Disinfo: Baba Vanga predicted the coronavirus

Summary

Baba Vanga have predicted the coronavirus. The well-known blind Bulgarian clairvoyant Baba Vanga predicted the spread of the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus back in the 1970s. She believed that the disease would spread from Africa, not from China.

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. In response to the outbreak of the corona virus the Chinese authorities have placed more than a dozen cities under quarantine. The World Health Organisation is working with Chinese authorities and global experts to learn more about the virus. The virus "2019-nCoV” comes from a family of viruses that include the common cold, and viruses such as SARS and MERS.

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  • Reported in: Issue 182
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: China
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, portraying the White Helmets as a Western-backed terrorist proxy and, implicitly, denying the responsibility of the Assad regime for chemical attacks perpetrated during the Syrian civil war.

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Behind this stand the giant pharmaceutical companies, attempting to forward their business interests.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory. Pro-Kremlin media recurrently attempt to feed into narratives on the pharmaceutical industry, suggesting evil play behind vaccines, pharmaceutical research facilities etc.

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative distorting the events of the Second World War.

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