Disinfo: COVID-19, a flu-like virus, pandemic is aimed at reducing the world population

Summary

Today we are witnessing the story of an unbelievable and unprecedented genocide in the 21st century, which in the history of mankind, no bloodthirsty dictator and tyrant would have ever thought of shutting down the whole world because of some flu-like virus. Under the pretext of caring for the health of the people, they carried out the actual genocide of the same people, as if they had a heart!

The ultimate goal of the planners of all this is most likely the reduction of the population and the creation of a completely new reality in the world, the establishment of new rules and norms.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory and recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative that COVID-19 is a normal flu. It also aims to discredit actions taken by the WHO and individual countries to stop the spread of the new disease, describing their measures as fascistic and totalitarian.

It is not true that COVID-19 is a flu-like virus or that the pandemic seeks to reduce the population and establish new rules. The novel coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, belongs to a family of viruses originating in animals that include others such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the city of Wuhan in central China in late 2019 and has been rapidly spreading across the world ever since. As of 16 November 2020, there have been 54,075,995 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1,313,919 deaths, reported to WHO.

However, the death rate aside, the major concern with the COVID-19 pandemic is its potential to overwhelm national healthcare systems, resulting in even more deaths because patients cannot receive treatment as hospitals exceed capacity. Thus, flattening the curve and limiting the spread of the virus - which is highly transmittable - is recommended as an essential precautionary measure by international health authorities, including the WHO.

Pro-Kremlin media have spread a variety of false claims to push this message, for example that COVID-19 is a fake epidemic manufactured by the media, that COVID-19 is fake and a political move to install hegemony, that the virus is safe, that the coronavirus pandemic is exaggerated in order to establish fascist hygiene dictatorships, that COVID-19 is an ordinary flu epidemic and that media and politicians are fuelling hysteria, that governments are exaggerating the death toll of the coronavirus, and that ruling élites are spreading coronavirus panic in order to gain unlimited powers and to actively interfere in the economy.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: coronavirus

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