Claims about Russia, Covid-19 and 5G are almost all false – Full Fact


18 May 2021

What was claimed

Russia was the first country in the world to dissect Covid-19 corpses (going against WHO’s criminal orders of no autopsies.)

Our verdict

This is false. Scientists in Wuhan, China performed post-mortems as early as 16 February 2020, while the first Covid-19 death in Russia wasn’t announced until March 2020.

What was claimed

Covid-19 does not exist as a virus, but rather a bacterium that has been exposed to 5G radiation.

Our verdict

This is false. Covid-19 is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. 5G has nothing to do with Covid-19.

What was claimed

Covid-19 has been found to cause blood clotting.

Our verdict

It is true that abnormal blood clotting has been observed in some Covid-19 patients, but this is not the only potential serious outcome of the disease.

What was claimed

Ventilators and intensive care units were never used in Russia.

Our verdict

This is untrue. For example, one study in Russia looked at more than 1,500 Covid-19 patients in ICU, many of whom were given respiratory support via ventilation.

What was claimed

Covid-19 can be cured by antibiotic tablets, anti-inflammatory and taking anticoagulants such as aspirin.

Our verdict

While the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen has been tested in Covid-19 patients and the anticoagulant heparin has been used to treat some patients, it is misleading to say they “cure” the disease. Antibiotics are not used to directly treat viruses and aspirin can be used as pain relief in adults but not as a cure for Covid-19.