(FreedomJournal.org)- In a fresh attempt at shifting the blame for the COVID-19 outbreak, Chinese researchers are now claiming that the virus originated in India, and not in Wuhan, China. Despite the claims, all evidence points to the fact that the first COVID-19 occurred in Wuhan, China, with government officials in the United States and Australia going as far as suggesting the virus may have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences claim that, upon analyzing the genome of COVID-19, they discovered that the “least mutated strain” of the virus actually came from India, or another country surrounding India.
The claims were published in a research paper, but despite its air of legitimacy, researchers in the West have already criticized it. According to the Daily Mail, University of Glasgow’s Center for Virus Research described the paper as “very flawed.”
“The author’s approach of identifying the ‘least mutated’ virus sequences is inherently biased,” Professor David Robertson said. “The authors have also ignored the extensive epidemiological data available that shows clear emergence in China and that the virus spread from there.”
Robertson went as far as saying that the paper “adds nothing to our understanding of SARS-CoV-2.”
The first cases of COVID-19 infection occurred at the end of 2019, but researchers from China now claim that the virus could be traced back to July 2019. The study says that their statistical analysis of strain diversity of SARS-CoV-2 in different regions “shows that the Indian subcontinent has the highest strain of diversity.”
“Furthermore, based on the SARS-CoV-2’s mutation rate, we estimate that the earliest SARS-CoV-2 transmission in human hosts could be traced back to July or August of 2019,” the paper adds.
President Donald Trump made it very clear to China on several occasions that he would “never forget” what they did, but with the very real possibility of Joe Biden being inaugurated president on January 20, the communist country could be preparing for forgiveness. Or at least, a new president that is willing to accept flawed research so they can be absolved of blame.