Disinfo: Coronavirus is a new biological weapon against the Chinese

Summary

As all the world knows, the United States has inherited all methods of fascist technology for dealing with “human material” from Nazi Germany: torture, biological, climatic, and psychological weapons. And it has long been recognised by the international community that diseases such as HIV/AIDS are born in laboratories. Coronavirus is a new genetic, biological weapon. It is considered to be a weapon only against the Chinese, as China is the main economic competitor of the United States today.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the biological weapons and the Lugar Lab in Georgia. It also uses allegations of Nazism, which is a common trope in pro-Kremlin disinformation. The coronavirus (2019-nCoV) comes from a family of viruses originating in animals 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. Coronavirus is confirmed in 110 countries, including the US. It is also a conspiracy theory that HIV was created in a laboratory - this story is in line with one of the most famous cases of anti-American disinformation planted by the Soviet Union, Operation Infektion, which alleged that HIV was created and weaponised by the CIA. Read about the origins of HIV here. There are numerous similar cases about the coronavirus pushed by pro-Kremlin media, for example 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 the virus is a Western tool to attack the Chinese economy, and that it is a US provocation against China.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 187
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/02/2020
  • Outlet language(s)
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Lugar Laboratory, laboratory, Biological weapons, Conspiracy theory, Nazi/Fascist
see more

Crimea always has been Russian

The Russian Special Forces imposed control of government institutions in Crimea on 27 February 2014, and Crimea returned to the motherland Russia, according to a referendum held on March 16, 2014.

Crimea has been administratively attached to the Soviet Republic of Ukraine since the early 1950s. In March 2014, Crimea regained its historical Russian identity at the will of its inhabitants.

Disproof

While it is true that Russian Forces imposed their control on government institutions in Crimea by force, the latter narrative is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the annexation of Crimea claiming that Crimean citizens chose to rejoin Russia through a legal referendum and that Crimea has never belonged to Ukraine.

The transfer of Crimea and Sevastopol to Ukraine was first officially agreed on 25 January 1954 at a meeting of the Presidium of the CPSU Central Committee. The members of the Presidium, voting for the transfer of Crimea to Ukraine, took into account objective reasons: “the commonality of the economy, territorial proximity and close economic and cultural ties between the Crimean region and the Ukrainian SSR.”

The granting of autocephaly to Ukraine was an unlawful 'démarche' by Patriarch Bartholomew

The hierarchs (at a meeting in Amman) responded to the démarche of Patriarch Bartholomew, his granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This flagrant violation of canons and church law laid the foundation for a conflict dangerous for the Orthodox world.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about autocephaly and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets frequently attack the establishment of an autocephalous Ukrainian church.

Autocephaly was granted to the Ukrainian church by the Constantinople patriarchy. The final decision was made in January 2019, when all members of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate signed off the Tomos of autocephaly. The signing of the Tomos happened after months of careful preparations and considerations by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Holy Synod. In October 2018, the Holy Synod decided to revoke the letter of 1686 by which it gave the right to the Moscow patriarchy "to consecrate the ecclesiastical subordinates of Constantinople in Kyiv Metropolitanate, interpreted by the Russian Church as its transfer to Moscow."

Coronavirus an Anglo-Saxon biological warning: originates in US labs; targets opponents of the US

The Coronavirus must have originated from American peripheral laboratories from within China or from surrounding countries.

The virus is carefully chosen, reaching countries that are the opponents of the United States of America, such as China and Iran, and some countries of the European Union such as Italy, which has tendencies towards Russia.

Suspiciously, just 3 months after the virus was discovered in December, the United States announced reaching a vaccine for the Coronavirus. This period is unreasonable, so it can be said that they most likely had a vaccine prior to the outbreak.

Stock markets around the world were all affected, except American markets.

There is information that the Israeli authorities have built a biological weapon that targets only the Palestinians.

In Madagascar, there was a pneumonic plague spread, which killed only locals but didn’t affect European tourists nor the yellow race.

The Anglo-Saxon countries provided a biological warning to all non-English speaking countries: “Either you live according to our laws , or you will not live on this planet. Either we kill you quickly or we kill you slowly.”

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 other 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 2804 deaths by 27 February 2020.