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Italy's 'patient zero' traced to November 2019

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Jan 13, 2021, 16:51

A research by a team of scientists at the University of Milan showed that a woman in the northern Italian city was already infected with COVID-19 in November 2019.

The woman, 25, was affected by an atypical dermatitis, and a biopsy on her skin highlighted the presence of the novel coronavirus, said the study, published on Jan. 7 by the British Journal of Dermatology.

That would make her "patient zero" of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, which has been one of the deadliest in Europe.

The first official Italian case was recorded in late February 2020. But recent studies in Italy provided additional evidence that the virus may have been spreading far earlier than initially thought, being present across Europe already in the autumn of 2019.

The latest research, coordinated by Raffaele Gianotti at the University of Milan, is based on analyses of skin biopsies performed in the autumn of 2019. Skin pathologies are observed in 5% to 10% of COVID-19 patients.

A previous study by Italian scientists had detected the novel coronavirus in a 4-year-old boy’s throat secretions, following a swab test conducted in early December 2019. The child developed cold and flu-like symptoms in November and then a measles-like rash in early December.

The first COVID-19 outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China, in December last year -- although Chinese authorities have admitted that there were cases dating back to November, raising doubt over the transparency of the official data made public.

A separate study conducted in Italy last year suggested that the coronavirus may have been circulating in the country as early as September 2019.

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emanreus
gork post time: 2021-01-13 20:53

re: "Italy, France and China all had different variants so none of these nations infected the other."

  Upsolution, one would figure that should stop them China bashers in their tracks.  But being so deeply brainwashed by their own media or its duty related nothing can or must convince them--ever...

   In total, the CDC estimates that up to 42.9 million people got sick during the 2018-2019 flu season, 647,000 people were hospitalized and 61,200 died. That’s fairly on par with a typical season, and well below the CDC’s 2017-2018 estimates of 48.8 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations and 79,400 deaths.

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Robert Redfield ... and that Americans shouldn't take any chances that this year would be better.

   I'd wonder if any covid 19 could have been detected???

gork

Global Deaths Near 2 Million; China Clusters Grow: Virus Update, reports Bloomberg BS.

So that's 0.0002564.

gork
Newtown post time: 2021-01-15 07:00

Not at all.

Covid19 is supposed to be a quarter of a micron. In other words it's invisible, hence it is impossible to know for sure where it came from. When the Great Satan claims it may have come from bats, it could be the CIA deliberately infecting bats in China.

But, as I've already pointed out, the exception is if China, France and Italy all have different variants when they couldn't have infected one another.

Newtown
gork post time: 2021-01-13 20:53

If, as you say, "diseases are difficult to track" that contradicts your assertion as to how different variants could have spread across different countries.

gork

This is largely irrelevant. It only confirms that diseases are difficult to track.

The only relevant information is the joint german/poodle study which showed that only the gangster-run, thieved, prison-state of Amerika had all four vairants of the novel coronavirus and therefore was the only possible source.

Italy, France and China all had different variants so none of these nations infected the other.