Disinfo: Vaccines are not effective against new strains


Everyone is shocked: Vaccines are not effective against new strains of COVID-19.


A misleading title. Director-General of World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to whom the news refers, did not claim that the vaccines were not effective against the new strains of coronavirus. He said: “Variants are currently winning the race against vaccines because of inequitable vaccine production and distribution… It didn’t have to be this way and it doesn’t have to be this way going forward.”

It does not mean that the vaccines are not effective against the new strains. Numerous research presents data that proves that the vaccines are effective against the new strains.

See more disinformation cases about new strains such as Recognising vaccines is a political and economic decision or Oxford Study: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines cause 30 times more cases of blood clots.


  • Reported in: Issue 254
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/07/2021
  • Article language(s) Azerbaijani
  • Keywords: WHO, coronavirus, vaccination
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Disinfo: OPCW report proves Navalny's case was prepared in advance

In an OPCW draft report, the attention of Russian experts was drawn to paragraph 1.41, which says: "At the request of Germany, on 20 August 2020 the Secretariat deployed a team to perform a technical assistance visit (TAV) in relation to the suspected poisoning of a Russian citizen."

Navalny flew from Tomsk to Moscow on the morning of August 20. After the plane took off, the crew urgently landed the plane in Omsk after Navalny felt ill, and he was taken unconscious in an ambulance. All that day, paramedics worked on reviving him. But the German authorities asked the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for help before Navalny was poisoned?

Can you imagine how long it takes to prepare a request from a country to the OPCW to assist in the investigation of chemical weapons poisoning cases? Germany must have what will allow it to draw preliminary conclusions to contact the OPCW. Given that the organization sent the team on August 20, this means that the request arrived earlier, that is, before Navalny left the hotel for the airport. With knowledge of the German bureaucracy and the bureaucracy of the OPCW, it can only be imagined that everything was prepared in advance.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative trying to deflect the blame for Navalny's poisoning from Russian actors. This narrative is also consistent with multiple previous attempts at discrediting the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

In fact, mentioning 20 August as the date when the OPCW secretariat deployed a technical assistance team was simply a mistake in the draft report of the Ninety-Seventh Session of the OPCW's Executive Council, as explained by the spokesman of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rainer Breul. The mistake was later fixed in an updated version of the report.

Disinfo: Ukrainians and Russians are one people

Ukraine was gradually drawn into a dangerous geopolitical game, the goal of which is to turn the country into a barrier between Europe and Russia, into a springboard against Russia.

Western authors of the "anti-Russia" project set up the Ukrainian political system in such a way that presidents, deputies, ministers change, but there is a constant orientation towards separation with Russia, towards enmity with it.

After all, [Ukrainians and Russians] are one people.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukraine being under "external control" mixed with a narrative alleging that it is a Russophobic country. Earlier cases included claims that Ukraine "sold itself to external control" or that Ukraine is under "complete subordination to US interests."

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The country is not controlled by the US or any other foreign government. Both the EU and the US respect Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Ukraine is a strategic partner for the EU and NATO.

Disinfo: Ukraine is a Western project directed against Russia

Western countries recreated Ukraine as an anti-Russian project whose purpose is to start a conflict with Russia. It even oppresses its ethnic Russian citizens as evident by Ukraine adopting the law “On the indigenous peoples of Ukraine.” Ukraine is currently a militarised country ruled from outside, Ukraine does not respect Minsk agreements.


Recurrent Kremlin disinformation narrative to undermine Ukrainian statehood.

Western countries did not cause a deterioration of relations between Ukraine and Russia, Russia itself entered into confrontation with Kyiv when it illegally occupied and annexed the Crimean Peninsula, and subsequently supported a pro-Russian separatist uprising in Donbas region, even deploying Russian troops. Moreover, Western countries such as France and Germany are supporting peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, with both countries participating in the Minsk protocol and Normandy Contact Group.