumer spending after a dramatic decline at the end of last year.

Most importantly, this report confirms that components of inflation remain sticky or persistent. This after an extremely hawkish monetary policy by the Federal Reserve has raised rates at the last eight consecutive FOMC meetings. The Fed raised its benchmark rate from near zero in March 2022 to 4.5% – 4.75% last month. It has also raised the probability of ½ a percent rate hike at the next FOMC meeting in March. According to the CME’s Fedwatch tool, there is a 27% probability of that outcome.


Russia, a country ruled by an Emperor without clothes.

Now you take the CIA, supposedly up on the autocrats throughout the world, but they are not as capable as Israel’s Mossad. In fact our CIA is in the dark when it comes to matters of urgency. The Ukraine war attests to Russia’s weakness. Our Guys thought it would be over in days, echoing Vlad’s optimism. Well that didn’t work out to well,

Russia’s arsenal was decades old, rusty to the core And it has been proved that Russia was a minimal threat to NATO countries and Ukraine in particular. The war has reached the one year mark What has Russia achieved in these 365 days? Well, upwards of 100,000 dead; not the type of outcome Vlad was predicting. Our CIA geniuses thought the same. Their man on the ground was deaf, dumb and blind. Their intelligence was as old as their prediction,

Imagine Russia buying drones from Iran, Is that an embarrassment or what? And they needed Belarus to help them deploy some troops into the death zone, Russia relied on chips which were  banned by the U.S. Their arsenal was in tatters, many of their planes have been shot down, tanks destroyed and troops injured or killed. And even worse, Russia is asking North Korea’s hermit dictator for missiles etc. Beside that they were begging China for all sorts of weapons, from guns to tanks. 


In 367 days of war in Ukraine, Russian Army has already lost more than 146820 soldiers. That’s 950% more casualties than in two Chechen wars, which lasted 4 years. And 877% more than the Soviet army lost during the 9 years of the war in Afghanistan.

Putin is another tin-pan dictator, similar to the Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein. This guy taunted the U,S, that he had Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S, believed him, Another joke that put egg on the face of the CIA. Russia’s Putin is following the same footsteps, bullying those who couldn’t fight back. But in the end we find Putin without a capable war machine leading to his latest fiasco. Something will have to give because Ukraine is not given up until the last man is dead.




America at War,  pitting the likes of AOC, the suicide bomber squad, including Omar, the Somalian slut plus Biden and his cohorts, against the sacrosanct Constitution of America. Those on the left are condoning a breakdown of society, in fact many of the belong to the Democrat Socialist of America (DSA). We see it daily, in social media and the lame stream media. It goes without saying, the anarchist rule the roost in Democrat cities and states, where anything goes. Our country is traveling toward the Woke of America and we must prevent it.

The rest of the World is on the verge of a Nuclear Event. China threatening our planes that fly in International waters. North Korea engaging in bellum talk. Russia threatening us on a daily basis. Russia, losing the Ukraine battle might have to go nuclear, Israel on the verge of taking out Iran’s ability to nuke them.

You name it, the world is one day away from a 21 Century holocaust. 

So the days ahead will be heady, indeed. Be prepared for any of these events which will be financially deadly. Gold is your friend in times of a world cataclysm.



Viral video shows Budweiser Clydesdales mishap at San Antonio rodeo
A YouTube video showing a tumble at this year’s San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has gone viral, spotlighting both the unpredictable matters in the annual event, as well as the passion within the rodeo community. In the YouTube video, which has garnered more than 3.8 million views since it was shared to the platform on February 18, you can see the horses leading the pack begin to turn toward the wall of the arena and move inward toward the horses behind them, causing the animals to become tangled.

The horse was on the ground for about eight minutes, during which the rodeo announcer, identified as Wayne Brooks by the San Antonio Express-News, consoled the crowd in an attempt to ease their concerns.

Luckily the horse was in good hands thanks to the shotgun driver of the Budweiser wagon, identified by the Express-News as Andrew Lacrosse. He can be seen responding to the incident promptly, easing the other horses and then isolating the fallen horse. Lacrosse was assisted by the crew that oversees the Clydesdales in their performance travels.


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