I saw no mention of July 2019, but the paper says the SARS-Cov-2 virus was already in Italy by September 2019. Their evidence is pretty good.\n\nIn an Italian-sponsored clinical trial of lung cancer screening methods, 959 people, without lung cancer symptoms, were enrolled. Blood samples were taken and archived. Later, these blood samples were tested for SARS-CoV-2, using a test specific for antibodies directed against the receptor binding domain (RBD) of SARS-CoV-2. These antibodies are said to be specific for SARS-CoV-2 and do not cross-react with antibodies directed against other corona viruses. The tests showed overall that 111 (11.6%) individuals out of 959 were positive for SARS-CoV-2. 14% of these positive blood samples were taken as of September 2019. None of these people had any known symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.\n\nThe Wuhan, China outbreak occurred at the end of December 2019. Now, there's good evidence for SARS-Cov-2 circulating among asymptomatic people in Italy several months earlier. We have to rethink the origins of this virus, and be open to reshaping the history of the pandemic.\n\nMy understanding is that US intelligence was vaguely aware of it in September of 2019, per an article I read in the NY Times in late January(?) 2020 ... memory of a goldfish :p ... and was confirmed by December 2019, and that it originated in Wuhan, China, at a morning briefing for DJT. They recommended he re-establish the medical task-force, which he abolished in 2017, to prepare for it. At that time he refused to do so.\n\nItaly became the beachhead in Europe initially because it's a popular destination for Chinese tourists, who they suspect introduced the virus to the country.