Disinfo: The Coronavirus story is a lie.. It’s all about 5G

Summary

The information about the spread of Coronavirus emerging from China is a lie, and it is related to testing of the 5G network.

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Disinformation message intended to sow doubt and spread confusion about the coronavirus.

There is no scientific evidence whatsoever about any kind of link between 5G and the coronavirus; the UK government has urged the social media platforms to take more swift action to stem the proliferation of these types of conspiracy theories. Neither is there any scientific evidence of a link between cosmic radiation and the coronavirus.

In May 2019, the New York Times reported that the Russian state-funded network RT America was airing unsubstantiated reports linking 5G exposure to brain cancer, infertility and autism. However studies examining a link between cell phone usage and increased cancer risk are inconclusive and full of caveats.

COVID-19 comes from a family of viruses originating in animals that includes others such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China at the end of 2019, and has been rapidly spreading across the world, with cases being reported in over 190 countries, territories and areas.

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French president is the symbol of Western moral decay, which caused the coronavirus

A picture of Emmanuel Macron with naked young black men taken in 2018 in Saint Martin expresses a homosexual aesthetic which is a symbol of Western moral decay. It provoked God’s wrath and Europe is now hit by the coronavirus epidemic to punish Europe’s moral decay as illustrated by homosexuality and protection of the environment.

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This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about "threatened values" and the West's alleged moral decay, specifically targeting the French president with allegations of homosexuality - a frequent trope deployed by pro-Kremlin media to make the case for Europe's moral decline. Pro-Kremlin outlets have sought to link the coronavirus with homosexuality on several occasions, including claims that the coronavirus was sent by God to punish homosexuals and environmentalists, and that gay marriage is a cause of the virus.

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.

American scientists created the coronavirus in 2015

There is evidence confirming that the COVID-19 virus was created by American scientists in 2015. It is reported that the United States provided China with all the information it possesses about the emerging coronavirus. In China, experts in the archive discovered an article published in 2015 in the journal Nature Medicine, confirming that US scientists have been able to obtain a new type of coronavirus, which has a direct impact on humans.

 

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A recurring disinformation narrative and conspiracy theory about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

There is no basis to the claim that 2019-nCoV coronavirus was man-made. Volume 9 of medical Journal “Emerging Microbes & Infections” published a study in 2020 entitled “No credible evidence supporting claims of the laboratory engineering of SARS-CoV-2” in which rumours about the epidemic being constructed inside laboratories are clearly dismissed. Regarding the 2015 Nature Medicine study mentioned in the article, this is also addressed in the medical Journal as follows:

The main idea behind the EU was blown out during coronavirus

The spread of coronavirus in Europe led to the absence of words about European integration and cooperation and replaced it with a language of sovereignty, state and national security. Closed border policies replaced the open border policies that prevailed among the European Union countries as a result of the European integration system.

There is no longer any importance to the Schengen system that prevails among European countries, which resulted in a major blow to the liberal ideology, with its classic and new forms, based on freedom of movement and trade, and the removal of obstacles and border restrictions, of which the European Union is one of the most important applied models.

Germany and France did not agree to grant Italy and Spain urgent aid to stop the epidemic.

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A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that is consistent with the disinformation message that the Schengen zone has collapsed and more broadly, with the disinformation narrative that the EU is collapsing as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

The current situation is an example of how indispensable Schengen is to the European economy and way of life, and not just for Italy. In the current exceptional situation, many EU Member States introduced temporary border controls to slow the spread of coronavirus, which adhere to the Schengen border code, but the EU Commission is ensuring that EU-wide supply chains continue to operate and that flow of goods and key services continues around the clock.