Disinfo: The official numbers of COVID-19 cases in Ukraine is totally fictional

Summary

COVID19 has hit the Ukraine very, very hard.  The problem is that the authorities, which fully knew that they had no means to do anything meaningful began by thumping their chests and saying that there were no cases in the Ukraine only to then suddenly decree drastic quarantine measures.  And yet, the true information is seeping out: Ukrainians hospitals are full of cases, mostly un-diagnosed, and many have already died.  Officially, and as of right now, there are only 14 confirmed cases in the Ukraine, and only two fatalities.  But absolutely everybody knows that these numbers are totally fictional and that the real number of cases remains unknown due to a lack of testing kits, not a lack of cases.  MDs in Ukrainian hospitals are sounding the alarms, but nobody is listening.

Disproof

An unfounded claim exacerbating the situation with the COVID-19 outbreak in Ukraine. Ukrainian media are reporting extensively about the outbreak and its spread in Ukraine. The outbreak is a serious challenge to any society, and Ukraine is addressing the outbreak with all available resources.

WHO statistics on the outbreak can be found here.

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  • Reported in: Issue189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Ukrainian statehood
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Ukraine is in free fall

In social and economic terms, the Ukraine is in free fall.  Following years of chaos and corruption the Ukraine is now a deindustrialized country which can sell only three things: men (for menial jobs in Poland and in the EU), women (prostitution) and its “black soil” (chernozem).

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine as a failed state. Consistent with pro-Kremlin narratives alleging that Ukraine is a degrading state that has failed to become Europe, while the EU is planning to rob Ukraine's soil.

Ukraine has a functioning government and economy, it is a member of many international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and a party to international agreements. Ukraine has bilateral diplomatic relations with the majority of states.

Covid-19 will serve for hacking the global system

In 2012 Christine Lagarde published a report exposing the severe danger that old people posed for the global economy, calling to take measures to confront it. Eight years later, casually, there is an epidemic outbreak that kills much more old people than young ones. The coronavirus is trying to hide the noise that will make the thunderous economic crack that is coming. US internal defence protocol Garden Plot outlined plans to confront domestic unrest caused by social inequality or massive phenomenons, as we can consider a pandemic. Now, the New York governor can deploy the National Guard without being accused of restricting liberties and democracy. Television failed in its mission of distracting people, so now the bet must be higher.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence presented to support any of the multiple claims. This is part of Russia’s disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications.

EUvsDisinfo database has more than 110 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 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.

Covid-19 is a rehearsal for the true apocalyptic weapon

Covid-19 is a rehearsal to measure the capability of the reaction of health state systems, of how societies react and how far humans can go in highly stressful situations, as well as the intensity of a potential backlash if one army decides to launch a biological attack. We have been prepared for it through the biggest indoctrination machine in the world, the US cultural industry: through films, series and documentaries. Millions of people have been modelled to unconsciously know what to do in the face of an epidemic that kills a big part of humanity. The mortality rate is what decides whether we are seeing a social experiment or the first stage of an armageddon: as with the N-bomb, which was able to kill all humans without destroying critical infrastructure, a coronavirus with a higher lethality rate could be the true apocalyptic weapon.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence presented to support any of the multiple claims. This is part of Russia’s disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications.

EUvsDisinfo database has more than 110 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 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.