Disinfo: The WHO sows panic about the coronavirus

Summary

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.

Disproof

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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  • Reported in: Issue 192
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Belarus
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence provided to support any of the claims. This is part of a disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service.

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative trying to discredit the MH17 criminal trial and the joint international investigation of the crash.

The Joint International Team comprises officials from the Dutch Public Prosecution Service and the Dutch police, along with police and criminal justice authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine.

US arrested the creator of the coronavirus, an American who worked at Wuhan lab

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Disproof

Recurring conspiracy theory about the origins of the coronavirus.

Chair of Harvard's Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, Charles Lieber was arrested, but in January 2020 and his arrest had nothing to do with the coronavirus. The US authorities accuse him of having hidden information concerning his potential conflict of interest over his commitments in China.