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Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

 

Last updated 5/29/2020 at 12:42pm



MIKE STOBBE and CARLA K. JOHNSON

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the most comprehensive federal study to date of when the virus began spreading.

That means anyone in the U.S. who thought they had the virus in December or early January probably had the flu, public health researchers said.

Some people have claimed Americans were getting sick from the coronavirus as early as November and that infections were spre...



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