Lithuania wishes to prevent Belarus from receiving international aid from the EU and IMF for coping with the consequences of coronavirus epidemic. Lithuania wishes to get the largest amount of international aid itself.
Two Chinese biologists concluded that the source of the virus (coronavirus) was the scientific laboratories located in Wuhan, 280 metres from the seafood market.
The expert scientific consensus holds that the coronavirus has natural origins; there is no evidence supporting claims of laboratory engineering.
The study that was made by Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao entitled “The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus” as part of the “circumstantial evidence that supports the possibility that a lab release was involved”.
But later on YANZHONG HUANG, a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, who directs the Global Health Governance Roundtable said “the paper was later removed from ResearchGate, a commercial social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers”,..., “Thus far, no scientists have confirmed or refuted the paper’s findings”.
Xiao even told the Wall Street Journal in an email from 26 February that he had withdrawn his paper: “The speculation about the possible origins in the post was based on published papers and media, and was not supported by direct proofs."
After paper received media attention in the West, Chinese authorities and its state media firmly denied that there had been any lab accident.
You can see other examples of this narrative in our database, such as claims that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring the coronavirus, that it is a UK, US or NATO creation and that the Americans have its cure, that it is an artificial disease which specifically targets Chinese DNA, that it was created with economic goals while big pharma companies are spreading panic for their own profit, that it is a biological weapon against Russia and China, that it will wipe out Ukraine’s population in a few days or that it was predicted by Nostradamus and others.