Image: Steve and Janet Wozniak surprise biomedical scientists working on COVID-19 during a Zoom call in April
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- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has reiterated claims he was ill with COVID-19 in January but that the CDC ignored his case.
Apple's co-founder Steve 'The Woz' Wozniak has reiterated claims he and his wife Janet were infected with COVID-19 in December, before returning to the U.S. in January, only to be ignored by the CDC.
The report says Wozniak and his wife Janet were "incredibly sick", coughing up blood alongside other symptoms for around 3 weeks. According to Wozniak, lots of people on his flight from Hong Kong to the U.S. was full of people coughing on the plane.
Wozniak reportedly took his data to the CDC, who says that they weren't at all interested:
Wozniak says his case shows the CDC was wrong about the first COVID-19 case in Seattle coming in mid-January, reiterating suggestions the disease may have first entered the U.S. in December. Wozniak tweeted as early as March to suggest he and Janet may have been "patient zero" in the US.
Checking out Janet’s bad cough. Started Jan. 4. We had just returned from China and may have both been patient zero in U.S. (@ West Coast Sports Institute in Santa Clara, CA) https://t.co/MRNHqithEUChecking out Janet’s bad cough. Started Jan. 4. We had just returned from China and may have both been patient zero in U.S. (@ West Coast Sports Institute in Santa Clara, CA) https://t.co/MRNHqithEU— Steve Wozniak (@stevewoz) March 2, 2020March 2, 2020
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