Disinfo: Coronavirus: Western media in cahoots with Big Pharma ignore successful treatment with vitamin C in China

Summary

The Western media ignores the fact that the usage of high dosage of vitamin C saved lives in China.

The mainstream media in cahoots with governments and the medical establishment are suppressing any news regarding the use of a cheap, safe and easy to produce treatment for coronavirus patients. Maybe its because this treatment is being used in Chinese hospitals to save lives.

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As the global death toll soars higher we can only hope that more and more doctors will follow in the footsteps of their Chinese colleagues and have the courage to use a safe and cheap treatment that is totally at odds with the big pharma approach currently followed by the World Health Organisation and most governments. The current approach used by many Western Governments has been slow, clumsy and ill informed putting the interests of big business above saving the lives of ordinary people.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory.

International media have reported extensively on the attempts to treat COVID-19 with high doses of vitamin C. US Newsweek, French Le Monde, German Süddeutsche Zeitung and Belgian Le Soir to mention a few. The reporting also shows that vitamin C by no means can be seen as a "miracle cure" at any stage of the disease. Researchers continue to follow various approaches for treatment of COVID-19, including treatment with vitamin C.

See related examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the coronavirus, alleging that Big Pharma benefits from coronavirus panic; and that it spreads rumors about the coronavirus to further the business interests. 

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  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

This claim exploits the coronavirus pandemic to push a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU's alleged imminent collapse. It also aims to pit EU member states against each other in an attempt to undermine European solidarity - another recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation tactic. There is no evidence to support the doomsday claim that the pandemic is resulting in the death or obsolescence of the EU or any of its member states.

To cushion the blow to people’s livelihoods and the economy, the European Commission has adopted a comprehensive economic response to the outbreak, applied the full flexibility of the EU fiscal rules, has revised its State Aid rules and proposed to set up a €37 billion Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to provide liquidity to small businesses and the health care sector.

Italian media manipulate its readers about COVID-19, not Russian

Italian media manipulate Italian people when talking about COVID-19, but the West accuses Russian media of providing manipulative information.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying that Russian media is involved in spreading disinformation about the coronavirus.

As of 15 April, our database has collected and published over 300 corona-related disinformation cases in the public EUvsDisinfo database since 22 January 2020. These messages are characteristic of the Kremlin’s well-established strategy of using disinformation to amplify divisions, sow distrust and chaos, and exacerbate crisis situations and issues of public concern.

Each country in the EU cares only about its own interests

The [COVID-19] crisis has shown that there is no European solidarity. Each country in the EU cares only about its own interests.

Disproof

Attempt to discredit the EU. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the imminent collapse of the EU.

European Union health ministers agreed on 13 February to boost preparations and organise a coordinated response to prevent COVID-19 from further spreading across Europe. On 10 March, EU institutions and Member States also agreed to ease EU spending rules and mobilise at least €25 billion of EU funds to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus.