Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about coronavirus pandemic and the efforts to tackle it.
Various lockdown measures taken by the Western democracies aim to protect public health against the COVID-19 virus, which has killed millions of people worldwide and is a real danger for populations around the world.
The article’s claim that the US and Western anti-COVID-19 campaigns aim to establish authoritarian control and to abolish individual rights and freedoms is also false. The emergency provisions, such as the curtailment of freedom of movement, are tools that democratic governments need to use, for a limited period of time, in order to rapidly and effectively protect the public health of citizens. During a state of emergency, a government is empowered to perform actions or impose policies that it would normally not be permitted to undertake. But in liberal democracies, emergency measures must be temporary, limited to what is necessary and strictly proportionate. Applying emergency measures does not mean that civil and individual rights are being set aside: human rights instruments - such as the United Nations human rights treaty system - continue to apply even during crises.
Furthermore, there is no evidence to support the article’s claim that a key goal of the anti-COVID-19 campaign in the West is to increase the profits of large pharmaceutical corporations. This claim repeats the Big Pharma conspiracy theory, which did not emerge with the COVID-19 emergency but has a longer history. The narrative of Big Pharma profiteering at the expense of public interests and public health is one of the main messages of this narrative. You can read an analytical report on the Big Pharma conspiracy theory here.
The article’s claim that Joe Biden is an “illegitimate president” is also false. Biden is the legitimate president of the United States: after winning the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden became the 46th US president, elected in what has been described as one of the most secure elections in history. The claims that the Biden administration is illegitimate, because of alleged electoral fraud to the detriment of outgoing President Donald Trump, have been solidly debunked.
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