Disinfo: Liberalism has facilitated the spread of the coronavirus

Summary

By demolishing diversity, liberalism has facilitated the spread of the virus, in every sense of the term. Liberalism is the virus. Some time from now, liberals will be equated with “lepers” and infectious “maniacs” who tell everyone to dance and have fun in the midst of the plague. The liberal is the carrier of the coronavirus, its apologist.

Disproof

No evidence is provided to support the article’s claim that liberalism has facilitated the spread of the coronavirus. This claim is consistent with the recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the coronavirus blaming the US and the West for having spread the disease or for not doing anything to contain it.

The article also repeats the pro-Kremlin narrative that claims liberal societies rob nations of their sovereignty and identity, and that liberalism is the “virus” that has generated the West’s moral decadence, materialism, perverted values and hostility to traditional values and religion.

The liberal-democratic societies of the West have not “enabled the spread” of coronavirus. The scientific community in these societies and around the world is striving to understand the dangerous respiratory disease COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) and the virus that causes it. Such scientific knowledge will be critical in bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control.

Historically liberal societies have been at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs that have brought about tremendous advancements in public health in the 19th and 20th centuries. The development of modern science in the West, including the growth of scientific knowledge about the causes and the means of controlling disease, is closely related to liberalism. Scientific research flourishes in liberal societies, because science relies on openness, free speech, and the freedom to associate with other thinkers. Liberal Democracy, in turn, benefits from the anti-authoritarianism inherent in scientific thinking.

Read here previous cases claiming that neoliberal countries don’t care about containing the coronavirus epidemic and that the coronavirus is an American biological weapon and that the coronavirus is a biological weapon created by the UK.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Western values, The West

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the US military is behind the spread of the coronavirus.

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The COVID-19 outbreak is a pretext by the ruling class to introduce tyranny

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Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders.

See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.

There are reasons to suspect that coronavirus is a US biological weapon

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about biological weapons.

The virus "2019-nCoV” comes from a family of viruses that include the common cold and viruses such as SARS and MERS. There is no evidence to suggest it was developed artificially as a weapon of mass destruction.