Disinfo: Coronavirus chooses difficult countries

Summary

Coronovirus exhibits strange behaviour, choosing difficult countries. For example, China, Iran. But why Italy? In Italy there is the Pope in Rome, and a sneeze from him causes panic. The task of the spread of the virus is to slow down the growth rate of the world economy and freeze the world economy. Freezing the world economy through China is more effective.

Disproof

Conspiracy theories about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. There is no evidence that suggests that the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is used as a weapon against certain states. It comes from a family of viruses that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading with new cases being reported in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe, North America and the Middle East, causing 4000 deaths by 10 March 2020.Coronavirus is detected in more than 110 countries all over the world. Fear over Coronavirus has affected not only Chinese but also global stock markets. 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, or that Coronavirus is a tool to weaken Chinese economy, Coronavirus is an attempt by the Anglo-Saxons to control China.

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  • Reported in: Issue 187
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/03/2020
  • Outlet language(s)
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China, Iran, Italy
  • Keywords: coronavirus, economy, Biological weapons, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

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Disproof

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