COVID-19 is a scare tactic.
Social media users have recently alleged that COVID-19 was just a scare tactic used to manipulate and control people.
Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found it to be fake. The claim has already been debunked by several fact-checking platforms.
The COVID-19 virus was not lab-made, and the pandemic restrictions were based on scientific data.
Evidence of COVID-19’s Origins
An academic study conducted by Kristian Andersen, Andrew Rambaut, W. Ian Lipkin, Edward C. Holmes, and Robert F. Garry, concluded that COVID-19 was the result of natural evolution and was not lab-made.
“By comparing the available genome sequence data for known coronavirus strains, we can firmly determine that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes,” Kristian Andersen said.
The use of COVID-19 as a “scare tactic” has therefore been ruled out.
The claim has been repeatedly shared since the beginning of the pandemic.
Misbar has previously debunked several claims related to COVID-19.