Disinfo: Coronavirus: a global scam designed by the WHO

Summary

Coronavirus was a scam to fool the whole world, a worldwide scam.

The WHO has already deceived the world several times, spreading pandemic alarms that have proved unfounded, but in the meantime, states have bought vaccines produced by the drug industries, vaccines that were then left unused.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence provided to support any of the claims. This is part of the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign about the coronavirus and attempts to push false health information, in this case promoting anti-vaccine messaging, which is also a recurring element of pro-Kremlin disinformation, which aims at sowing distrust in the european authorities and the health-care system.

Read a similar case claiming that coronavirus is the greatest fraud in history.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 212
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Keywords: coronavirus, vaccination, WHO, Conspiracy theory

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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The Navalny case is only an excuse for Germany to abandon Nord Stream 2

The strong pressure that the United States continues to exert against Germany may lead the Germans to abandon the completion of the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.

Although Berlin is resisting, its ability to resist is not equivalent to that of American pressure. Moreover, some European Union countries have openly sided with the United States.

Germany could have responded effectively to the increased sanctions war if it had been truly supported by the rest of Europe, but this did not happen, because in other countries they were very afraid that the Germans would gain strength after controlling the distribution of Russian gas. As a result, Berlin cannot resist the American assault. Nevertheless, it is important for Germany to save face [appear as if it withdrew from the case because of Navalny and not US pressure], and the Navalny scandal helps solve this problem.

Disproof

This is a pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory aimed at linking the case of Alexei Navalny with the Nord Stream 2 project to divert attention from Russia's responsibility for the incident. Such a claim was neither counterbalanced nor critically challenged in the article.

There is no ground for connecting the Navalny case with the construction of Nord Stream 2.

Allegations of Navalny’s poisoning are a concerted Western effort against Russia

What we are seeing regarding the allegations surrounding Navalny is a part and parcel of an ongoing, concerted, and vicious campaign against Russia, because Russia is a superpower and that’s what the Americans and the British loathe.

Disproof

The claim advances recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the poisoning of activist Alexei Navalny, and  Western Russophobia.

There are no grounds for connecting either the US or the UK to Navalny's poisoning. The activist fell ill on a 20 August flight from Siberia to Moscow. Initially hospitalized in Omsk, he was transferred to the Charité hospital in Berlin at the request of his family.

Russiagate is a Deep State-backed conspiracy theory

The so-called “Russian meddling” in the 2016 US presidential election, better known as Russiagate, is a debunked Deep State-backed conspiracy theory which was pushed by the mainstream media in an attempt to delegitimise the election.

Disproof

The claim advances a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and alleging that US/Western democratic procedures are overridden by a secret anti-Trump bureaucracy.

The fact of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential poll was initially established by the US intelligence community in January 2017 and further confirmed upon the publication of the Special Counsel Investigation report in March 2019. In the course of the two-year probe, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller  "issued more than 2,800 subpoeanas; [...] executed nearly 500 search-and-seizure warrants; [...] obtained more than 230 orders for communications records; [...] and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses, including almost 80 before a grand jury" (Mueller report, p. 13), and concluded that Moscow had "interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion" (p. 1). See here for a summary of the report's findings.