Virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan claims coronavirus 'cover-up' made her flee China

Dr. Li-Meng Yan is a scientist who was working at the Hong Kong School of Public Health when she turned whistleblower on the Chinese Government, after she alleged they knew about the spread of the coronavirus before publicly acknowledging the outbreak.

As a result, Dr Yan claims she had to flee to the US for her own safety and is now determined to spread her findings to the world.

She joined the Loose Women from a secret location to tell us why she felt compelled to speak out, even if it meant putting her life on the line.

In response to her claims, the Director of the Chinese National Health Commission said: "The fact is that there's no delay or cover-up whatsoever by the Chinese government. It reported virus data and related information as soon as possible to the international community."

The National Health Commission said: "As soon as cases were identified in Wuhan City, China acted immediately to conduct investigations to stop the spread of the disease."China denied that the outbreak of the virus originated in a lab, saying: "The World Health Organisation have said multiple times there is no evidence the new coronavirus was created in a laboratory." The claim that the virus originated in a lab has also been dismissed by the US national intelligence office. 

In response to Dr Yan's claims, the World Health Organisation told us: "WHO had already declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on the 30th of January, which is the highest level of alarm under international health law.""Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO's assessment of the threat posed by this virus. It doesn't change what WHO is doing, and it doesn't change what countries should do."The University of Hong Kong said: "Dr Yan's statement does not accord with the key facts as we understand them. They have no scientific basis but resemble hearsay."Her Professor, who she worked under at the university, said: "Dr Yan was a postdoctoral fellow in my lab. Her research had nothing to do with human-to-human transmission. All mainstream scientists have failed to find any solid evidence that Sars-Cov-2 was man-made."