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According to Wion News, Chinese researchers have begun to blame India for being the origin of the coronavirus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been trying to determine the origin of the coronavirus since its beginning stages in December 2019 and in early months of 2020. One of the theories rejected by the WHO was that COVID-19 originated in a lab in Wuhan, China, though there have been a number of whistleblowers, including Chinese virologist and immunologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan from the Hong Kong School of Public Health, who are intent that this notion is true. However, some scientists have argued that the origin is not in Wuhan, China, and rather in other countries such as Bangladesh, the United States, Italy, and other countries in Europe. Their latest claim being made is that the virus originated in India, as made by Chinese researchers.
The paper released has not yet been reviewed by peers, but claims that Bangladesh, the US, Greece, Australia, India, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia and Serbia are all possible origins for the virus, allegedly outruling Wuhan as the origin of COVID-19. According to the report, China researchers believe that because India and Bangladesh reported the lowest number of mutations and are geographical neighbors, that the first contagion happened there.
In addition, the researchers claimed that the virus emerged in the summer of 2019, and that the virus was passed on from an animal to a human. “From May to June 2019, the second-longest recorded heat-wave had rampaged in northern-central India and Pakistan, which created a serious water crisis in this region. The water shortage made wild animals, such as monkeys, engage in the deadly fight…”
Researchers believe this theory to be palpable despite little evidence because of the inferiority of the Indian and Bangladesh healthcare system. “As known for all, the hygiene condition is imperfect and the public medical system is less efficient in the subcontinent. Thus, it is conceivable that a virus with flu-like symptoms could spread undetectably for several months there.”
ARTICLE: YULIANIE HERNANDEZ
POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE