She broke into the mainstream with her appearances on "The Tonight Show with Carlson" and on Fox News, but that was just the beginning. Her accusations were shared by most of the well-known media outlets: Le Monde, ABC, Marca, Herald, etc. Yan Limeng's remarks were also shared by Taiwan's anti-China media. In the UK, the Independent or the Daily Mail described her as a "brave coronavirus scientist who defected to the US". For the most part, the articles expressed her fabrications, only in a few cases were they questioned or refuted.