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 UKUS 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.


  • Reported in: Issue 191
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, Mike Pompeo, Biological weapons


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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