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Coronavirus was in France in December, scientists say

According to the official version, the new coronavirusSARS-CoV-2, calling COVID-19, appeared in Wuhan, China, on the seafood market in December 2019. However, the latest research data fundamentally changes our view of the situation. According to the Spanish El Pais, when Amirush Hammar, a 43-year-old fisherman of Algerian descent living in the city of Bobigny near Paris, began to dry cough, fever and breathing problems, he thought he had the flu. In fact, in December 2019, anyone in France and beyond would have suggested flu. However, the doctors who treated Hammar are convinced that he was infected with COVID-19. It turns out that this is the first case discovered outside of China. But how is this possible?

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World Health Organization (WHO)recommended that countries that have frozen samples of patients with pneumonia admitted for treatment at the end of 2019 analyze them, as was done in the case of Hammar. It should be noted that all samples of patients entering the clinic are usually frozen and stored for four years. This is necessary for a special case - if repeated tests are needed. Experts believe that the samples have waited their finest hour.

Let me remind you that China reported several cases to WHO.pneumonia of unknown origin found in Wuhan on December 31, 2019 - four days after Hammar was hospitalized in a French hospital. This indicates that the virus circulated and spread outside the Asian country much earlier.than it is customary to think.

The main symptoms of coronavirus include coughing, fever, shortness of breath, shortness of breath, sore throat, and even a rash. See what other symptoms doctors attribute to the manifestation of SARS-CoV-2, read in our material.

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The first officially discovered cases in Franceare dated January 24th. Hammar, who, according to BFM TV, was very surprised to learn that he had been ill with COVID-19, was hospitalized on December 27. He believed that he would recover in a couple of days and in no way assumed that he was infected with a coronavirus, which claimed, at the time of writing, more than 250,000 people around the world.

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In April, the head of the intensive care unitAvicenna Hospital in Bobigny and Del Jean Verdier named Yves Cohen decided to check all cases of pneumonia recorded by his teams from December to January and test them for SARS-CoV-2 SARS. Of the 14 selected cases, one - in Hammar - gave a positive result. WHO believes that other countries should also follow the example of France. Experts recommend checking the data of all patients with flu-like symptoms and pneumonia recorded from November to January, as these studies provide a clearer picture of the pandemic.

A positive coronavirus test inThe French fisherman makes you think that the Chinese government hid the outbreak of coronavirus until December 31, 2019. Recently, a crossroads of five countries at once - Australia, Great Britain, Canada, the USA and New Zealand, announced that they had information about China's concealment of the COVID-19 outbreak. I talked more about this fascinating 15-page document in a previous article.

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In fact, the case with Hammar opens up a wholea number of unknowns that now need to be analyzed. The lack of communication with China and the fact that the patient did not leave the country several months before the illness suggests that coronavirus was already spreading among the French population at the end of December 2019. The family of a potential null patient is also being tested for COVID-19, although so far they are trying not to mention it. Do you think that China has really hidden the beginning of the pandemic of the new coronavirus and what is the danger? Let's talk about this in the comments to this article and with the participants in our Telegram chat.

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French Medical Research Resultspublished in the journal International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents with the conclusion that COVID-19 was distributed among the population of France in December last year. Nevertheless, the authors emphasize that further studies are needed to assess the onset of coronavirus outbreaks in France and other countries at the end of 2019 and January 2020. It is also necessary to study the potential deaths from COVID-19 during this period.

Another important question is whetherFrench fisherman zero patient or not. Let me remind you that despite several months of painstaking work, we still do not know much about coronavirus. It is possible that to complete the picture, all countries, including Russia, should double-check the analyzes of patients with pneumonia.