"SARS-CoV-2 was already spreading in France in late December 2019"; I have been on record, you will learn COVID was already spreading in 2018...this was NEVER ever a 'novel' virus, we had exposure!
by Paul Alexander
The COVID-19 epidemic is believed to have started in late January 2020 in France. Here we report a case of a patient hospitalised in December 2019 in an intensive care unit in a hospital in the north of Paris for haemoptysis with no aetiological diagnosis. RT-PCR was performed retrospectively on the stored respiratory sample and confirmed the diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Based on this result, it appears that the COVID-19 epidemic started much earlier in France.’