Exactly, as I'd suspected and likely stated here at the blog. Other persons, who actually fired up some brains cells, have made the same suggestions.
When you think about this situation, if you actually think about it, it would seem sensible that the virus had been in circulation for some time. Considering global trade & travel this virus had to have been around for some time before hitting peak levels, being identified, and then having activity dropping away.
The brain dead need not continue reading:
Farr's law: It's what makes sense. It's also very suggestive that the "lockdowns" didn't "flatten the curve" since the virus was already waning. As has been reported on several times, by many knowledgeable individuals. While the vile continued to regurgitate the fear and irrationality.
It shows that infections peaked about five days before lockdown and were in fast decline by the time it was introduced.
"When lockdown was first imposed, there was little science to base it on. The virus was assumed to be growing at an exponential rate, with each infected person passing it on to about four others. The controversial assumption: only mandatory lockdown could stop this. Graphs were drawn, showing the infection rate barely dented by voluntary measures (like handwashing, keeping socially distanced etc.) but lockdown making things safe instantly (roflmao)
Prof. Wood’s study is presented with the usual health warnings: it is an extrapolation from hospital death data and makes several assumptions: particularly about the distribution of time from infection to death. There are plenty of other factors. For example, if our ability to treat Covid had rapidly improved, that would change things – as the decline in deaths would reflect improved treatment, rather than earlier reductions in the number of infections. But there have, alas, been no such improvements reported.See Farr's law ↑
But the wider question is a simple one: what forced the virus into reverse in Britain? Prof. Wood’s study strongly suggests that it was not lockdown. It’s a valuable contribution to the debate on whether voluntary measures would have been enough and whether the decline of the virus would have happened anyway."
About the virus being in circulation much earlier then the official conspiracy theory has claimed?
Ottawa Citizen: Italy Virus in Sewage late 2019
The Italian National Institute of Health looked at 40 sewage samples collected from wastewater treatment plants in northern Italy between October 2019 and February 2020. An analysis released late on Thursday said samples taken in Milan and Turin on Dec. 18 showed the presence of the SARS-Cov-2 virus.The presence of the virus in Italian waste most certainly does imply the main transmission chains were present in Italy in advance of official narrative start date. Or the virus wouldn't have been present in the sewage. That's pretty straightforward.
This research may help us understand the beginning of virus circulation in Italy,” Giuseppina La Rosa, an expert in environmental wastewater at the Italian National Institute of Health who co-led the research, said in a statement detailing the findings.
Small studies conducted by scientific teams in the Netherlands, France, Australia and elsewhere have found signs that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be detected in sewage, and many countries are beginning to use wastewater sampling to track the spread of the disease.
La Rosa said the detection of traces of the virus before the end of 2019 was consistent with evidence emerging in other countries that COVID-19 may have been circulating before China reported the first cases of a new disease on Dec. 31.
A study in May by French scientists found that a man was infected with COVID-19 as early as December 27, nearly a month before France confirmed its first cases.
La Rosa said the presence of the virus in the Italian waste samples did not “automatically imply that the main transmission chains that led to the development of the epidemic in our country originated from these very first cases.”
Covid 19 in France, November 2019
He added: "The doctors didn't know what to do. For them, it was a very severe infection, very severe, that's what was explained to me but they weren't able to detect it."
But he may not be the only one to have caught the virus so early – or even the first.
A hospital in eastern France, using different tests, says it found a case of a man with the coronavirus in mid-November.
The team of doctors that uncovered Hammar's illness late last year says other hospitals have even better testing equipment, which could result in more old samples coming back positive.
This raises questions about the origins of the coronavirus and Cohen said his study tells us more about the spread.
"We know it didn't start in early January but earlier," he said. "What we can say is that the pandemic wave is slower than expected, the virus spreads slower.
The virus spreads slower- So it’s not overly infectious, then? Exactly opposite of what we’ve been told.Unless your advancing a psychological operation in order to move ahead on other agendas? In the political world. In the real world. Some of us have been saying this for some time now.
France: Doctors at a Paris hospital say they've found evidence that one patient admitted in December was infected with COVID-19. If verified, this finding would show that the virus was already circulating in Europe at that time -- well before the first known cases were diagnosed in France or hotspot Italy.
"COVID-19 was already spreading in France in late December 2019, a month before the official first cases in the country," the team at Groupe Hospitalier Paris Seine in Saint-Denis wrote in a study published Sunday in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.
Researchers in the US have also started finding evidence that the virus was infecting and killing people earlier than the country's first reported cases
Moreover, the absence of a link with China and the lack of recent travel suggest that the disease was already spreading among the French population at the end of December, 2019," they wrote.
And yet, suspiciously, (or not so much if the intent is to target China) France, Italy the US didn’t report any Covid cases until China had identified the strain...
Scientists at University College London’s Genetics Institute found almost 200 recurrent genetic mutations of the new coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2 - which the UCL researchers said showed how it is adapting to its human hosts as it spreads.
“Phylogenetic estimates support that the COVID-2 pandemic started sometime around Oct. 6, 2019 to Dec. 11, 2019Balloux said the analysis also found that the virus was and is mutating, as normally happens with viruses, and that a large proportion of the global genetic diversity of the virus causing COVID-19 was found in all of the hardest-hit countries.
That suggests SARS-CoV-2 was being transmitted extensively around the world from early on in the epidemic, he said.
“All viruses naturally mutate. Mutations in themselves are not a bad thing and there is nothing to suggest SARS-CoV-2 is mutating faster or slower than expected,” he said. “So far, we cannot say whether SARS-CoV-2 is becoming more or less lethal and contagious.”
“All the evidence is entirely consistent with an origin towards the end of last year, and there’s no reason to question that in any way,” Stoye said.