Disinfo: The coronavirus is man-made and tailored to Chinese DNA

Summary

It is entirely possible that the coronavirus is man-made and tailored to the DNA of the Chinese nation.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. See related disinformation cases about the coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Some infect people and are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans, before the outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The virus migrated from animals to humans, and while the scientists continue to track its origins there is no evidence to suggest it has been made artificially. See previous pro-Kremlin disinformation cases, alleging that cancer, syphilis and Spanish flu are US biological weapons; and that the Rockefeller foundation owns the patent for Zika virus.

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  • Reported in: Issue 182
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China
  • Keywords: coronavirus
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, portraying the White Helmets as a Western-backed terrorist proxy and, implicitly, denying the responsibility of the Assad regime for chemical attacks perpetrated during the Syrian civil war.

Read similar cases claiming that the White Helmets were involved in the production of videos of staged “chemical attacks” and that the White Helmets have close links to Al-Qaeda and falsify chemical attacks evidence.

Big Pharma spread false rumours about the coronavirus to forward their business interests

The coronavirus is heading the news these days, and of course – all fakes around it. The primary object is to cause panic. One can hear “exclusive stories”, such as: “according to the Ministry of Health, more than 112 persons have died in Siberia and the Far East“. More than 200 similar reports have been detected by the Fund for Defending National Values. One can hear such delusional stories as “FBI reports that more than 100.000 persons have died in China and almost 3 millions are infected.” Why would the FBI care? This organisation deals only with internal issues of the USA. Why not the NSA or CIA? And those US specialists from “China” do not act delicately: “Tens of thousands are dead and thousands corps are burned at waste stations“.

Behind this stand the giant pharmaceutical companies, attempting to forward their business interests.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory. Pro-Kremlin media recurrently attempt to feed into narratives on the pharmaceutical industry, suggesting evil play behind vaccines, pharmaceutical research facilities etc.

UK and US only saw Hitler as the enemy of the USSR

England, the United States of America, and other imperial powers saw Hitler as the main adversary against the Soviet Union.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative distorting the events of the Second World War.

The UK and the United States were also against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and chose to retaliate against the Third Reich. The UK declared war on the Nazi regime as a result of German refusal to remove troops from neutral Belgium. Prior to the German invasion, the United Kingdom had signed the Treaty of London (1839) which guaranteed British and French defence of Belgium sovereignty.