Disinfo: Scientific evidence is mounting that the coronavirus is man made and targeting the Chinese race

Summary

Scientific evidence is mounting that the disease – like all the coronaviral diseases, including the 2019-nCoV predecessor SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, 2002 / 2003 also in China), and its Middle East equivalent, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) are not only laboratory fabricated, but also patented. And so are many others, for example, Ebola and HIV. Both, SARS and 2019-nCoV are not only man-made, but they are also focusing on the Chinese race. That’s why you find very few people infected in the 18 countries where the coronavirus has spread.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the coronavirus.

In response to the outbreak of the corona virus the Chinese authorities have placed more than a dozen cities under quarantine. The World Health Organisation is working with Chinese authorities and global experts to learn more about the virus. The virus "2019-nCoV” comes from a family of viruses that include the common cold, and viruses such as SARS and MERS.

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  • Reported in: Issue183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: China
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory

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