Disinfo: Western governments exaggerate coronavirus pandemic to strengthen capitalism

Summary

Governments in the EU-Atlanticist-Globalist system are deliberately exaggerating the coronavirus pandemic and are intensifying fear about it among the population. The spread of fear by governments aims to weaken social bonds and to deepen the automation of society. As a result, the financial sector benefits because fear forces people to use payment cards instead of cash. Moreover, the restrictive measures taken by these governments are killing small and medium businesses, that is, national enterprises, but do not affect big transnational trade networks. As a result, global corporate capitalism is being strengthened, globalization is becoming even more perverse and the transition to a world government is accelerating.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about “globalist élites” and multinational corporations using coronavirus in order to pursue their own interests, establish dictatorships and/ or expand profits. This message is consistent with the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about secret elites, “globalist elites” and “shadow governments” that manipulate global politics, economics and finance, robbing nations of their sovereignty and identity, crushing economies and threatening traditional values. The coronavirus pandemic is not exaggerated. When on 11 March 2020 the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, there were more than 118,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in 114 countries. As of 20 April 2020, there are 2,314,621 confirmed cases 213 countries, areas and territories. An updated situation report from WHO on the coronavirus pandemic can be found here. Moreover, emergency measures, such as quarantines and social distancing, have been introduced by governments not to “intensify fear” among the population but to fight the coronavirus pandemic. These measures 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. Read similar cases claiming that the coronavirus pandemic is exaggerated in order to establish fascist hygiene dictatorships, that governments are exaggerating the death toll of the coronavirus and that ruling élites are spreading coronavirus panic in order to gain unlimited powers and to actively interfere in the economy.

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  • Reported in: Issue 193
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/04/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Italian
  • Country: EU, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Deep state, Secret elites / global elites, Capitalists, Conspiracy theory
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Moscow Mayor is connected to neo-liberal circles and supports the hysteria over the COVID-19

[Moscow mayor Sergey] Sobyanin has insisted from the very beginning that strict quarantine must introduced in the capital and has been one of the main supporters of the media hysteria over the COVID-19 threat. Many saw it as a kind of political move to strengthen the power of the circles that include such persons as Moscow major Sergey Sobyanin that includes such controversial persons as Herman Gref (CEO of Sberbank of Russia), Elvira Nabiullina (President of the Central Bank of Russia). This circle is well known for its pro-Western, neo-liberal views and ties with the global elites.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites". The Mayor of Moscow imposed increasingly tighter quarantine measures as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moscow surpassed 1000, on the 30th of March 2020. As of April 6th, 2020 there were over 6000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia.

The campaign predicting hundreds of thousands of deaths by COVID-19 is a lie

Do not let yourself be misled by the fear campaign, pointing to a Worldwide coronavirus calamity with repeated “predictions” that hundreds of thousands of people are going to die.

These are boldface lies. [—]

The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests and corrupt politicians to trigger the entire World into a spiral of mass unemployment, bankruptcy, extreme poverty and despair.

This is the true picture of what is happening. “Planet Lockdown” is an encroachment on civil liberties. Entire national economies are in jeopardy. In some countries martial law has been declared.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders. The number of people, sick with COVID-19 has surpassed 1 million; more than 60.000 people have died (5 April). See latest situation report from the WHO here. See more examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation about coronavirus here.

Ukraine is now a colony of the IMF and George Soros

The IMF, with Comrade Soros and his group, are operating this channel of external control. The fact that they [Ukraine] agreed to a deal with them on the land [reform] and everything else […] is a very obvious illustration of colonial administration [being established].

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is controlled by the IMF and people like George Soros. The other part of the disinformation is about the law on the land market, which has recently been adopted by the Verkhovna Rada. Ukraine is a sovereign state, not controlled by any foreign government; it is not controlled by the IMF or George Soros. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU. You can find several disinformation cases on Ukraine being under foreign control. The claim that the adoption of the law on the land market is an illustration of foreign control is false. The law states that only Ukrainian citizens and companies registered in Ukraine and under Ukrainian law will be eligible to buy agricultural land in Ukraine. Other restrictions are prescribed by the law. See previous narratives alleging that George Soros will buy all banks and land in Ukraine.