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• Joan Donovan from Harvard Kennedy School posted a case study on the Media Manipulation Case Book, slamming Dr. Yan titled: “Cloaked in Science. Yan’s Report.”
o Joan Donovan claimed that “the Yan Report is a misleading article masquerading as science, which falsely claims that the novel coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab.” However, Donovan is the Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, with absolutely no scientific background. What makes her qualified to make such a conclusion?
o The CCP sends a large number of officials to the Harvard Kennedy School each year for continuing education.
o This article is talking about misinformation, but it is itself a typical sample of misinformation.
• Today, the Washington Post responded to Donovan’s argument with an article titled “Theory goes viral despite scientists’ unverified challenge to claims that China made virus.”
o Earlier this week, the Washington Post reporter had a video conversation with Dr. Yan for more than an hour. Although it is a left-leaning media with a different perspective from ours, Dr. Yan is grateful that they quoted her words as they were.
• Mr. Lu De mocks that previously at the very least Xi recruited leading scientists like Robert Gallo to slam Dr. Yan. But this time, Xi really wasted his money on Harvard.