"France, which has seen almost 25,000 people die from the virus since March 1, confirmed its first three COVID-19 cases on Jan. 24, including two patients in Paris and another in the southwestern city of Bordeaux."
Оказалось, это не так.
Исследователи протестировали в одной из больниц сохранившиеся образцы больных, болевших пневмонией в декабре 2019 и январе 2020, которые показали отрицательные ответы при тестировании на грипп.
Оказалось, что 27 декабряв Париже у них был пациент, болевший 15 дней пневмонией.
Этот мужчина болел пневмонией, выжил, жена не болела (вроде бы, хотя могла быть асимптоматичной, или слегка простудной, в декабре, раньше него). Но он заразил своих двоих детей:
"Yves Cohen, head of resuscitation at the Avicenne and Jean Verdier hospitals in the northern suburbs of Paris, told BFM TV that scientists had retested samples from 24 patients treated in December and January who tested negative for the flu.
"Of the 24, we had one who was positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 27," he told the news channel on Sunday.
Each sample was retested several times to ensure there were no errors, he added.
Cohen said the patient had survived and that a first investigation to trace the first contamination has been carried out.
"He was sick for 15 days and infected his two children, but not his wife, who works in a supermarket.
"He was amazed, he didn't understand how he had been infected. We put the puzzle together and he had not made any trips. The only contact that he had was with his wife.
The man's wife worked alongside a Sushi stand, close to colleagues of Chinese origin,..
"We're wondering whether she was asymptomatic," he said.
"He may be the 'patient zero', but perhaps there are others in other regions. All the negative PCRs for pneumonia must be tested again. The virus was probably circulating (then)
Французы размышляют, мог ли он быть "0-вым" пациентом?
Впрочем, если протетсировать все что осталось, не исключено, что вявятся и другие больные (или умершие), у которых была пневмония в декабре..
""He may be the 'patient zero', but perhaps there are others in other regions. All the negative PCRs for pneumonia must be tested again. The virus was probably circulating (then)," he said."
Я думаю, это имело бы смысл сделать не только во Франции.