Disinfo: COVID-19 pandemic between bioterrorism and crimes against humanity

Summary

The new type of coronavirus, Sars-Cov-2, was manufactured in the Wuhan laboratory. Covid-19 has no natural origin and is made by professionals.

Disproof

 This a conspiracy theory about the emergence of coronavirus in the world.

Currently, scientists have not discovered the origin of this virus. The source of the new strain of coronavirus is still unknown, however, all available evidence suggests that this type of virus has a natural animal origin and is not a constructed virus. It has not been developed in any of the world's laboratories.

There is no evidence to suggest that the virus is being used as a weapon against other states or that it was fabricated inside laboratories.

This Coronavirus comes from a family of viruses that include the common cold and viruses such as SARS and MERS.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 203
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: China
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Biological weapons

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Disproof

The disinformation narrative distorts the message by former US security advisor to President Obama Susan Rice, which sounds as following: “I’m not reading the intelligence today, or these days — but based on my experience, this is right out of the Russian playbook. But we cannot allow the extremists, the foreign actors, to distract from the real problems we have in this country that are longstanding, centuries-old, and need to be addressed responsibly.”

In other words, Susan Rice urges the US to solve their own "centuries-old" problems, which may be amplified by foreign interference. She also admits that she has no exact knowledge on it since she does not read intelligence reports.

Kyiv hid the primary data of the MH17 crash from the investigation

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the MH17 crash.

There is no evidence that Kyiv hid the primary data about the crash of the Malaysian Boeing from the investigation. Dutch prosecutor Thijs Berger did not say that Kyiv was hiding evidence. According to him, the investigation was not able to obtain data because one of the radars was in the territory beyond the control of Kyiv and was turned off, and the second radar under the village of Artemivsk was damaged during the fighting. This was also confirmed by other Russian media.

Bill Gates wants to use vaccines to cull humanity

One of the richest people in the world has said that he is not planning to secretly microchip mankind. What a relief. If anyone still believes him, this means that we will not be implanted with digital chips which the US government will use to harvest our private data.

To be fair, Gates has long been suspected of this. As far back as 2010, speaking at the TED scientific conference, the Microsoft founder said that “using new vaccines, we could reduce population growth by 10-15%.”

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about Bill Gates and vaccines.

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