This statement was made by Valery Solovey, a political expert and doctor of historical sciences, in an interview with the Ukrainian reporters. He excluded the version involving global conspiracy theories or participation of scientists from one of superpowers.
Recently, more and more statements of top and competent experts have been made in the Russian mass media. They shift the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic from the category of accidents to the category of carefully planned events. Thus, quite recently, Leonid Roshal, a well-known Russian surgeon, called the epidemic of the novel coronavirus “a drill in preparations for biological warfare.” However, there are those who believe that the epidemic is only partly the fault of a human being. Allegedly, COVID-19 is indeed of man-made nature and was developed artificially, but “has broken loose” by chance.
For example, according to one of the suggestions, the coronavirus infection was not only created artificially, but was a product of efforts by a group of enthusiasts, who almost from the first days of the epidemic were wanted by the intelligence services of a number of countries.
This statement was made by Valery Solovey, a political expert and doctor of historical sciences, in an interview with the Ukrainian reporters. He ruled out the global conspiracy theories, which claim involvement of scientists from one of the superpowers.
“I believe that the coronavirus infection is of artificial origin,” said Solovey. “I presuppose that the intelligence services of different countries are looking for someone accountable for inventing the virus. However, it might be a group of enthusiasts or scientists with money and ambitions rather than a country. As for the global conspiracy theory where the government is pitched against ordinary people, it is highly unlikely, even though the origin of the novel coronavirus appears to be artificial.
“The countries have closed their borders from each other because they themselves didn’t expect an unconventional threat of this kind, which they had never dealt with. Only now we are beginning to get repercussions from the coronavirus pandemic. First of all, in terms of economy.
“We are used to living in the world full of other viruses and infections,” said Solovey. “The COVID-19 infection may become one of them. Otherwise, people might have to choose whether to die of the virus or of starvation. In my opinion, people would rather leave their houses and go for work in order not to hit the economy.
“As a result, we might get used to coexisting with the coronavirus infection. However, the vaccine is very likely to be created in the short term.”