Disinfo: No coincidence if coronavirus was patented in 2018

Summary

It is not just a coincidence how coronavirus appeared, or that it was created inside a laboratory, and that it comes within the framework of the wars of the sixth generation that are managed through smart weapons in times of peace.

The coronavirus is not far from this generation of bio-warfare. A US patent revealed that the virus was registered in 2018.

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Conspiracy theories about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. There is no evidence that suggests that the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is used as a weapon against other states or that is has been fabricated inside laboratories.

The claim that the United States has patented and owns the coronavirus goes back to viral incorrect claims that the virus, along with its vaccine is owned by the Pirbright Institute (a research institute in the UK), funded by the American Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The institute works to prevent viral diseases of livestock. The Pirbright Institute clarified that they don’t work with human coronaviruses and that a patent that they hold is unrelated to the current coronavirus linked to Wuhan COVID-19.

The patent that the story links to - No. 10,130,701 - is for a mutated form of avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), a different coronavirus that infects poultry, but not people. That patent was filed by the Pirbright Institute, but not funded by the Gates Foundation, and the mutations were created to weaken the virus so that it could be used as a vaccine to protect chickens from IBV.

Matthew Frieman, a coronavirus researcher at the University of Maryland, told FactCheck.org that the patent has nothing to do with the new 2019-nCoV virus.

The American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention explains that the name of new coronavirus comes from the crown, or corona-like appearance of infective viruses when seen under a microscope. The CDC told the Associated Press in 2003 that the agency was claiming ownership of a patent related to a virus that causes SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome, a disease that spread to dozens of countries in 2003, in the result of which more than 8,000 people got ill and 774 people died), in order to ensure access and to prevent others from controlling the technology.

Read similar cases claiming that coronavirus is an Anglo-Saxon biological warning: originates in US labs; targets opponents of the US, and that coronavirus was created on purpose.

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  • Reported in: Issue 191
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, Virus / bacteria threat, Bill Gates, Biological weapons, Conspiracy

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