Disinfo: Georgian biologist created two herbal medicines Corvirant and AntiCor to prevent coronavirus

Summary

A Georgian biologist has developed two herbal drugs Corvirant and AntiCor to prevent coronavirus. Besides, the doctor also invented disinfectant Varazi.

Disproof

Recurring conspiracies and miracle cures on coronavirus.

The information about this treatment which is fake first appeared in a Georgian tabloid in May 2020 and now has been repeated by Sputnik Georgia.

There are currently no drugs developed for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. Although the primary testing carried out by some companies proved successful, there is no COVID-19 vaccine available for massive use and further stages of clinical trials are still going ahead. Scientists do not have an exact answer about when a COVID-19 drug or vaccine which has been safely and properly tested will be available.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 202
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: coronavirus
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Disproof

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Disproof

The story advances the pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that the racial justice protests in the US are being financed by George Soros.

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the downing of flight MH17 and the subsequent Joint International Investigation. 

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