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What are the conspiracy theories around COVID-19? Show more Show less
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Despite all evidence pointing to infected animals at China's Wuhan seafood market as the source of the COVID-19, conspiracies abound. These claims range from international political plot to eccentric effort to undermine the Chinese economy. So, what are the conspiracies around this previously unseen, potentially devastating, illness?

COVID-19 is the realisation of an age old prophecy Show more Show less

Whether in ancient texts, or by modern mystics, the coming of a COVID-19-like disease has been prophesied for millennia.
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The Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga predicted the virus in the 1970s

Russian state-backed media has alleged that Baba Vanga predicted a devastating global health epidemic akin to COVID-19.
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Context

(ALERT: Visit the WHO for accurate information about the coronavirus pandemic)[1] Some believe the predictions made by blind Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga before her 1996 death, are accurate. These people claim Vanga prophesied huge global events including the 2004 tsunami, Obama's presidency, and famously the fall of the twin towers, when she cried,"Horror, horror! The American brethren will fall after being attacked by the steel birds. The wolves will be howling in a bush, and innocent blood will be gushing."

The Argument

So-called 'Balkan Nostradamus' Baba Vanga claimed an uncontainable virus would fill every corner of the globe in 2020.[2] Before she died, while visiting a friend she claimed that "the Corona will be all over us."[3] This clearly refers to COVID-19, an eerily prescient prediction.

Counter arguments

Many of Baba Vanga's alleged prophecies remain unrealised. These include a four year global war in 2010, the 1994 FIFA World Cup finalists and the end of the US Presidency. The idea that Baba Vanga predicted COVID-19 is nothing but misinformation from the pro-Kremlin media.[4]

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References

  1. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
  2. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/coronavirus-predicted-blind-mystic-baba-21682143
  3. https://www.aaj.tv/english/latest/baba-vanga-predicted-coronavirus-before/
  4. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/baba-vanga-predicted-the-coronavirus/
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