Disinfo: Baba Vanga predicted a Russian cure against coronavirus

Summary

Activists have found a prophesy of the [Bulgarian sooth-sayer] Vanga, where she talks about an illness, coming from China. Now they have found also a prediction about a medicine against this ailment. According to Vanga, it will be made out of Siberian cedar tree.

The activists that have disclosed this prophesy are convinced that Vanga referred to COVID-19 and that Russian scientists will create a cure against it.

Disproof

This is part of pro-Kremlin media, spreading systematic disinformation and confusion about the coronavirus. See a similar case about a "prediction" made by Nostradamus here. Global epidemics have spread occasionally in all of human history, with or without the "predictions" of soothsayers.

The spread of suggestions of "miracle cures" might affect the trust in the health care system; people affected by the virus might be referred to medical professionals too late, with potentially tragical outcome.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Bulgaria, Russia
  • Keywords: coronavirus

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“One day this world will end, but not anytime soon. Don’t be afraid! Live in harmony and help each other. To live in fear is not living at all!” 

She also reminded that Man cannot change what has been planned “in heaven”, and suggested that all should pray to god:

“Humankind will be saved when all people turn to God in prayer. When all people become better, when they start help each other and stop competing and profiting on each other”

Earlier it became known that Vanga predicted the invention of a cure against the coronavirus in Russia. Russian doctors will, according to her prophesy, produce a cure out of cedar wood.

Disproof

This is part of pro-Kremlin media, spreading systematic disinformation and confusion about the coronavirus. See a similar case about a "prediction" made by Nostradamus here. Global epidemics have spread occasionally in all of human history, with or without the "predictions" of soothsayers.