A Facebook account სუვერენული სახელმწიფო (Sovereign state) shared a video of Davit Tordia’s YouTube program Sword of Truth on May 7, 2021. In the video, Tordia claims that the coronavirus pandemic is actually a conspiracy to subjugate people, whereas the reports on the death rate of the coronavirus are fake and exaggerated. He also claimed that by introducing quarantining measures and vaccination programs actually aim to make people accustomed to dictatorship in the future. Tordia shows various videos as evidence of the aforementioned claims, which, he claims, show concentration camps of people who are afraid of the virus in Russia and Hungary. He added that by 2023-2024, coronavirus patients and vaccinated people will be moved to these concentration camps. The Facebook post by the Sovereign state emphasizes precisely this part of Tordia’s program. It claims that the concentration camps are being built for a sort of a pandemic regime.
Besides the claim about the concentration camps, Tordia also mentions in the video that several country leaders refused to take part in the “satanic” pandemic, citing Brazil, Sweden, and Turkmenistan. He states that the President of Brazil refused the coronavirus vaccines, while Sweden and Turkmenistan did not introduce any restrictions, so life goes on there as usual.
As of May 13, 2021, the post by Sovereign state had more than 5,800 shares.
Tordia’s claim that concentration camps are being built in Russia and Hungary to move the coronavirus patients and the vaccinated people there is disinformation. The videos, shown by Tordia, show field hospitals and medical complexes designated for the coronavirus patients. They are not concentration camps. In addition, the author of the video cites facts about Brazil, Sweden, and Turkmenistan without a context.
- Russia and Hungary are not building concentration camps that would allow them to establish “a pandemic regime”.
Davit Tordia shows several videos in his program that are, according to him, showing concentration camps for those brainwashed and vaccinated with the pandemic. In fact, one of the videos shown by Tordia depicts the construction of a large medical complex Voronovskoe, near Moscow. The construction of this complex, which is not a concentration camp, was launched on March 12, 2020 at an accelerated pace due to the pandemic, following an initiative by the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin. As Russian media report, the medical complex will comprise 12 buildings and accommodate up to 900 infectious disease patients. The original video, used by Tordia, showing the construction process, was first uploaded to YouTube by a user called LETMEBEL – Furniture for Business on June 13, 2020.
On September 5, 2020, a YouTube channel Шок- инфО 2 (Shock-info 2) uploaded this video with a different dubbing. Unlike the original this version of the video mentions that people will be intentionally infected with coronavirus tests and will then be sent to this clinic together with their families. The title of the video refers to the medical complex as a “concentration camp”. Davit Tordia uses precisely this video footage from Shock-info 2 in his program.
Another video, used by Tordia as an “evidence” of the construction of the alleged concentration camps, actually shows the reorganization of various buildings in Moscow, such as sports centers, to field hospitals. According to the subtitles of the video, they contain exclusive footage from a Russia media outlet RIA Novosti. As Ria Novosti reports, eight temporary hospitals were created from the outbreak of the pandemic to May 2020 in various buildings. RT also published analogous footage on May 10, 2020.
Both the first and the second videos were recorded during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Russia, back in spring 2020. As of May 13, 2021, there had been a total of 4,913,439 recorded coronavirus cases in Russia, while 114,723 people died from the virus.
The video, which Tordia shows in relation to Hungary, was originally uploaded by a TikTok user @dunacu on October 27, 2020. The description of the video simply reads: “Kiskunhaiasi COVID-19 epidemiologic hospital #discover Hungary”. Neither the video, nor its description include any mention of a concentration camp.
The construction of the epidemiologic hospital in Kiskunhaiasi, Hungary ended on April 11, 2020. It accommodates 150 patients. Victor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary, disseminated the video showing the interior of the hospital on April 11, 2020 via Facebook.
Disinformation about the construction of alleged concentration camps in the light of the coronavirus pandemic has been disseminated via social media earlier as well. Read more in an article by Myth Detector:
Disinformation About Concentration Camps Allegedly Being Constructed in Tel-Aviv for Anti-Vaxxers.
- Facts about Brazil, Sweden, and Turkmenistan are given without a context in the video.
According to Davit Tordia, the countries that have not introduced harsh quarantining measures, went against the “COVID Satanists”. By citing Brazil, Sweden, and Turkmenistan, Tordia tries to persuade the viewers that there is no need to use harsh quarantining measures, masks, and vaccinations against the coronavirus.
Jair Bolsonaro, the President of Brazil, has actively denied the need for introducing quarantine since the outbreak of the pandemic. On November 26, 2020, he stated in an interview that he did not intend to get vaccinated, and that he called upon all Brazilians to abstain as well. Bolsonaro rejected offers from vaccine suppliers for a long time. Meanwhile, Brazil became one of the most affected countries with the coronavirus in terms of infection and death rates. On April 12, 2021, the number of COVID-19 deaths in Brazil reached 270,000. After this, Bolsonaro signed several legal acts on purchasing vaccines, and the Government of Brazil started negotiations with several vaccine suppliers. By the end of April 2021, only 13% of Brazilians had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while the number of COVID-19 deaths reached 400,000 (2nd place in the world after the United States). In parallel, the National Congress of Brazil launched an investigation into the mismanagement of the pandemic by the Government of Jair Bolsonaro.
In Sweden, quarantine measures were not mandatory during the first wave of the coronavirus. The Government only issued social distancing recommendations and calls on the citizens to demonstrate social responsibility. However, the “Swedish model” of managing the pandemic, which was indeed an exception, does not mean that “the country refused to participate in a fake pandemic”. Moreover, in the recent months, Sweden has been tightening the measures step by step. Currently, gatherings of more than eight people in public places are prohibited in Sweden, whereas restaurants and entertainment facilities only work until 20:00. The isolation measures have been tightening in Sweden since January 2021. Since then, the daily death rate has been declining, but the infection rate remains high. Read more about Sweden’s policy at the early stage of the pandemic in the following article:
Does the Swedish model mean the rejection of coronavirus?
Turkmenistan, ruled by the authoritarian regime of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, locked down as early as February 2020. Since March 2020, it has been illegal to use the word “coronavirus”. Infections with the coronavirus have not been recorded in the country, and the Government claims that there have been no cases of coronavirus in Turkmenistan. Due to the restrictions of media and the freedom of speech, it is impossible to know the real situation with the coronavirus in the country. According to ABC, on March 27, 2020, the Government of the neighboring Uzbekistan published a recording of a phone call between the leaders of the two countries, where they discuss the measures against the coronavirus, indicating that the virus is likely spreading in Turkmenistan, especially in its border regions.
Other fake information disseminated by Davit Tordia.
- According to the National Statistics Office of Georgia, there is an 8.3% increase in deaths in 2020, as compared to 2019. According to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia, the number of deaths in 2020 increased by 895 as compared to an average number in the last five years. Therefore, the claim that the pandemic did not affect the death statistics in Georgia is false.
- Wuhan Institute of Virology belongs neither to George Soros, nor to Bill Gates. It is managed by the Government of China and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Neither Wuhan Institute of Virology, nor the coronavirus have any connection with the so-called “Patent 060606”.
Davit Tordia has disseminated disinformation via his YouTube program Sword of Truth earlier as well. Read an article written by Myth Detector on this topic:
Occultist-Satanic Building or the Georgian Intelligence Service?
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