Disinfo: Coronavirus was spread around the world from the US biological laboratories

Summary

The coronavirus was spread from the worldwide US biological laboratories.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Conspiracy about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about biological weapons and that the hat the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus is man-made.

COVID-19 is not a biological weapon. It 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. The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 300,000 globally with over 14,000 deaths by 23 March 2020. Cases have been reported in 190 countries, territories and areas.

Many other claims have been pushed by pro-Kremlin media since the outbreak started in January, for example, that governments overestimate the threat, that it was born in a laboratory to infect Chinese, that it is an element of hybrid warfare and that the remedy has been developed in Ukraine.

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  • Reported in: Issue 189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, laboratory
  • Outlet: NewsFront Deutsch
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The coronavirus came from the US biological laboratories to kill a large number of people

The coronavirus is a new development from the biological laboratories of the Pentagon. Since 2017 it has been known that the Pentagon operates biolabs around the world, located on the borders of Russia, China and Iran.

Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that the USA has released the virus on its main enemy China in order to test its deadly virus on humans or even simply to kill a large number of people. In recent years, the USA has established itself as the number one mass murderer, establishing entire terrorist militias such as Al-Qaeda or IS across borders, only to rush to the rescue as the world’s police force as the saviour from terrorism.

In view of these connections, such a presumption to spread deadly viruses in China and around the world is not far-fetched.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given, based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about biological weapons and that the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus is man-made, in this case, made by the US, the Pentagon.

COVID-19 is not a biological weapon. It 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. The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 300,000 globally with over 14,000 deaths by 23 March 2020. Cases have been reported in 190 countries, territories and areas.

The EU is a warring party in the war in Ukraine

The misguided Western policy of eastern expansionism ended in 2013 in Ukraine with a disaster. Russia and the EU suddenly found themselves facing each other as warring parties in Ukraine.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine.

In fact, it was Russia that instigated the military conflict in Ukraine, not the European Union or the Eastern Partnership (EaP). The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that "the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation". This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February 2014 when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian government. The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation".  Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine in 2015.

During the Polish-Soviet War, the Poles were driven by Russophobia and anti-Semitism

As soon as Poland gained independence, its dreams about the regain of the Eastern territories of Rzeczpospolita had immediately revived. The main arguments in this propaganda were the Polish nationalism, Russophobia and anti-Semitism.

Present-day Poland loves to remember its credits for the fight with “Bolshevism”. In reality, the Poles in the Polish-Soviet War were driven by other things – the most important was to take the lands from the Russians, regardless of their banners.

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This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it accuses Poland of “falsification and re-writing” of its history. According to this policy, the Russian official historiography is the only “true” way of interpretation of historical events for the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

It is a clear historical manipulation to describe the actions of the Poles during the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920 as a “desire to take lands from the Russians” – in this war, the Poles defended the independence of their state from the Bolshevik invasion.