Disinfo: AstraZeneca kills


AstraZeneca kills: a European country refused it.


Disinformation that advances pro-Kremlin propaganda against the COVID-19 vaccines produced in the USA and Europe. The claim appeared in the title wrongly creating an impression that AstraZeneca Vaccine is designed to cause deaths.

It is true that in Austria a 49-year old woman died as a result of multiple thromboses and a 35-year-old was also hospitalised for a pulmonary embolism after receiving a vaccine from the same batch. However, the Federal Office for Safety in Health Care of Austria said that there is no evidence of a causal relationship with vaccination.

Austria did not refuse to use the vaccine, but only a certain batch of the vaccine will not be used. European Medicine Agency also said that there is no proof that AstraZeneca vaccine caused death.

A number of EU Member States' Health authorities are currently reviewing the medial cases where side effects have occurred while they have suspended the use of that vaccine or batch. No EU Member States has decided to cancelled the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

On 18 March 2021, EMA confirmed that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine still outweigh the risks despite the possible link to rare blood clots with low blood platelets.

See more disinformation regarding the vaccine such as claims that the globalists use the pandemic and Pfizer vaccine to reduce the world's population or that there is no evidence Russia waged a disinformation campaign targeting Western coronavirus vaccines.


  • Reported in: Issue 236
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Azerbaijani
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Austria, EU
  • Keywords: coronavirus, vaccination, health
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Disinfo: There was a putsch in Ukraine and today the country is a totalitarian state

The putsch in Ukraine celebrated its seventh birthday on February 26. Seven years ago, the coverage of the events on the Maidan in Kyiv was euphoric, and the narrative disseminated by the media was hard to beat for simplicity: The people of Ukraine longed for democracy and Western values, and therefore desired a connection to the EU, which represented and guaranteed precisely these values.[...]

This revolution was called the "Revolution of Dignity" and represents the awakening of Ukrainian society to a better, Western world. For this purpose, the direct interference of Western states in the internal affairs of Ukraine was a legitimate means, after all, it was about promoting democracy and freedom - it was about supporting the legitimate aspirations of the vast majority of people in Ukraine. It was a good project.

In the meantime, the German media has become quite quiet about Ukraine. This is due to the fact that Ukraine is further away from Western values, democracy, the rule of law and freedom than ever before. On the contrary, Ukraine is tipping over into totalitarianism and is destroying everything in the country that could be summarised under the title "European values".


Yes, it is becoming increasingly clear that Ukraine is a totalitarian state. And it could only become so with the vigorous help of Western states.


There was no coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests.

Despite a challenging geopolitical security setting, with the ongoing Russian-aggression in the east of the Ukrainian state, there is no proof that Ukraine is tipping towards totalitarism. The democracy watch-dog Freedom House rates Ukraine status as "partly free", giving it a score of 62 out of 100 possible points. Russia, for comparison, ranks only 20 out of 100 and is rated as "not free", Ukraine's northern neighbour Belarus ranks 19 out of 100.

Disinfo: The Navalny case was a staged poisoning

RT is said to be talking about "suspected poisoning," which emerges from another email. This one is from February. Well, RT took its time with that one. The alleged statement had come at a time when there was no longer any doubt about Navalny's poisoning. It is a journalistic problem for Der Spiegel that announcements of the government and leaked claims of the BND are enough to have no doubts after so many proven war lies and false-flags. From what is publicly known about the [Navalny] case, I would speak of a staged poisoning.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny as staged.

The RT German commentary casts doubt on Navalny's poisoning and speaks of a staging of the poisoning - a claim without any proof.

Disinfo: The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the process of militarisation of Italian society

A year of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the process of the militarisation of Italy’s society, economy and its response to the pandemic. A global strategy is being implemented to strengthen authoritarian governance and the armed forces have become a cultural model to govern the transition from the pandemic crisis to “normalcy”

The Recovery Fund itself will be used as a resource-tool to legitimise the excessive power of the national and international military-industrial-financial complex. Military exercises, such as the NATO Dynamic Manta naval exercise, can also serve to convey false images of the military’s “efficiency” to justify the suffocating presence of the military in almost all public spheres.


This is a recurring disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic and one of the common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about a Deep State or global elites secretly ruling the world, that are exploiting the pandemic to establish authoritarian regimes in Western countries and around the world.

This article claims that there is a “global strategy” to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic in order to strengthen authoritarianism in the West, including Italy, which is allegedly being “militarised” in the interest of the global “military-industrial-financial complex”.