Disinfo: The China coronavirus looks like a US set up

Summary

The China coronavirus looks like a set up.

US is practicing dual-use biotechnologies, which can treat, but can also kill. American corporations could benefit from this, they are developing new diseases just for profit.

An example of a US laboratory where deadly diseases are developed is Lugar Laboratory, in Georgia.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. This is a pro-Kremlin narrative about the China coronavirus and the Lugar laboratory in Georgia. See more here. 

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. There is no evidence to suggest it was developed artificially as a weapon of mass destruction.

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  • Reported in: Issue181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, Lugar Laboratory, Biological weapons

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Poland, Ukraine, and the Baltic authorities associate themselves with Hitler

Historical amnesia, Russophobia and anti-Semitism complement one another. The states and people unwilling to acknowledge the USSR’s role in the victory against Nazism will always attempt to erase the memory of the Holocaust. The memory about mythical “Soviet occupation” unites Polish, Baltic and Ukrainian Russophobes practicing radical ideology. The ruling regimes in the Baltic states and Poland track down their history to pre-war regimes, whereas Ukrainian authorities attribute its ancestry to WWII fascists. All these regimes associate themselves with Hitler, suffer from Russophobia, and promote the idea of “Soviet occupation”.

Disproof

This is an attempt of historical revisionism and a mix of groundless claims and manipulations aimed to discredit the Baltic states, Poland, and Ukraine, and to put the so-called Russophobia on one par with anti-Semitism. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Fascist / Nazi Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states and ubiquitous Russophobia in these countries and beyond.

For background, read our analysis: The “Russophobia” Myth: Appealing to the Lowest Feelings and look at earlier disinformation cases, alleging that Russophobia is the main activity of the Latvian state and that Russophobic Lithuania plans to tear Belarus away from Russia by dragging it into the Western energy network.

China coronavirus was predicted by Nostradamus

A deciphered prediction of Nostradamus about a “great plague” is linked to the deadly China coronavirus.

Nostradamus spoke of a “great plague” that will rage in a “sea city”. In the same text, a certain “noble lady” is mentioned, which the experts also associate with the events in China. According to experts, we are talking about Hong Kong, which has become one of the center of the disease, and the former head of the Ministry of Health of China, who was called on to fight the disease.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. This is a pro-Kremlin narrative about the China 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. There is no evidence to suggest it was developed artificially as a weapon of mass destruction.

“Thunberg kids” are twisting facts: man has nothing to do with climate change

According to experts, “Thunberg kids” are twisting facts: global warming exists, but it is natural and man has nothing to do with it.

There is an enormous PR machine behind Greta. She spreads nonsense about the climate change, her age permits to do that, but she will wake up one day 20-30 years later and understand that the adults destroyed her life.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about climate change combined with a repeated attack on climate activist Greta Thunberg. 

The existence of anthropogenic climate change is a matter of scientific consensus. No other environmental threat has been subjected to as much scientific research. The UN has assembled thousands of scientists to compile and review the latest science and contribute to the publication of five reports since 1990 that have consistently made the consensus deeper and the warnings more urgent. Preventing the dangerous consequences of climate change is a key priority for the EU.