13 March 2020
Laugh-out-loud corona conspiracy theories
The only virus that seems to be spreading faster than #COVID-19 is the viral sharing of conspiracy theories about the pandemic.
If you want to take a break from the doom and gloom, we’ve compiled some of the best conspiracy theories – or should we say coronaspiries – cooked up by the best of the tin-foil hat wearers out there.
US soldiers bought the virus to Wuhan
In recent weeks senior leaders in the Chinese Communist Party have been found scrambling to shift the blame from China for the outbreak and transmission of the virus to other countries.
This week a Chinese government spokesperson said that the US army may have “bought the epidemic to Wuhan” when they participated in the Military World Games in the city last year.
The CCP tried to kill off their population but the experiment backfired
With a population of 1.4 billion people and a virus will a death rate of about 2%, it is with simple arithmetic that this coronaspiry should be debunked.
But that hasn’t stopped the world from accusing China of knowingly releasing this virus as a weapon into the general population.
Perhaps more concerningly, we’ve noticed prominent thought leaders on social media sharing these sentiments with their followers.
Cocaine will NOT cure the virus
Did you see the rumour that a little blow could chase away the respiratory infection that has already killed more than 4,500 people?
We can sense your eyes rolling from here.
The French Government was forced to confront the rumours on social media who were concerned that people might start abusing the illegal substance.
God is smiting us because of climate change
We do have to admit there have been biblical themes happening lately with fires, floods and now plague.
But could a higher power be punishing us for ruining the planet?
You have to admit the timing is suspicious…
Albanians are immune to coronavirus
In a moment of over-confidence Albanians thought they were immune to catching SARS-CoV-2.
And why were Albanian’s supposedly immune?
In a double-conspiracy twist, Albania is one of the few countries which is not getting immediate roll-out of the 5G mobile network this year.
Apparently, 5G is sucking oxygen out of the air and causing the virus to spread quicker which could explain why other countries are being severely affected. LOL.
The Medical Republic can confirm that since the breaking of this ‘news,’ Albania has been forced to close all public bars and restaurants after its number of cases rose rapidly to 24 in a matter of days.
Not so immune after all…