Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Director-General Dr Shekhar C Mande slammed a recent Chinese research report which claimed that Covid-19 had origins in India or Bangladesh.
"There is a paper which is under consideration of publication in Lancet.
It has not been peer-reviewed yet, so we can't say what the peer review system will do to it.
But it claims that the origin of the SARS-CoV2 virus is in India, and having read the paper myself fully and thoroughly understood what it says, the study is very shoddily done.
The analysis was very badly done, and I don't think it will stand the scrutiny of a peer review system," said Mande.
His comments come after Chinese researchers in a study proposed that the 1st transmission of SARS-CoV-2 may have taken place in India or Bangladesh.
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