Last updated on April 10, 2020
In the midst of the current
“The majority is clearly European,” said Harm van Bakel, a geneticist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who co-wrote a study awaiting peer review.
A separate team at N.Y.U. Grossman School of Medicine came to strikingly similar conclusions, despite studying a different group of cases. Both teams analyzed genomes from coronaviruses taken from New Yorkers starting in mid-March.
The research revealed a previously hidden spread of the virus that might have been detected if aggressive testing programs had been put in place.
It would not be until late February that Italy would begin locking down towns and cities, and March 11 when Mr. Trump said he would block travelers from most European countries. But New Yorkers had already been traveling home with the virus.
430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced
No excuse for reporters to let this go unchallenged…— Joshua Holland (@JoshuaHol) April 7, 2020
"Trump keeps claiming that he quickly banned travel from Asia and Europe due to COVID-19 but that is a brazen lie"https://t.co/8AdrhBVb6b
Remember this next time a Republican blames China for America's death count. https://t.co/0ndFYizApD— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 8, 2020
New: US intel WAS tracking rise of novel coronavirus as early as November, weeks before that information was included in Trump's daily briefing, CNN has learned.— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) April 9, 2020
Follows earlier reporting by ABC News & denial by Pentagon. w/ @MarquardtA & @jimsciutto https://t.co/iCPnxo07hb
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