Disinfo: COVID-19 epidemic is fake, it is manufactured by media

Summary

We do not have a coronavirus epidemic. It does not exist anywhere in the world. This is a fake produced by WHO the fourth time in the last 20 years. The first fake epidemic was with SARS, which was also caused by the coronavirus. The second fake pandemic was bird flu. The third fake pandemic was swine flu. Now we are dealing with the fourth fake pandemic, which has no justification from a medical point of view. This is a media epidemic.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about the COVID-19 outbreak. It also aims to discredit actions taken by the WHO and individual countries to stop the spread of the new disease. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 11 March, acknowledging that the virus had become a global phenomenon. Before that date, the situation was being described as an epidemic, illustrating that the virus had already spread to many people, and many communities, at the same time. As of 14 April, the total number of COVID-19 cases had passed 1.7 million. COVID-19 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 over 190 countries, territories and areas. The number of COVID-19 global deaths has now passed 90,000. See similar disinformation narrative alleging that the COVID-19 crisis is manufactured by media.

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  • Reported in: Issue 192
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/04/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Ukrainian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, Ukraine
  • Keywords: coronavirus, health, WHO
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Anglo-Saxon owners behind La Stampa's attack on Russian doctors

There is a rather simple answer to why La Stampa decided to engage in dirty accusations against the Russian medics in Italy. The paper is long owned by Fiat, but today, a hundred percent of La Stampa stock belongs to the American auto-corporation Chrysler. The chairman of the board of Fiat is New York resident John Elkann and the CEO is Michael Manley from the county Kent in England. Anglo-American capital squeezed out all Italians already in 2014, taking control over La Stampa. Behind the Italian newspaper’s provocative attacks on Russian doctors stand its Anglo-Saxon owners.

Disproof

A false statement on the ownership structure of La Stampa. La Stampa is owned by the Italian holding GEDI group; a public company, registered on the Milan Stock Exchange. The Agnelli-family, founders of the FIAT automotive corporation and minority shareholders in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has large share in GEDI. The editorial independence of La Stampa is guaranteed in the paper's charter.

US brought ISIS when Al Qaeda went outside the script

[The United States] created ISIS as an alternative to the old Al Qaeda after draining it and taking back the role assigned to it, and dismissing it from service when the later veered the script. There isn’t a single time that America interfered in a country without tampering with it, tearing it apart, and provoking wars and strife.

Disproof

No evidence is given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the US is supporting or working together with ISIS in the Middle East. This message is part of a broader conspiracy theory alleging that the United States has created and supported many jihadi terrorist organisations and controls global terrorism. In reality, the US is committed to fighting terrorist organisations, such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda. Ever since the September 11th terrorist attacks, the US and its allies have been engaged in an military and intelligence efforts to counter Al Qaeda, ISIS and other radical Islamist terrorist groups around the world. Read here similar cases claiming that ISIS has been supported by US, British, French and Israeli intelligence services in order to demolish Syria and that Al Baghdadi was an American product.

This Canadian report indicts the US with spreading Coronavirus

The United States may inadvertently stand behind the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

A report published by Canada’s GlobalResearch.ca made clear that last summer, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention ordered the closure of a major military biological laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland, in anticipation of possible leaks.

Five of the Americans participating in the Military World Games competitions hosted by Wuhan last October were infected with an undefined infection.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. There is no evidence to suggest that thevirus is being used as a weapon against other states or that is has been fabricated inside laboratories. The narratives also resemble a recurring conspiracy theory about the Lugar Lab in Georgia.

The coronavirus comes from a family of viruses originating in animals that include the common cold and viruses such as SARS and MERS. The expert scientific consensus holds that the coronavirus has natural origins; there is no credible evidence supporting claims of laboratory engineering.