NJ mayor thinks he had coronavirus 2 months before 1st confirmed case in US

NJ mayor thinks he had coronavirus 2 months before 1st confirmed case in US

The mayor of Belleville is making a startling yet uncorroborated claim that he contracted the coronavirusin New Jersey in November, two months before the first confirmed U.S. case in Washington State.Mayor Michael Melham said he recently asked his doctor, days after a routine physical, to test his blood for COVID-19antibodies — and got a positive finding on Wednesday.The first case of the coronavirusin the United States was announced January 21. New Jersey’s first coronavirus case wasn’t diagnosed until early March. Melham, though, said he is convinced he was infected four months earlier. He r...

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.