DISINFO: Covid-19 is a rehearsal for the true apocalyptic weapon
  • Outlet: mundo.sputniknews.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 12, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Spanish
  • Reported in: Issue 189
  • Countries / regions discussed: US
coronavirus Biological weapons Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: Covid-19 is a rehearsal for the true apocalyptic weapon


Covid-19 is a rehearsal to measure the capability of the reaction of health state systems, of how societies react and how far humans can go in highly stressful situations, as well as the intensity of a potential backlash if one army decides to launch a biological attack. We have been prepared for it through the biggest indoctrination machine in the world, the US cultural industry: through films, series and documentaries. Millions of people have been modelled to unconsciously know what to do in the face of an epidemic that kills a big part of humanity. The mortality rate is what decides whether we are seeing a social experiment or the first stage of an armageddon: as with the N-bomb, which was able to kill all humans without destroying critical infrastructure, a coronavirus with a higher lethality rate could be the true apocalyptic weapon.


Conspiracy theory, with no evidence presented to support any of the multiple claims. This is part of Russia’s disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications. EUvsDisinfo database has more than 110 Kremlin-linked disinformation cases on this subject, such as claims that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring the Wuhan coronavirus, that it is a UK, US or NATO creation and Americans have its cure, that it is an artificial disease which specifically targets Chinese DNA, that it was created with economic goals while big pharma companies are spreading panic for their own profits, that it is a biological weapon against Russia and China, that it will wipe out Ukraine’s population in a few days or that it was predicted by Nostradamus and others.


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