Guess who is behind most of the conspiracy theories that you might be seeing and hearing about the novel cornonavirus?
Yep, the usual suspects.
Who is Making Up the Novel Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories?
Why are they making up conspiracy theories about the novel coronavirus?
“This isn’t a ‘conspiracy theory,’ it is a scientific, medical theory. Its foundation is based on sound science, logic, and research, and the mainstream media needs to be asked whether it is going to pursue this link to SARS instead of trying to censor anyone who is trying to pursue truth via scientific fact.”Del Bigtree
Maybe it’s because that’s what they do…
“Antivaccine activists are incredibly consistent in two things. First, they are conspiracy theorists par excellence. This first observation should not be surprising given that antivaccine views are strongly grounded in conspiracy theories, particularly what I like to call the central conspiracy theory of the antivaccine movement, namely that “they” (the CDC, big pharma, doctors, etc.) “know” that vaccines cause autism and all the adverse health effects falsely attributed to them by antivaxxers but are covering up the studies and data showing that.”Orac on The latest antivaccine conspiracy theory: The 2019-nCoV Wuhan outbreak is due to a failed coronavirus vaccine
So what’s the “medical theory” that Del Bigtree is pursuing?
Wait, is Dr. James Lyons-Weiler really a virologist?
And how does his theory fit in with novel coronavirus theory that Bobby Kennedy has been pushing?
Or the idea that 2019-nCoV was genetically engineered to insert pieces of HIV into it and that 2019-nCoV is part of a plot to develop a bioweapon, having been stolen from a lab in Canada?
Of course, there is nothing to any of these conspiracy theories about the coronavirus.
Just like there was nothing to all of the conspiracy theories about the measles epidemic in Samoa.
Or all of the conspiracy theories about vaccine-strain measles causing outbreaks.
Don’t be fooled.
“At the core of conspiracy theories is a mistrust in authorities, the government, the media, professional associations, institutions, industry, and academia.”Katrin Weigmann on The Genesis of a Conspiracy Theory: Why Do People Believe in Scientific Conspiracy Theories and How Do They Spread?
“An important aspect of conspiracy theory is to come up with a seemingly coherent explanation that is consistent with one’s worldviews.”Katrin Weigmann on The Genesis of a Conspiracy Theory: Why Do People Believe in Scientific Conspiracy Theories and How Do They Spread?
Ask even more questions if you believe many of these types of conspiracy theories.
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