The New York Post reports that Democratic Presidential candidate Robert Francis Kennedy recently claimed that COVID-19 was genetically engineered to target, and spare, specific ethnic groups.
At a press event at a New York restaurant, Kennedy claimed that "Because of the genetic structure of the H2 receptors, which are different among different receptors, COVID-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and black people."
Kennedy continued: "The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese. We don't know if that was deliberately targeted, but there are papers out that show the racial and ethnic differentials and the impact of that."
Kennedy explained that his claim was based upon two years of research for a book he intends to publish on the subject of biological weapons. He also stated that both the United States of America and the Chinese government are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on racially targeted biological weapons, and that the Ukraine war was due in part to an attempt to collect vast amounts of Russian DNA samples for that purpose.
Kennedy responded to the New York Post and claimed that "the story is mistaken".
"I have never, ever suggested that the COVID-19 virus was targeted to spare Jews", he explained, "I accurately pointed out — during an off-the-record conversation — that the U.S. and other governments are developing ethnically targeted bioweapons and that a 2021 study of the COVID-19 virus shows that COVID-19 appears to disproportionately affect certain races since the furin cleave docking site is most compatible with Blacks and Caucasians and least compatible with ethnic Chinese, Finns, and Ashkenazi Jews. In that sense, it serves as a kind of proof of concept for ethnically targeted bioweapons. I do not believe and never implied that the ethnic effect was deliberately engineered."