New Coronavirus Discovery Could Change Everything, Push Timeline to 9 Months Before Wuhan Outbreak

A discovery made during an examination of a pre-pandemic sewage sample now threatens to upend conventional thinking on the origins of the virus behind COVID-19.

The shocking find was released by the University of Barcelona earlier this month.

University scientists first went looking for traces of the coronavirus in samples from Barcelona’s sewage system to determine if wastewater could be an accurate predictor of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Analyzing samples from the spring of 2020, researchers found traces of the virus in sewage captured on January 15 — a full 41 days before Spain’s first confirmed case was announced.
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