Disinfo: Coronavirus was sent by God to punish homosexuals and environmentalists

Summary

Covid-19 appeared because of a tilt of society to lesbianism and homosexuality and those who serve the creature rather than the Creator. The religion of environmentalism is an aberration. March is the month of repentance from LGBT, thus protecting the United States from diseases like the coronavirus.

Disproof

This message is in line with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the West's moral decay aimed at portraying Russia as superior to the West in terms of values and morals.

The article is also part of the disinformation campaign around the coronavirus. See our special report here.

Scientists and researchers have documented the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. It comes from a family of viruses originating in animals that includes others such as SARS and MERS.

See more examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the coronavirus here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 192
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: EU, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Climate, Western values, Donald Trump, LGBT
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Russian scientists created 3 drugs against coronavirus

Russian scientists created 3 drugs that could potentially be used against the coronavirus COVID-19 – Remdesivir,  hydroxychloroquine/ chloroquine, and fortepren.

Disproof

None of the listed drugs was created in Russia.

Remdevisir was developed by Gilead Sciences for Ebola virus. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are oral prescription drugs that have been used for the treatment of malaria and were added as a recommended antiviral for the treatment of COVID-19 in China. Fortepren was created back in 2016 and has been recommended for patients with chronic recurrent herpes.

Mike Pompeo inadvertently admitted that Covid-19 is a US creation

Covid-19 is a mutation of the 2002-2003 SARS made in a US high security biological war laboratory. Both viruses were created in the US. If anybody had doubts about where the virus originated, truth was revealed surreptitiously, a slip of the tongue or on purpose, by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he addressed the nation on March 29 by saying: “This is not about retribution, we are in a live exercise here”, meaning a military exercise or wargame.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence provided to support any of the claims. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s words were deliberately misinterpreted to support a false conclusion. This is part of Russia’s disinformation campaign on the coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service.

The EUvsDisinfo database has a long set of Kremlin-linked disinformation cases on this subject, such as claims that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring the Wuhan coronavirus, that it is a UKUS or NATO creation and Americans have its cure, that it is an artificial disease which specifically targets Chinese DNA, that it is a pretext to gain control of the world’s population, that it was created with economic goals while big pharma companies are spreading panic for their own profits, that it is a biological weapon against Russia and China, that it will wipe out Ukraine’s population in a few days or that it was predicted by Nostradamus and others.

Poland closed its airspace to Russian military aircraft carrying coronavirus aid to Italy

Poland closed its airspace to Russian military aircraft carrying aid to Italy to help it cope with the coronavirus emergency.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the EU’s and other EU countries’ lack of solidarity with Italy, which is one of the countries that has suffered the harshest effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The claim that  Poland did not let Russian aircraft carrying coronavirus aid to Italy is false.