Disinfo: The most powerful virus has been brought to Italy by Gladio, NATO’s secret terrorist network

Summary

The coronavirus is a biological weapon, completed in 2015 in laboratories in the US and UK.

The war(battle) virus was used in five countries: China, Iran, Italy, France and Germany. And then it was brought to Spain through France and Italy. These are viruses of different models: the most powerful one worked in Italy, the second most powerful in Iran, the third in China, etc. The most powerful virus has been brought to Italy. This was done by Gladio, NATO’s secret terrorist network.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives that the coronavirus is a man-made biological weapon and example of global brainwashing, a rehearsal for the true apocalyptic weapon.

There is a consensus in the scientific community that COVID-19 originated from wildlife, and was not developed by humans. In particular, it has been reported by Chinese researchers from the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, that the potential origin of the virus could be from pangolins. This was announced to reporters at a press conference on 7 February 2020.

There is no evidence of the deliberate spread of the virus in Italy, China or any other country, as the article suggests. Covid-19 has been detected in 213 countries in all continents. There is no evidence that those are different types of Covid-19. The countries' mortality rates differ for many other reasons.

Furthermore, there is no systemic evidence of an operation "Gladio" in Italy. The “Gladio plan” is an anti-NATO conspiracy theory used also during the terrorist attack in Brussels in 2016.

Similar cases can be read here and here. This disinformation message appeared in the same article as the claim that "COVID-19 is a biological weapon created by Bill Gates, George Soros and the "Deep state".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 193
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: China, Italy, Germany, France, Spain
  • Keywords: coronavirus, NATO, Terrorism, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: business-gazeta.ru
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