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What if the coronavirus was already circulating discreetly before the start of the epidemic? A recent INSERM study supports this thesis. Damien Mascret, doctor and journalist for France Télévisions, takes stock on Friday March 26, on the 12/13 set.
According to INSERM, at least seven French people participating in a scientific program presented antibodies to the coronavirus in November 2019, before the appearance of patient zero. “The researchers resumed 9,144 samples, which had been taken between November 4, 2019 and March 16, 2020, explains Danien Mascret, doctor and journalist for France Télévisions, in duplex for the 12/13 of Friday March 26. (…) They found 3,537 positive cases, including seven that had been done in November“, so before the first reported case in China.
A Frenchman had also made a trip to China during the fall, without approaching Wuhan. “They had stayed several hundred kilometers away, but this is also where there are wild animal farms, and this supports the hypothesis that the virus was already circulating in wild animal farms before arriving in Wuhan. , in the megalopolis“, adds the doctor.
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