How the Media Chose to Smear Bulgaria for Not Being Highly Vaccinated

Last Updated on May 7, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • The establishment media rely on smearing rather than evidence to discredit claims they don’t like.
  • We cover how they did this to Bulgaria.


Any country that does not follow the official Western guidance on dealing with the coronavirus will be pilloried in the major media outlets. It is instructive to observe what accusation they use to smear these countries.

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Smearing Bulgaria

The quotes from an article by Al Jazeera on vaccine hesitancy in Bulgaria is a perfect example of how false claims are used to smear people and countries that do not agree with the vaccines.

Bulgaria has the lowest rate of vaccinations in the 27-nation European Union, with just 21.8 percent of its population inoculated amid an abundant supply of vaccines.

One of the millions of Bulgarians who do not want to get the jab is Dimo Indzhov, a 30-year-old sales representative living in Sofia.

One of the millions of Bulgarians who do not want to get the jab is Dimo Indzhov, a 30-year-old sales representative living in Sofia.

“I’m not worried about side effects; every medicine has side effects. Rather, it’s the fact that the vaccines are very new and their trials on humans have been rushed through,” he told Al Jazeera.

Yes, this is true. The vaccines were rushed through. However, Dimo should be concerned about side effects as the covid vaccines are the most dangerous broadly prescribed vaccines ever invented.

Vaccine hesitancy has cost Bulgaria thousands of lives.

Since the mass vaccination campaign started in March, about 11,000 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered.

Al Jazeera has absolutely no evidence that it has cost lives. The 11,000 deaths were attributed to covid through the PCR test, which is entirely unreliable.

Experts told Al Jazeera that misinformation, poorly organised vaccination campaigns and conflicting messaging from politicians and health authorities are some of the reasons why vaccine uptake is so low.

Most of the misinformation on vaccines is coming from governments, pharma companies, and the media.

In that study, 52 percent said that COVID-19 is an artificially created virus; 40 percent believed it is part of a conspiracy by pharmaceutical companies to increase profits; 33 percent were convinced that the coronavirus was not worse than the flu; and percent believed that COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips that can control people.

All of these things are true..except for the last part. A vaccine cannot contain a microchip.

According to Dr Miroslav Spasov, a Sofia-based general practitioner, the spread of misinformation on social media platforms hurts doctors’ vaccination efforts. Of his 3,000 patients, only 700 are inoculated.

Again, what is misinformation? Most of the misinformation is coming from those that benefit from the vaccines.

Dr Spasov alleged that some doctors even discourage patients from getting vaccines, despite overwhelming evidence of their efficacy.

“I’ve had patients with chronic disease who I’ve managed to convince to get vaccinated. I’d then send them to a specialist for a second opinion and they’d come back saying, ‘The doctor said, don’t listen to your GP, don’t put this trash in your body,” he said.

Yes, these vaccines are trash. So these doctors are looking out for their patients, unlike in the US, where doctors seem to care little for their patients and only look out for their pharmaceutical associations and income.

Some Bulgarian doctors have publicly spoken out against the vaccine.

Vaccine scepticism among medical workers has also been reflected in relatively high rates of unvaccinated hospital staff. According to the Bulgarian Doctors’ Union, about 30 percent of doctors are not vaccinated against COVID-19. In some hospitals in Sofia, up to half of the personnel has not been inoculated.

Of course. The more you know about the vaccines, the more “hesitant” one will become.

Bulgaria, like other EU countries, uses a centralised data system to register citizens who have received a vaccine.

But in recent months, illegal schemes have emerged in which doctors charge people who refuse to be jabbed between $170 and $300 to issue them “proof” of vaccination.

It makes perfect sense to try to face vaccine certificates.

“In an election year, the politicians are afraid of losing votes given how divided society is on this topic and how much scepticism there is [towards vaccines],” Cholakov said.

He explained that a large-scale, systematic information campaign with cohesive messaging from health authorities – and the political elite – can give the vaccination drive the necessary push. – Al Jazzera

Yes, the politicians are paying attention to the electorate; however, the electorate is correct in this case.

This graphic seems to indicate that many Bulgarians have figured out the covid scam. 

Choosing the Smear to Use

For those, the mainstream media disagrees with internally, there is an agreed-upon list. These are some of the most common smears.

  • Bigot
  • Racist
  • Socialist
  • White Supremacist
  • Red State
  • Conspiracy Theorist
  • Discredited
  • Islamophobic
  • Xenophobic
  • Sexist
  • Homophobic
  • Spreading misinformation


Significant media must smear those that disagree with the standard narrative on any topic and their pharmaceutical funders. The most effective way to do this, mainly when the evidence is not on their side, is to smear those they disagree with.