As coronavirus cases continue to proliferate and the global death rate is nearing the 50,000 mark, naturally people are feeding their anxieties by voraciously consuming movies and books about other outbreaks.
As fear spreads more than the virus itself the idea that there is somehow some sinister backstory surrounding this outbreak, conspiracy theorists, as their name suggests, are coming up with a plethora of scenarios that the governments of the world ‘just don’t want you to know’.
Although the tinfoil hat brigade are fanning the flames of suspicion and adding to an already troubling news cycle, the fact that some so-called conspiracy theories of the past, met with derision and ridicule at the time, turned out to be completely real. Most notably, ones perpetrated by our own government.
From the CIA testing LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs on Americans in a top-secret experiment on behavior modification called MKULTRA to the completely fabricated Gulf of Tonkin incident being used as a pretext to go to war with Vietnam, the history of government cover ups does have provable cases in the past. Learn more here.
Is this the case with the current coronavirus outbreak? Let’s have a look at the conspiracy theories doing the rounds on the internet so you can decide for yourself.