Disinfo: USAID is a CIA-affiliated terror group that created the coronavirus

Summary

With the accusation against China, all that is needed is for China to be tied, in this case for supplying a virus, to a dangerous terror group, to a global pandemic.

The terror group, as we discovered was the USAID, a CIA affiliate that used the Wuhan virus to create something frightening at the University of North Carolina, not in Wuhan.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory, presented with no evidence to support the claim that the coronavirus was created in the USA. This is part of the Kremlin's ongoing coronavirus disinformation campaign and is based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about biological weapons.

The World Health Organisation has concluded that the virus first appeared in the Chinese province of Hubei. The novel coronavirus "2019-nCoV” comes from a family of viruses originating in animals that includes others such as SARS and MERS. There is no evidence to suggest it was developed artificially in a laboratory as a weapon of mass destruction. A group of public health scientists have condemned rumours and conspiracy theories about the origin of coronavirus outbreak: "We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin." The authors of The Lancet statement note that scientists from several countries who have studied 2019-nCoV “overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife, just like many other viruses that have recently emerged in humans."

There are numerous similar disinformation cases claiming that the coronavirus was created in a laboratory, that the coronavirus an Anglo-Saxon biological warning originating in US labs, that it is a US provocation against China, a tool to weaken the Chinese economy, and an attempt by the Anglo-Saxons to control China.

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  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: China, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, Biological weapons
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UK cancels health insurance of Russian residents

The Russian Foreign Ministry revealed the request of some wealthy Russians whose children live in London, requiring that Russia should interfere to return their children to the country after Britain cancelled their health insurance and evaded its obligations towards them.

For many years, the West has deceived Russian citizens, who chose not to support their country and left to do business abroad, and now they are seeking to return to their homeland.

Disproof

A claim provided with no evidence. The UK health care provider, the National Health Service (NHS), is one of the oldest universal healthcare systems in the world, and every official resident of the UK enjoys its free and universal coverage regardless of their nationality.

According to the website of an independent insurance broker from the UK, existing health insurance policies remain valid during the pandemic. Read further debunking on The Insider.

Blaming China for COVID-19 is a ploy, like blaming Russia for MH17

The assumption that China created COVID 19 is based on an important research paper written in 2015 that tied a research facility in Wuhan to a study on a bat virus that created something capable of infecting the world, a disease exactly like COVID 19.

This is the origin of the “blame China” ploy, just like the blame Russia for fake gas attacks in Syria or when the Kiev regime shot down MH17.

All that was needed was a fake court, fake evidence and controlled media.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given; a straw man argument, attacking an imaginary position of the opponent. No serious sources suggest China "created" the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has caused the COVID-19 outbreak.

A recent analysis of the genome sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus found no evidence that it was developed artificially in a lab or otherwise engineered. The virus comes from a family of viruses originating in animals that includes others such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China in late 2019 and has been rapidly spreading across the world.

Coronavirus: A leak from a lab 300m away from markets in Wuhan

A certain “leak” might have occurred from Wuhan Chemical Laboratories. The lab is known to study viruses and it also brings bats from different regions and caves from the north.

This laboratory is located 300 meters from the Wuhan wet market… And one of the workers in the laboratory might have taken a sick bat from the institute and sold it on the market for a high price.

Disproof

Conspiracy theories about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, there is no evidence that suggests that the virus is used as a weapon against other states or that is has been fabricated inside laboratories

This Coronavirus comes from a family of viruses that include the common cold and viruses such as SARS and MERS. The February issue of the medical journal “Emerging Microbes & Infections” with the title “No credible evidence supporting claims of the laboratory engineering” confirms that the virus could not have been fabricated.