Disinfo: Flu and meningitis vaccinations may be why so many people died of coronavirus in Brescia and Bergamo


The anti-influenza and anti-meningitis vaccination campaigns conducted in Brescia and Bergamo in late 2019 may be the reason why the coronavirus pandemic has killed so many people in these two Italian cities. Serious scientific research should address this possibility, but this will not be done because the medical “priests” of the “vaccine religion”, as well the pharmaceutical companies that produce vaccines, would be against such a research project.


Conspiracy theory; no evidence given. This is part of the pro-Kremlin disinformation on coronavirus and attempts to push false health information, in this case promoting anti-vaccine messaging, which is also a recurring element of pro-Kremlin disinformation. The article merges the familiar pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about a "Shadow Government" of all-powerful groups ruling the world with anti-vaccine messaging in context of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that vaccines are just a profit-driven ploy by "Big Pharma".

Vaccines are supported by extensive scientific research. They are the main tool for primary prevention of disease and one of the most cost-effective public health measures available, saving millions of people from illness, disability and death each year. Immunisation through vaccination is the best defence we have against serious, preventable, and sometimes deadly contagious diseases.

See more information on vaccines here. The World Health Organisation has a page devoted to anti-vaccine myth busting here.

Read here a similar case claiming that vaccines don’t heal and that their production is part of the agenda for a New World Order.


  • Reported in: Issue 195
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: Italy
  • Keywords: coronavirus, vaccination, Conspiracy theory


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