Disinfo: NATO soldiers have already been vaccinated against COVID-19

Summary

Despite all quarantine restrictions, “Defender Europe 2020” has not been cancelled! Just reduced in scope. The most interesting is that NATO forces move through the most infected parts of Germany – Munich, Baden-Württemberg, and Hamburg. Do they really care about the danger of getting infected? There is an assumption that NATO soldiers have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 and other war viruses. There is also reason to believe that when the coronavirus appeared in China, the agents of the Western special services who used the virus there already had a vaccination against it.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence provided to support the claim. This is part of a disinformation campaign on 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.

NATO pays special attention to the vaccination, NATO forces should have adequate immunity against several known diseases, like Diphtheria, Measles, Pertussis, Polio, Rubella, and Tetanus. And if necessary, should be vaccinated prior to exposure to these diseases: Hepatitis A and B, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningitis, etc. However, NATO soldiers could not have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as there is no vaccine against novel coronavirus. It can take a number of years for a new vaccine to be developed.

This disinformation message appeared in the same article as the claims that COVID-19 is a biological weapon created by Bill Gates, George Soros and the "Deep state", that The most powerful virus has been brought to Italy by Gladio, NATO's secret terrorist network, and that The "operation COVID-19" should have led to the overthrow of three world leaders.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 195
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Germany
  • Keywords: Defender Europe 2020, coronavirus, vaccination, NATO, Conspiracy

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