Longshot Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. dished out wild COVID conspiracy theory at a press event at an Upper East Side restaurant.
Kennedy claims that COVID was a genetically engineered bioweapon. He floated the idea during a Q&A at Tony’s Di Napoli on East 63d Street.
There is an argument that it is ethnically targeted. COVID-19 attacks certain races disproportionatelyCOVID-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and black people. The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese.
We don’t know whether it was deliberately targeted or not but there are papers out there that show the racial or ethnic differential and impact.
We do know that the Chinese are spending hundreds of millions of dollars developing ethnic bioweapons and we are developing ethnic bioweapons.
They’re collecting Russian DNA. They’re collecting Chinese DNA so we can target people by race.”
There has been a growing consensus among US intelligence agencies that COVID-19 was man-made and escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China — but there is no evidence it was designed to spare certain religious groups or ethnicities.
Kennedy offered no studies to support his claims.
According to The Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at the University of Tel Aviv’s 2021 Antisemitism Worldwide Report, Kennedy’s remark echoed anti-Semitic literature blaming Jews for the emergence and spread of coronavirus which began circulating online shortly after the pandemic broke out.
Jewish organizations have blasted Kennedy for his remarks. The Anti-Defamation League said,
The claim that COVID-19 was a bioweapon created by the Chinese or Jews to attack Caucasians and black people is deeply offensive and feeds into sinophobic and anti-semitic conspiracy theories about COVID-19 that we have seen evolve over the last three years.”
Kennedy said afterward that the event had been off the record, but The Post said it was ‘On-the-record.”
Video obtained by the NY Post showing Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. saying coronavirus may have been ethnically targeted to 'attack Caucasians and Black people' and to spare 'Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese'. pic.twitter.com/zHiO2RzMOR— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) July 15, 2023
(Photo, screen grab; via NY Post)