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French Doctors Find COVID-19 Case From December — A Month Before 1st Known Case There

"This is important because to fight a virus, you need to know its life cycle," says Dr. Yves Cohen. "This case will allow us to better understand the evolution of the virus on French soil."

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Laurel Wamsley is a reporter for NPR's News Desk. She reports breaking news for NPR's digital coverage, newscasts, and news magazines, as well as occasional features. She was also the lead reporter for NPR's coverage of the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.