Saturday, June 5, 2021

173 Million Cases and Revisiting Italy's Covid Origins

The Covid caseload is going up steadily and it has reached 173 million cases and 3.7 million deaths.

That aside, here's an interesting development that for some reason, is not covered by Western media. 

The World Health Organization confirmed to the Global Times on Wednesday that the UN agency are working with researchers in Italy and a reference laboratory to retest the samples of a study that suggested the coronavirus may have been circulating in Italy since autumn 2019, earlier than in Wuhan in China's Hubei Province. 

The study titled “Unexpected Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in the Pre-Pandemic Period in Italy” released in November 2020 by the National Cancer Institute (INT) in Milan showed that Covid antibodies were detected in the blood samples of 111 of 959 individuals enrolled in a lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020. Most of the volunteers were from Lombardy, which was the first and hardest-hit region of Italy by Covid-19. 

Chinese observers said this indicates that international experts have started tracking down the origins of COVID-19 outside China – and the tracing work may move to cover more countries that reported early evidence, including the US. 

The US has been trying very hard to pin the Covid blame on the Wuhan Institue of Virology – its latest attempt to undermine China. 

But you and I know it's just another made-up story. America is pathetic.

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