DISINFO: The WHO sows panic about the coronavirus
coronavirus Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: The WHO sows panic about the coronavirus


The WHO insists of announcing the coronavirus-related statistics on a daily basis as if deliberately trying to sow fear and panic. This is despite the fact that according to the WHO’s own estimates 290,000 – 650,000 people die each year from the ordinary flu. No one even remembers that 50 million children die every year from abortion. The panic sowed by the WHO delights the liberal media, demanding quarantine, closure of the borders and other tough restrictive measures around the world. Yes, this current virus is more aggressive than usual, perhaps the mortality from it will be higher than from the flu. But this is not a reason to bring down the economy, separate people, divide countries, and fine for violating quarantine, as if the Third World War was going on.


Disinformation downplaying the threat of the coronavirus. See similiar disinformation cases, alleging that the campaign predicting hundreds of thousands of deaths by COVID-19 is a lie, that the coronavirus pandemic is fake, and that the COVID-19 crisis is manufactured by media and might lead to the breakup of Russia. When the WHO announced the COVID-19 pandemic, there were 118,000 confirmed cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have lost their lives. As of 14th of April, 2020 the COVID-19 has claimed over 120,000 lives worldwide. Countries around the world have imposed various quarantine and social distancing measured to slow down the spread of the virus.


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