Italy is forced to defend itself from the coronavirus pandemic by itself, without any help from other EU member states. The unprecedented assistance given to Italy by China, Russia and Cuba showed the world the real meaning of solidarity, in contrast to Europe’s hypocritical values. Many Italian politicians, and not only anti-EU ones, have begun discussing the possibility of an “Italexit”, a withdrawal of Italy from the EU.
The coronavirus could have been produced by the US as a biological weapon or could have been transmitted to the Chinese population in Wuhan by animals such as bats or anteaters. However, US President Donald Trump’s emphasis on imposing further sanctions on Iran and on strikes against Iraq’s Hashd al Shaabi popular forces indicates that the coronavirus epidemic could have been a previously planned conspiracy. An Iranian proverb states that nothing can be kept secret forever.
Conspiracy theory. No evidence is presented to support the article’s claims.
Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about COVID-19 that claims that the virus was created by the US as a biological weapon to use against adversaries such as China, Iran and/ or Russia.
The current coronavirus (2019-nCoV) comes from a family of viruses that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading, with new cases being reported in the Asian-Pacific region a well as Europe, North America and the Middle East.
The World Health Organisation is working with Chinese authorities and global experts to learn more about the virus. There is no evidence to suggest it was developed or disseminated artificially.
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