Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a worldwide pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China. The virus came from a “wet market” in which both dead and alive animals were sold; However, many conspiracy theories regarding the virus’s origin began some time into the spreading of it. 

The first conspiracy theory that people were lead to believe is that it was created in a laboratory as a bioweapon. Some people believe it was created in China, and others believe it was created in the United States. They believe that, either accidentally or deliberately, is was let out of the laboratories and began to spread. Conspiracy theorists say that this “man-made” virus was created in order to reduce over-population.

Another conspiracy theory is that the Coronavirus was predicted in a novel. Shortly after the Coronavirus began to spread, many theorists started pointing out a message from the book “The Eyes of Darkness” that supposedly predicts the virus. The story is about a boy who disappears and then is found to be in China, specifically, Wuhan. In the passage that was posted, the narrator speaks about a virus called “Wuhan-400” that was developed in a lab just outside the city of Wuhan. 

Finally, the last (crazy) conspiracy theory is that the virus is connected to the network ‘5G’. Just around the time that the coronavirus started spreading in Wuhan, China also turned on some of its 5G networks. Many people began writing about its possible connection and that they have been trying to warn us about 5G for years. Some of the believed effects of its radiation are that 5G radio waves mess with the oxygen levels of people around it. 

There is no known evidence that supports any of these conspiracy theory claims, which is why you shouldn’t believe all of them. Conspiracy theories are interesting to read and maybe you will be able to laugh at some of them for being so wild. For now, we will stick to the information we have been given about the Coronavirus. Make sure to stay home and stay safe!

Kathryn Smith

My name is Katie Smith. I am a sophomore who loves sports and drawing. I am from Bolivia. My favorite food is pesto. A word that would describe me would be kind.

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