Disinfo: A new Chinese coronavirus was likely elaborated in NATO biolabs

Summary

A new coronavirus coincides with a number of significant events in the world, including the WEF’s Davos Forum in Switzerland. It must not be a coincidence, just as it was with H1N1 virus and others. This is all business aimed at the creation of specific political and economic situation. There are many American and NATO biological laboratories around China. They study human saliva, the genome of humans representing specific race. Japanese media write that the new virus infects only Chinese.

Global fights are not ethical, everything can be used. Back into 1950-1960s, China released posters saying: “Everyone to struggle with American bacteriological aggression!”, this is coming back. Soon the new coronavirus will be linked to ecology… They will say that the presence of European specialists at Chinese industrial enterprises is needed in order for the Chinese goods to be exported to the US and Europe.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory aimed to cast a shadow at the US / NATO as likely purposeful creators of the new virus pursuing political and economic aims. So far nothing suggests that this was the case. Coronaviruses are well known to science. They are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses, rarely evolving and spreading from animals to humans.

In a new study in the Journal of Medical Virology, researchers sequenced the genes of 2019-nCoV (as the new coronavirus is now called) and suggested that 2019-nCoV likely originated in snakes. Hence the likeliest version so far is that the virus began to spread from Wuhan's local seafood and animal market.

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  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Virus / bacteria threat, European Union, Conspiracy theory, NATO
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