You mean China lied and that the virus was around long before December 2019? YOU DON’T SAY:

This study does really bust the entire timeline:

In summary, Milan’s Cancer Institute went back and found Covid-19 antibodies in samples as far back as October 2019, which would mean the patients were infected in September 2019:

As for Italy today, the country is “breaking records set during the peak of the first wave in the spring”: