Disinfo: Coronavirus is psychological warfare against enemies like China and Iran


The coronavirus may be a tool in the silent competition of the big powers. After the Vietnam war, warmongering Western elites learnt that very often that the answer is not conventional war, much less when you’re trying to hit strategic enemies like China or Iran, who have capabilities for a nuclear response or high resistance. In this case, you take a different route. An interesting fact is that coronavirus is not a pandemic aiming to kill a lot of people, but to achieve other effects such as social and economic re-engineering, without dropping a single bomb. When the mortality rate is inversely proportional to the panic caused, it is legitimate to think that we are dealing not with a biological weapon but with a sophisticated tool at the service of psychological warfare. The final project is the destruction of nation states.


Conspiracy theory, with zero evidence presented to support any of the multiple claims. This is part of Russia’s disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments, whose elements were widely reported by Russian and international publications.

The EUvsDisinfo database has more than 110 Kremlin-linked disinformation cases on this subject, such as claims that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring the coronavirus, that it is a UKUS or NATO creation and 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 profits, 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.


  • Reported in: Issue 189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: Iran, China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, New World Order


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America should reveal its role in producing coronavirus

Washington should reveal its role in producing and spreading the coronavirus.


Conspiracy theory about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. There is no evidence that suggests that the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is an American product.

The virus was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading with new cases being reported in almost every country around the world, including the United States, causing 191127 confirmed cases and 7807 deaths spread in 177 countries/territories/areas up until 18 March 2020.

Coronavirus: US biological warfare against Iran and China

There are many indications that US, after targeting China, now is carrying out biological warfare against Iran. The most important of these indications is that the type of Coronavirus circulating in Iran is different from the Chinese one.

The Coronavirus that appeared in China only infected Chinese genes and, while Iran’s coronavirus worked on the Iranian genes. For example, the Indian genes were not affected by the coronavirus found in China and Iran. Those who caught the virus in European countries have genes similar to the Iranians and the Chinese.

The cause of the virus is the presence of an American military delegation involved in the military games, which were held in Wuhan.


Conspiracy theory about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

The claim about the presence of two separate types of Covid-19 comes from an Iranian narrative which was broadcast prior to the 9th of March, most notably by Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki who said that "there is a variation between the Coronavirus spreading in Iran and the one spreading in Wuhan, China".

Coronavirus is a biological weapon

Coronavirus is a biological weapon and is distributed in the world primarily through artificial means. And then, through people infected with it, it is transmitted to others. If coronavirus is the result of the fact that in China “they eat something wrong,” it turns out that they eat wrong also in Italy.


Recurring disinformation narrative about coronavirus as a biological weapon, also in line with narrative claiming that Americans have secret biological laboratories in many countries. A similar case, claiming that COVID-19 is a part of the hybrid war against China, can be found here.

No evidence is given. According to the World Health Organisation, coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Researches done so far show that it is a virus named ”zoonotic”, meaning it is transmitted between animals and people. Read more about coronavirus find here.