Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, 'I know how they treat whistleblowers'

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  1. 12151791

    12151791 schadenfreude | \ ˈshä-dᵊn-ˌfrȯi-də Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yan told Fox News in an exclusive interview that she believes the Chinese government knew about the novel coronavirus well before it claimed it did. She says her supervisors, renowned as some of the top experts in the field, also ignored research she was doing at the onset of the pandemic that she believes could have saved lives.

    She adds that they likely had an obligation to tell the world, given their status as a World Health Organization reference laboratory specializing in influenza viruses and pandemics, especially as the virus began spreading in the early days of 2020.

    Yan, now in hiding, claims the government in the country where she was born is trying to shred her reputation and accuses government goons of choreographing a cyber-attack against her in hopes of keeping her quiet.

    Yan believes her life is in danger. She fears she can never go back to her home and lives with the hard truth that she’ll likely never see her friends or family there again.

    "The China government refused to let overseas experts, including ones in Hong Kong, do research in China," she said. "So I turned to my friends to get more information."

    Yan had an extensive network of professional contacts in various medical facilities in mainland China, having grown up and completed much of her studies there. She says that is the precise reason she was asked to conduct this kind of research, especially at a time when she says her team knew they weren’t getting the whole truth from the government.

    One friend, a scientist at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China, had first-hand knowledge of the cases and purportedly told Yan on Dec. 31 about human-to-human transmission well before China or the WHO admitted such spread was possible.

    She reported some of these early findings back to her boss, Yan said.

    "He just nodded," she recalled, and told her to keep working.

    A few days later, on Jan. 9, 2020, the WHO put out a statement: "According to Chinese authorities, the virus in question can cause severe illness in some patients and does not transmit readily between people... There is limited information to determine the overall risk of this reported cluster.”

    The rest of the story from Fox News
     
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    This person will be dead before long ,China doesn't like someone exposing them. Socialist governments get rid of their problems.



    I seen several news reports that list it as Novel Coronavirus, the word Novel = Fictitious ,lol.
     
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    pinkbunny Senior Member Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Nah, that's not how China works. Looking at places like ADV China and China Uncensored, China doesn't go for the kill/bury.
    Their modus operandi is usually arrest, keep in little cell with lights on permanently and little food, maybe a little beating, until a confession is given, then prison.
    They prefer to make an example than disappear, at least from what I've seen.
     
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    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    No, novel means "new" or "new variant."

    Yeah, if she goes back to China she is dead woman walking....
     
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    JT Geriatrically Mortified 8-Track Buffoon Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Reportedly, a favorite tactic is to bind them to a board so tightly that they can't move, just enough food and water to sustain life, and nothing else. It's said to be unbearable torture that requires minimal effort on the part of the jailers.
     
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    I still say they would kill half their own people to kill all of us but then they would have nobody to sell their crap products to.
     
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    This is what I was going by. Screenshot_20200710-130546_Chrome.jpg
     
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    The literary definition? The medical definition:

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    What does “novel” mean in medicine and virology?
    The word “novel” originated from the Latin word “novus,” which means “new.” In medicine, “novel” usually refers to a virus or bacterial strain that was not previously identified. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by the novel, or new, coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that was not previously seen in humans.
     
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    Thanks didn't know it had a Medical definition.
     
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    Chuckman Senior Member Sponsor

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    No worries, we're all here to learn from each other....
     
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    Just to add that there is nothing specifically "medical" regarding the fundamental etymology from the Latin novus -a -um adjective. One might say to a student desperately putting forth a justification for missing an assignment: "Well, that's a novel excuse; in all my years, I haven't heard that one before." Novelty items is another common usage.

    A short etymological history of the english noun usage for the literary form may be found here: https://www.etymonline.com/word/novel.

    PS In chemistry, one might refer to a proposed reaction sequence as a "novel" retrosynthetic approach by, say, viewing the "taking apart" of the target molecule by a different scheme than had been undertaken previously.

    PSS one must not forget beaujolais nouveau --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaujolais_nouveau
     
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    Or the mobile execution van once they have a full confession of crimes
     
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    Never let large population of meatbags go to waste. Also, we should note that China is now making a DNA database of all citizens. Is it a conspiracy theory to say that would help with organ matching?
     
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    immunology was always my weakest area of biology - but i believe you can't really predict transplant success based on DNA well at all... but yeah, they could just do some other testing on the swab or do a second swab...
    Either way, I'd stay in hiding or apply to the US as a refugee if I were the researcher. Nothing good will happen to her over there for speaking out against the govt.
     
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    They did nothing wrong. It's just a flu.

    There are 130,000+ actors for the democratic party in the morgues...