DISINFO: Mike Pompeo inadvertently admitted that Covid-19 is a US creation
  • Outlet: es.news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 25, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Spanish
  • Reported in: Issue 191
  • Countries / regions discussed: US
coronavirus Mike Pompeo Biological weapons Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: Mike Pompeo inadvertently admitted that Covid-19 is a US creation


Covid-19 is a mutation of the 2002-2003 SARS made in a US high security biological war laboratory. Both viruses were created in the US. If anybody had doubts about where the virus originated, truth was revealed surreptitiously, a slip of the tongue or on purpose, by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he addressed the nation on March 29 by saying: “This is not about retribution, we are in a live exercise here”, meaning a military exercise or wargame.


Conspiracy theory, with no evidence provided to support any of the claims. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s words were deliberately misinterpreted to support a false conclusion. This is part of Russia’s disinformation campaign on the coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service. The EUvsDisinfo database has a long set of 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 is a pretext to gain control of the world’s population, 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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