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This is HUGE, absolutely bombshell: Scientists in Spain have found traces of Covid-19 in water samples in Barcelona from March 12, 2019, several months before China had cases.

This is more evidence suggesting the coronavirus did not originate in China elmundo.es/ciencia-y-salud/cie

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" “When it’s just one result, you always want more data, more studies, more samples to confirm it and rule out a laboratory error or a methodological problem,” he said.

There was the potential for a false positive due to the virus’ similarities with other respiratory infections.

“But it’s definitely interesting, it’s suggestive,” Villalbi said. "

not enough evidence to start getting excited yet

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