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The Illuminati is behind the coronavirus, as an attack to take down President Donald Trump.
False. The origin of the coronavirus is not yet confirmed, but is thought to have originated in wildlife.
A video on YouTube details a claimed timeline of the virus’ propagation, stating that the pandemic is false and carried out by ‘the Illuminati’, consisting of Bill and Melinda Gates, the Rotschilds, the UK monarchy, the EU and the UN along with other actors. The video further claims that the purpose of this group is to take down US President Donald Trump by attacking the Chinese economy, and that this group is using the coronavirus as a cover up to shut down countries and airports, as well as leading mass arrests of politicians and celebrities, such as actor Tom Hanks and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife. Finally, the video urges everyone to take out their savings as the internet will be shut down and banks will then not function properly.
These claims are all false. As we have previously written, COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus and whilst the origin of the COVID-19 virus is not yet known, the Lancet concludes that “‘Scientists from around the world overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife.”
We have also previously has written about the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation conspiracy theory, as well as about false claims that the ‘deep state’ is behind the coronavirus as an attempt to take down President Trump.
The Lancet: “Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19”