Disinfo: Germany is not ready to face coronavirus, because it lacks doctors

Summary
In Germany there are not enough qualified professional doctors to deal with the problem [coronavirus]. The country is not ready to face the threat.
Disproof

Recurring Kremlin disinformation about the coronavirus, as well as the undermining of EU states.

According to World Atlas, Germany ranks 18th in the list of world countries With The Most Doctors Per Capita.

The Federal Ministry of Health of Germany states that Germany is as prepared as it can possibly be.

"Above all, our network of centres of expertise and special clinics is unmatched by international standards. We have a very good disease warning and notification system, as well as excellent pandemic preparedness plans. In addition, regular emergency training exercises are conducted at airports in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute is responsible for coordination and information".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 187
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Germany
  • Keywords: coronavirus
  • Outlet: Вести FM @ 33:40 to 34:42
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Ukraine will celebrate the birthdays of Nazis instead of Victory Day

Instead of “Victory Day”, Ukraine will celebrate the birthdays of Ukrainian Nazis and collaborators of Nazi Germany.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine. See a previous disinformation case alleging that Ukraine is a Russophobic Nazi state.

As of 2015, Ukraine officially celebrates "Victory Day over Nazism in World War II" on 9 May, per a decree of parliament. Additionally, the term "Great Patriotic War" as a reference was replaced with "Second World War" in all Ukrainian legislation. Since 15 May 2015, Communist and Nazi symbols are prohibited in Ukraine. May 9 is a national holiday in Ukraine. It remains the day "To remember victory over the Nazi regime during World War II".

Coronavirus is a new biological weapon against the Chinese

As all the world knows, the United States has inherited all methods of fascist technology for dealing with “human material” from Nazi Germany: torture, biological, climatic, and psychological weapons. And it has long been recognised by the international community that diseases such as HIV/AIDS are born in laboratories. Coronavirus is a new genetic, biological weapon. It is considered to be a weapon only against the Chinese, as China is the main economic competitor of the United States today.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the biological weapons and the Lugar Lab in Georgia. It also uses allegations of Nazism, which is a common trope in pro-Kremlin disinformation.

The coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 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 with new cases being reported in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe, North America and the Middle East. Coronavirus is confirmed in 110 countries, including the US.

Radioactive source stolen in Ukraine; EU in danger

In Ukraine, a radioactive source has disappeared from the city of Uzhhorod (Transcarpathian region). A radioactive source IBN-7 (1991 release) was stolen from Uzhhorod National University. A nuclear facility can be used for malicious purposes and will be smuggled into one of the four countries of the European Union – Romania, Hungary, Slovakia or Poland.

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Disinformation concerning nuclear issues and crime in Ukraine.

In Ukraine, ionising radiation sources have been widely used in the medical field, nuclear energy, industry, geology, the military-industrial complex, as well as in scientific research. In Ukraine, all enterprises and organisations using ionising radiation sources are required to obtain an appropriate license from the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate and many other permits. According to the data of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate in western Ukraine and Transcarpathia, in 2019, 358 different radiation facilities were used, but Uzhhorod National University did not have a permit for the use of any sources. That is, there was no active IBN-7 in the educational institution (p. 59-60).