Disinfo: US is behind the spread of coronavirus

Summary

The United States is behind the spread of the new coronavirus worldwide. The new virus is spreading at a tremendous speed, from one continent to another. Is it really a new type of influenza? No, it is about an artificial crisis behind which stand economically motivated United States, because Americans fear that they are failing to compete with the Chinese or even catch up with them.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory and a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the China coronavirus. The statement has no evidence.

According to various sources, several dozen strains of the coronavirus have been recorded in the world, seven of which present varying degrees of danger to humans. First and foremost, these types of viruses bring on respiratory disease. Viruses are dangerous because they can be transmitted by humans and animals and because they mutate so quickly.

In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have placed more than a dozen cities under quarantine. The World Health Organisation is working with Chinese authorities and global experts to learn more about the virus. The virus "2019-nCoV” comes from a family of viruses that include the common cold, and viruses such as SARS and MERS. There is no evidence to suggest it was developed or disseminated artificially.

The current coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading with new cases being reported in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe, North America and the Middle East.

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  • Reported in: Issue 183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, Conspiracy
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Russia has found a way to treat coronavirus

Russian doctors have found a way to treat the new strain of coronavirus 2019-nCoV. So far, three drugs that are also used to fight HIV, hepatitis C and multiple sclerosis are recommended. Immunomodulating drugs can be effective in the initial manifestations of the disease as well.

Disproof

At the moment, there is no cure against this strain of coronavirus, the vaccine is only at an early stage of development. Nevertheless, several specific vaccines and drugs are developed. Today, treatment consists of maintenance therapy, depending on the patient's condition.

Regardless of the claims made in the article, to date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus. Immunomodulators are used to treat serious oncological diseases or in cases of organ transplantation. But there is currently no convincing evidence that immunomodulators help patients with influenza or respiratory infection recover.

Tartu Peace Treaty is null and void

The statements of a number of Estonian politicians that the Tartu Peace Treaty continues to be valid are null and void from a legal point of view.

We have repeatedly emphasized that the contract is not in the register of existing UN international treaties. Therefore, from a legal point of view, all these arguments of the Estonian side on the continuation of the document are absolutely insignificant. Such statements are made in order to maintain “the immediate interests of the part of the political elite of Estonia, which is stimulated from the outside”, to maintain tension in relations between Moscow and Tallinn.

Disproof

To this day the section 122 of the constitution of Estonia reads: "The land border of Estonia is determined by the Tartu Peace Treaty of 2 February 1920 and by other international border agreements." Thus Estonia regards the Tartu Peace Treaty very much in effect.

"Attempts by Russia to falsify history by denying the annexation of Estonia constitutes vindication of the policy of spheres of influence and the violence of totalitarian regimes and is condemned by the Republic of Estonia," Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu said. Minister Reinsalu also remarked that the Tartu Treaty is considered valid to this day, and is linked to the concepts of the illegal annexation of Estonia and the restoration of the country’s sovereignty.

Moscow lost PACE voting rights due to Crimea’s reunification with Russia

The Russian delegation was stripped of its voting rights in April 2014 because of the situation in Ukraine and Crimea’s reunification with Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative painting Russian military aggression against Ukraine as a domestic affair, and its illegal annexation of Crimea as a "re-unification" preceded by a "referendum."

The decision to strip the Russian delegation of voting rights at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in April 2014 was a direct response to the illegal annexation of Crimea which, in PACE's view, "created a threat to stability and peace in Europe" (para. 6).