China shifts the blame to Brazil: They had Covid-19 as early as November 2019!

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By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD
1 July 2020

A startling new study adds to the growing body of evidence that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, the pneumonic illness now sweeping the world, was circulating in Brazil’s Santa Catalina as far back as November 2019. The finding, published on the preprint server medRxiv* in June 2020, shows that it has been causing infection in Brazil long before the first case was reported in the Americas, North and South, in January 2020, and certainly before the first case in this Brazilian region.

The Beginning of the Pandemic

The first cases of atypical pneumonia attributed to the virus causing COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2, were in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Investigators with the China CDC described three adults who were admitted to a hospital in Wuhan on December 27, 2019, with pneumonia cases of an unknown cause.

From there and spreading outwards across all international borders, the virus caused a brief but extremely harsh spell of disease and death in Europe and South Korea, before spreading to the Americas and Asia. At least, that was what most researchers thought.

However, early evidence was mounting that the virus had already been spreading around the world a few months prior to the first occurrence on January 21, 2020, in the USA. The first Brazilian case was diagnosed on February 25, 2020.  

Implications of the Findings

The researchers say that they have demonstrated that the virus was circulating unnoticed in the community before the number of cases spiked to pandemic levels, or was noticed as such.

Secondly, the viral load remained at a plateau until March 4, 2020, when it rose – at the same time as the first case in Santa Catalina.

The researchers sum up: “This study demonstrates that monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater or urban sewage is an excellent tool for anticipating potential epidemiological outbreaks, and would be highly valuable in helping Public Health authorities to define protection measures.”

*Important Notice

Implications of the Findings

The researchers say that they have demonstrated that the virus was circulating unnoticed in the community before the number of cases spiked to pandemic levels, or was noticed as such.

Secondly, the viral load remained at a plateau until March 4, 2020, when it rose – at the same time as the first case in Santa Catalina.

The researchers sum up: “This study demonstrates that monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater or urban sewage is an excellent tool for anticipating potential epidemiological outbreaks, and would be highly valuable in helping Public Health authorities to define protection measures.”

*Important Notice

medRxiv publishes preliminary scientific reports that are not peer-reviewed and, therefore, should not be regarded as conclusive, guide clinical practice/health-related behavior, or treated as established information.

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200701/SARS-CoV-2-circulating-in-Brazil-back-in-November-2019.aspx

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China’s claims are based on a ‘new study’ which suggests that the virus was active and circulating in the south American country as far back as November 2019.

Written by Shloak Prabhu

Amid the global spike in COVID-19 cases, China has now blamed Brazil for the virus. China’s claims are based on a ‘new study’ which suggests that the virus was active and circulating in the south American country as far back as November last year. The development was tweeted out by Chinese mouthpiece Global Times on Friday. 

‘Coronavirus was circulating in Brazil’

The Chinese mouthpiece shifted the blame on Brazil and stated that the virus was circulating in Brazil’s Santa Catarina as far back as November 2019. China further alleges that the local scientists had detected the virus in several samples of human sewage, two months before the first case was officially ‘detected’ in the Americas.

This comes even as China is held as being the source of the Coronavirus, with unofficial estimates claiming that the outbreak may have begun as early as August, though China and the WHO kept downplaying it till at least January 2020.

https://m.republicworld.com/world-news/rest-of-the-world-news/virus-was-circulating-chinese-mouthpiece-blames-brazil-for-coronavi.html

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