Disinfo: There is not the slightest trace of a coronavirus pandemic

Summary

Today WHO declared the coronavirus COVID-19 a “pandemic” – when there is not the slightest trace of a pandemic. A pandemic might be the condition, when the death to infection rate reaches more than 12%.

Disproof

A pro-Kremlin narrative, designated to cause confusion and diminish distrust in national and international authorities. This outlet is using a random definition for a pandemic, not founded in research or public health practice.

WHO decided 11 March to declare the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic to emphasise the urgency of actions and encourage national health authorities to take decisive measures to curb the outbreak. By the time of the announcement the virus had spread to 114 countries and claimed over 4,000 lives.

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  • Reported in: Issue 188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, United Nations, WHO
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Russian land-seizing is such a crazy European paranoia

The content of the crazy European paranoid madness, which the Western media seeks to impose, is that Russia intends to seize parts of the lands of Eastern Europe, with the aim of destabilizing and dominating the gentle and peaceful NATO countries.

As a result, “Russophobia” is increasing in Europe and the United States, simultaneously while NATO’s control, arms and forces are expanding on Russia’s western borders, without any evidence of any activities or even aggressive intentions on the part of Russia.

Adolf Hitler managed, with the full complicity of the great Western powers, to take over and subjugate all of Europe, then convert many countries to his allies, and use their human and industrial capabilities to bolster his giant military machine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West/ NATO threatening or encircling Russia which is part of a Kremlin-led narrative to portray NATO and Western armies as aggressive forces against Russia.

All Nato’s allies reaffirmed at the Brussels Summit that "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia". NATO is a defensive alliance. Its purpose is to protect the member states. 

Real purpose of Istanbul Convention is to abolish the family institution

The real purpose of the Istanbul Convention is not to prevent domestic violence at all. It means, in case of conflict, to get into the family, get involved in the family business. As a result, deepen it. So the goal is to eliminate the family institution.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative about the Istanbul Convention. This message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the morally corrupt West and threatened traditional values.

The Istanbul Convention (the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence) is a treaty of the Council of Europe that opens the path for creating a legal framework at a pan-European level to protect women against all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence. So far, the Convention was ratified by 33 states.

The West wants a Russian-Turkish war because of Syria

Of course, the West wants a Russian-Turkish massacre to happen. They would be satisfied with Putin’s failure in the negotiations. However, the inability to come to an agreement by both parties and the continuation of the war is the best way.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the Syrian war and accusing the West of Russophobia with no evidence provided.

The European Council noted the outcome of the Russia-Turkey meeting of 5 March in Moscow and called on all parties "to keep in place an immediate and sustainable ceasefire, to guarantee the protection of civilians on the ground and from the air and to facilitate the unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance by the international community."