DISINFO: Wuhan coronavirus is a biological weapon and the WHO knows it
  • Outlet: es.news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: February 04, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Spanish
  • Reported in: Issue 184
  • Countries / regions discussed: China
coronavirus Biological weapons WHO Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: Wuhan coronavirus is a biological weapon and the WHO knows it


According to one expert, the potentially deadly Wuhan coronavirus is a biological weapon genetically modified for war purposes. Scientists of the Indian Institute of Technology found out that the Wuhan coronavirus has been designed with insertions similar to AIDS, which means that it is not a natural phenomenon, since it is unlikely that a virus got such unique characteristics in such a short span of time. The World Health Organisation is fully aware of what is going on and how.


Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support the claim.

This is part of Russian-led disinformation efforts on the coronavirus. You can see other examples in our database, such as claims that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring it, 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.


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