Argentine journalist: Coronavirus was created by rich Americans and Israelis

Tomás Méndez says that deadly virus came not from bats, but from humans who are ‘the richest of the world’ and ‘the owners of your life’; apologizes a day later

7 April 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine journalist apologized after saying that the coronavirus was created by rich Americans and Israelis during a prime-time news program.

Tomás Méndez, host of the popular ADN Tv, said on Wednesday that “bats are not responsible for the coronavirus, humans are.”

Those humans, he said, are “the richest of the world, some born in the United States, others in Israel and another in Europe,” who “are the owners of your life, who created this virus.” He singled out the Rothschild family, who often appear in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and Bill Gates.

His comments triggered harsh criticism.