Disinfo: Coronavirus was created in the USA, at Fort Detrick

Summary

The only possible origin of the coronavirus is the United States because only this country has all the branches of the evolutionary tree of coronaviruses. The original source of the COVID-19 virus was the US military laboratory at Fort Detrick.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory, presented with no evidence to support the claim that the coronavirus was created in the USA. This is part of the Kremlin's ongoing coronavirus disinformation campaign. Read a similar case claiming that the US is behind the coronavirus.

Experts at the World Health Organisation have concluded the disease first appeared in the Chinese province of Hubei.

As of 23 March, the virus has infected 332,935 people and killed 14,510 around the world.

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  • Reported in: Issue 189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus
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Coronavirus: Western leaders sold their people for profit

Western powers are creating panic around the coronavirus. There can be only 3 true causes of the “pandemic” of the coronavirus, which, is probably created by the US:

  1. the global economy needs to be cleaned of the “bad blood”, so this will help to avoid a future crisis;
  2. on the contrary, try to lead the crisis in order to cash in on it and weaken its competitors;
  3. to use psychosis and oil market problems in order to mask the bankruptcy of one’s own policy.

The West is creating a “smoke screen” for the unprecedented pumping of money under the pretext of a force majeure to save the Western economy.

Disproof

An unfounded pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about the coronavirus, blaming the West and accusing the US of creating it.

COVID-19 is not a biological weapon and there is no proof that it would have been artificially created. This coronavirus 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 across the world, with cases being reported in 150 countries, territories and areas by 16th of March 2020.

The Hague court did not recognise the sovereignty of Ukraine over Crimea

On the sixth anniversary of the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the Permanent Court of Arbitration refused to recognise Ukraine’s sovereignty over Crimea. The decision of the arbitration says: “As a result, the arbitration cannot decide on any demand of Ukraine, which is based on the assertion that Ukraine has sovereignty over Crimea.”

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Part of the recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that Crimea is Russian territory.

Ukraine filed a lawsuit against Russia on 16 September 2016, concerning the Kremlin's violations of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in the Kerch Strait and the Sea of ​​Azov. The Kremlin appealed that the Permanent Court of Arbitration does not have jurisdiction to consider this case, but the court rejected Russia's objections on 21 February 2020 and determined it would hear Ukraine's claims. Ukraine insists in its lawsuit that since 2014, Russia has hindered Ukraine from using natural resources from its own marine areas: including fish resources and huge oil and gas reserves. Also, that Russia impedes free navigation through the Kerch Strait. 

The US power elite is using the coronavirus as a biological weapon in order to reduce the world’s population

The coronavirus is a US biological weapon. Both the beneficiaries of biological weapons (financial speculators) and the managers of such weapons are in the US. The US elite possesses a complete arsenal of biological weapons. The use of these weapons is an aspect of US hybrid warfare against economic sectors that the Americans do not control.

The US elite itself is safe from this virus. At the same time, it is armed not only with information technology, but also with biological weapons and with an enormous arsenal to manipulate International financial markets. Primitive Malthusian ideas prevail among the US élite: the idea that the planet cannot survive with such a high population is constantly repeated. People of the “yellow race” are victims of the virus (China, Japan, Korea). In Europe, the victims are mostly the elderly, that is, people with reduced immunity, who are traditionally viewed as “dead weight” by the US elites’ money-dominated ideology.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is presented to support the article’s claims.

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the 2019-nCoV  2019-nCoV coronavirus, that claims the virus was created by the US as a biological weapon, as well as recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the secret elites, “globalist elites” and “shadow governments” that manipulate global politics, economics and finance, robbing nations of their sovereignty and identity, crushing economies and threatening traditional values.