UPDATE :  A Government-funded study released yesterday found at least a dozen different strains of coronavirus were spreading through the UK in March.

We had it much earlier!  Last year and January this year, so what aren’t they telling us?
Can you too add your name and story to The List?

The world was made aware on 31st December last year when China contacted WHO and informed them of “cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan”.  That was the first knowledge the world had of a coronavirus in China, or was it?

There have been reports of the case of a 55 year old man confirmed with coronavirus on 17th November, 2019; on 1st December another man was confirmed with the virus; again on 2 December a 51-year-old Dongguan doctor suddenly had a cough and fever and was hospitalised; the Wall Street Journal reported a 57-year-old seafood merchant working at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market was considered to be the first patient prior to the previous cases;  the previous cases were NOT within the seafood market whatsoever.  On 9th January, 2020, the Chinese State broadcasted that a “new viral outbreak was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China,” on 12 December, 2019.

You’ve heard of the whistleblower, Dr. Li Wenliang, who died of the virus? Well, Dr. Ai Fen, a doctor at the Wuhan Hospital gave him the whistle in early December!  But had it spread by then?

In late December, early January I felt awful.  I was extremely tired.  For about at least 3-5 days I could hardly move out of bed for the sheer tiredness and want of sleep.  I had difficulty breathing at times, but put this down to the fact that I have asthma. I had a high temperature and felt ‘flu-like’.  The most distinguishing feature was the cough; the cough that kept you up all night and continued on after the other symptoms eventually disappeared.  Due the cough, I went to the GP, who without even looking at me diagnosed annual flu.  This was no way like flu.  I’ve had flu before.  This was more like a shorter version of the symptoms of coronavirus now being reported.

Since mentioning this on social media, many people have come forward to say they too suffered the same ‘illness’.  So for curiosity sake, we are asking you, did you too suffer from this in late December, early January of this year?  Please let us know and roughly whereabouts in the world you are.  Thank you.


  1. My husband had a dry cough and a high fever just after Christmas, and having already had pneumonia a few years ago, thought he had it again, so he went to the doctors. He had a chest x-ray which came back as clear. He is now convinced that he had this virus, and so am I.

  2. In October/November 2019, I had a nasty debilitating virus which manifested itself in an initial fever which confined me to bed for nearly a week. This was accompanied by a persistent cough which lasted for several weeks. At times I was coughing so hard that I was physically exhausted. I mentioned this at my transplant clinic at Hammersmith Hospital but they were unable to identify the virus. With hindsight, I now think that it was Covid-19 or something very similar. If it was, I have survived and hope that I may have a degree of immunity to the virus.

  3. Around the beginning of December 2019 I had a bout of a virus that at the time started off like a bad flu virus. I had a sore throat for a week instead of just a few days as normal. I got steadily worse, experiencing extreme sweating, headaches, a very nasty chesty cough that stayed with me for about 8 weeks. I could not get out my bed to do any Christmas shopping, and at one stage lying in bed one night I really and honestly did not think I was going to see the morning. I had a flu jab in October and in February I had a pneumonia jab. The cough was so dry it made my throat raw and my ribs extremely sore from the continued coughing. I live in South Wales and the only place I had travelled to, prior to contracting this virus, was my daughters in Southampton. My daughter is a doctor and was extremely worried about me at the time, but of course at that time nobody had heard of Covid-19. I would bet my life on it that this virus was about long before the Chinese told the world of it. If anyone wanted to take a blood test from me, they would be welcome. Especially if it was going to benefit other people, and stop them from getting what I had.

  4. My sister was very ill early January after a nephew staying with her was very poorly over Xmas and she was looking after him he couldn’t get out of bed etc. My sister caught what her nephew had but worse. I was the only one allowed into the home at this time and not thinking anything serious was wrong but I lost my taste and smell not long after but once again thought nothing about it. Since then we have learnt more about this and as her son is a paramedic they now say that yes this properly was the virus.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: