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FAKE NEWS: Omicron variant, made up to impose a global dictatorship

FAKE NEWS: Omicron variant, made up to impose a global dictatorship
©EPA-EFE/AHMED JALLANZO  |   A coronavirus billboard in Monrovia, Liberia, 30 November 2021. According to reports, Liberia's Ministry of Health has placed surveillance measures in all ports of entry in effort to prevent spread of Omicron variant outbreak.

The Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus is just a new reason for the “world occult” to sow terror among the population, according to a false narrative published in Romania. The beneficiaries of the fear would be the so-called Big Pharma companies.

NEWS: “Panic must be maintained every day, every hour and everywhere. Dictatorship feeds not on gentle care, but on terror. Do not leave the poor man a moment to breath, to think, to feel joy. Especially when the holidays are coming. The horror series that terrifies the planet's population continues unabated. A new successful episode has been released: Omicron […] In the face of the new threat, Europe and America are desperately barricading themselves[…] the normality they say is in the virus and cannot be seen in any package leaflet is not that ‘normal’[…] Overnight, when the world had not even heard of the new variant,  the anti-Omicron vaccine was pulled of the hat . Obviously, by Bill Gates.

Science is definitely starting to look more and more like an illusionist’s work. […] But what we can conclude after almost two years of pandemic is that the expert lives next to the politician's door. Especially the leftist one. And they feed on crumbs left by the Big Pharma. The more progressive the politician and the bigger the crumbs, the more of an expert they are.”

NARRATIVES: 1. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was invented by the world occult and Big Pharma to terrorize the population on the eve of holidays and impose a global dictatorship. 2. Bill Gates wants to impose global vaccination. 3. The experts are, in fact, in the service of left-wing politicians (an allusion to “sex-Marxists”) and Big Pharma companies.

LOCAL CONTEXT / ETHOS: The latest strain of the SARS-CoV 2 virus has had dozens of states impose travel restrictions at least until the related medical risks are elucidated.

On November 28, Israel  completely closed its borders to all foreigners in an attempt to limit the spread of the new Omicron strain. The US and Canada have also closed their borders to those coming from South Africa, where the new variant was discovered. Great Britain too has announced new measures against the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Japan announced it was closing its borders to new foreign visitors on Tuesday, and Australia postponed its long-awaited plan to ease border restrictions.Last but not least, the European Commission  proposed on 26 November that all flights between the EU and South Africa be suspended. By December 1, the number of countries announcing restrictions had reached 50. The Romanian authorities are also considering this new strain. The coordinator of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Valeriu Gheorghiță, has stated on the Antena 3 TV station that what we know so far is that Omicron is a much more aggressive and contagious variant.PURPOSE:  To promote conspiracy theories regarding the coronavirus. To induce skepticism and a state of relaxation regarding the new strain.

WHY THE NARRATIVES ARE FALSE: The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the Omicron variant poses a high risk of infection worldwide, an opinion shared by many experts around the globe.

The variant could lead to serious consequences in some regions, according to the WHO. The head of the organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyes, has made another call for a global effort to bring vaccines to the poorer nations and added that the COVID-19 virus “is not done with us”, the BBC reports.The article is based on classic narratives that reject the opinion of the scientific community about the coronavirus and challenge the measures taken to combat it. The primary source of such narratives, which appeared along with the pandemic, is Russia, but some are also invented / promoted by China or the far right, especially in the United States.

The Active News editorial quotes the same South African experts - Barry Schoub and Angelique Coetzee - who have stated that the symptoms related to the Omicron variant are still “mild”,  just like Russia Today.

One peculiarity, however, is the truncated citation of these experts who, in addition to talking about mild symptoms have also stressed that these are just the early days and we must wait and see in order to better understand the real danger posed by the new variant.The author also partially contradicts himself. In the first part he says that it is about Big Pharma's rapacity and interest in selling vaccines, then that the “world occult” is reorienting itself, as it can no longer invent new waves, to control the population through green certificates.

Everything is compared to Nazism and Communism, which are allegedly exercised in a modern manner by states that are imposing restrictions in various forms. These themes are recurring among the Russian propaganda that fuels the anti-vaxxer  rhetoric.

GRAIN OF TRUTH: The WHO has confirmed the detection at global level of a new Covid-19 variant, named Omicron.


  • Publication / Media:
    Activnews.ro
  • Date of publication:
    29/11/2021
  • Language / Target audience:
    Sceptic Romanians, anti-vaxxers and conservative religious groups
  • Amplification:
    flux.md
  • Key narrative:
    The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is an invention by the world occult and Big Pharma, meant to terrorize the population and impose mandatory vaccination
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  • NARRATIVES: 1. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was invented by the world occult and Big Pharma to terrorize the population on the eve of holidays and impose a global dictatorship. 2. Bill Gates wants to impose global vaccination. 3. The experts are, in fact, in the service of left-wing politicians (an allusion to “sex-Marxists”) and Big Pharma companies.
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