China has started spreading confusion about the source of the epidemic, which is badly attributed to spread the Corona virus. The Chinese government had recently claimed that the epidemic had spread to other parts of the world, including Italy, before the outbreak of covid-19 in Wuhan. Now a Chinese scientist has alleged that the corona virus spread from India to the world for the first time amidst the ongoing tension in Ladakh. However, Chinese claims experts have fired up. Note what is the whole issue…
A team of scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that the corona virus probably originated in India in the summer of 2019. This Chinese team claimed that the corona virus entered humans through water contaminated with animals. It then reached Wuhan from where the corona virus was first identified. In their paper, the Chinese team resorted to phylogenetic analysis (a study of how the corona virus is mutated) to determine the source of the corona virus. Like all other cells, the virus also mutates and then proliferates. During this time there is a slight change in their DNA. Chinese scientists argued that the virus, which has a very low mutation, by going through that the source of the corona virus can be traced.
Chinese scientists used this method to claim that the corona virus found in Wuhan was not a ‘real’ virus. They said that the investigation found signs of corona virus originating in Bangladesh, US, Greece, Australia, India, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia or Serbia. Chinese researchers argued that since India and Bangladesh had the lowest mutation samples and neighboring countries of China, it is possible that the first infection occurred there. Based on the time taken for the mutation of the virus and the samples taken from these countries, Chinese scientists claimed that the corona virus would first spread in July or August 2019.
Scientists in China said, “Due to the lack of water, wild animals such as monkeys often fight badly for water and this will definitely increase the risk of contact between humans and wild animals. We hypothesize that the corona virus’s spread from animals to humans is due to abnormal heat. Chinese scientists also claimed that due to India’s poor health system and young population, the disease continued to spread without detection for several months.” He claimed that the corona virus in China came from Europe. Therefore, the Wuhan epidemic is only a part of it. To note that the first case of corona virus was reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.
Meanwhile, this false claim of Chinese scientists has been fired by other scientists. David Robertson, an expert at the University of Glasgow, UK, told the Daily Mail that Chinese research is very flawed and does not increase our understanding about the corona virus at all. This is not the first time that China has pointed fingers at other countries for the corona virus instead of Wuhan. China has accused Italy and the US of spreading the corona virus without evidence. Chinese scientists have accused India at a time when there is a dispute between the Indian and Chinese military in East Ladakh since May. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is currently trying to locate the source of the corona virus in China. WHO evidence has shown that the corona virus originated in China. WHO has sent its investigative team to China.