Disinfo: Covid-19 is a French-made virus transferred by the Americans

Summary

China has been exposed to the Coronavirus epidemic in the Chinese city of Wuhan since the fall of 2019, specifically after the Military Olympics in that city.

Chinese leaders consider that the epidemic was introduced to China by the American military delegation participating in these games.

What caused the Chinese suspicions was the allegation of the CDC chief Robert Redfield, that a number of infections were discovered in the United States before it spread in China.

But there is another story that says that the virus is French-made (made in 2003 with its disease) and was transferred to a Chinese-French joint laboratory that opened in 2017 in the city of Wuhan. Bats were experimented on, but one of the bats escaped from the laboratory and the epidemic occurred.

However, regardless of the accounts and their accuracy, it became clear that the greatest possibility is that the virus is man-made and not caused by nature, and therefore it open questions about the bacterial experiments in laboratories and their feasibility and the possibility of turning them into a weapon of mass destruction.

The US administration’s decision to punish anyone who contributes and provides aid to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has been severely affected by the coronavirus epidemic, is the best proof of the administration’s component and lack of humanity.

Disproof

Conspiracy theories about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, there is no evidence that suggests that the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is used as a weapon against other states.

The virus was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading with new cases being reported in the in almost every country around the world, including the United States and France, causing 234073 confirmed cases and 9840 deaths spread in 177 countries/territories/areas up until 20 March 2020.

Furthermore, a group of 27 prominent public health scientists, "strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin", and they “overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife,” just like many other viruses that have recently emerged in humans. 

On the 11th of March, the head of the CDC Robert Redfield told the US House Oversight Committee that some deaths from coronavirus have been discovered posthumously [...]after some flu patients may have been misdiagnosed. He did not claim that infections in the US were discovered before they spread in China. 

The disinformation claims were made in relation to a certificate that dates back to 2004 and which certifies a discovery of a genetic code of a different virus named “SARS-CoV”. Although the virus also belongs to the Coronavirus family, it is not the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. Read more about the AFP debunking of these claims here

The US Treasury announced on the 27th of February that it was lifting some terrorism-related sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran, which re-opens a channel for humanitarian trade that had been closed since September 2019. The medicines are being sent to Iran through businesses in Switzerland, whose government has acted as a conduit between Washington and Tehran. 

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  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic, English
  • Country: Iran, China, Russia, US, France
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Virus / bacteria threat
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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.

Disproof

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.

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact saved humanity from the global domination of Nazism

The Non-Aggression Pact between the USSR and the Third Reich became a key factor in the defeat of Hitler. Without this situational agreement, the USSR would have been rapidly destroyed, what would predetermine the global domination of Nazism. The USSR saved humanity – the deciding impact of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was acknowledged even by the Nazi leaders at the Nuremberg Tribunal. The signing of Pact with the USSR was the biggest calculation mistake of Hitler – it had pre-determined the defeat of the Third Reich in advance.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to erode the disastrous historical role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact through statements that the USSR was forced to sign this pact; other European countries signed various international agreements with Adolf Hitler and the Munich Agreement triggered WWII.
The signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a mutual decision of two totalitarian regimes (Nazi Germany and the Stalinist USSR) aimed at the division of Eastern and Central Europe between these two powers. It is a fact that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained the Secret Supplementary Protocol, which assumed the division of Poland and other Eastern European countries between the USSR and Germany.

Read similar examples of the Russian historical revisionism concerning this issue such as the Signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact thwarted the UK’s expansionist plans in EuropeThe Molotov-Ribbentrop pact did not violate the rights of the Polish stateThe shift of all blame for WWII outbreak at the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact the best example of manipulation of history.

Coronavirus can be cured with saline in 4 days

A new method is proposed for the prevention of coronavirus infection; the virus can be killed in 4 days. In the first few days, even before the infection takes root in your respiratory system, you can fight the disease using saline.

Disproof

There is no evidence to support this statement. At the moment, there is no cure against this strain of coronavirus. 

The World Health Organisation emphasises that "there is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus ... regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections."