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Oldwoman70 Thu 02-Apr-20 10:37:59

During this worrying time a number of conspiracy theories are emerging so which ones, if any, do you believe? Some I have heard are:

The virus has been manufactured and released

By China (for what reason is unclear)

By a group of businessmen wanting to take over the world

By a mad billionare who wants to infect as many people as possible and then sell the cure and make a fortune

By various governments who will eventually state everyone has to have a chip inserted under their skin which will enable them to control and enslave us

BlueSky Thu 02-Apr-20 10:48:42

No 'they' were experimenting on germ warfare and this virus escaped!

GrannyGravy13 Thu 02-Apr-20 10:48:55

The China theory is easily explained as there is a Grade Four Virology Laboratory in Wuhan.

I cannot believe that this virus was deliberately released, however it is not beyond the realms of possibility that it accidentally came into contact with a lab technician who went on to be a so called super spreader.

The reality is we will probably never know for certain.

Teetime Thu 02-Apr-20 10:54:53

The Sanger Institute did the gene sequencing and apparently it traces to bat and pangolin so perhaps a giant bat and his pangolin buddy were invaded by space aliens and decided to take over the human world. grin

GagaJo Thu 02-Apr-20 11:02:43

I like yours best Teetime.

Firecracker123 Thu 02-Apr-20 11:14:38

The infected test animals were then sold at Wuhan market is one theory by a worker at the laboratory.

Oldwoman70 Thu 02-Apr-20 12:48:53

Don't start that one Teetime - everyone will be panic buying tin foil grin

QuaintIrene Thu 02-Apr-20 12:58:28

I read that somewhere Firecracker sounds plausible.
We will never know of that I am sure.

eazybee Thu 02-Apr-20 13:41:11

It would be good if the link to bats meant this country became a little more sensible about bat colonies.

M0nica Thu 02-Apr-20 14:36:52

I have better things to do with life, even in confinement, watch paint dry , for example than spend time endlessly reading about corona virus online.

The only fake news I heard, and it was described as that, was in the print media and that claimed that the the virus was developed and released by the US, as counter propaganda to the Chinese.

Elegran Thu 02-Apr-20 15:19:54

Going by experience in the past and scientific records, viruses don't NEED to evolve and spread the way these conspiracy theories are suggesting. Even human DNA has combined in it the DNA from other organisms from way, way back. That happened naturally, without the aid of prehistoric germ warfare experts plotting world domination.

Don't bother worrying yourself by believing any of the theories that are "going viral". Every time some big health event occurs, people's imagination runs riot - if they are not blaming it on power-mad scientists, they are claiming that it is God's punishment for our wickedness.

Greymar Thu 02-Apr-20 15:22:59

Kill all bats and replace with giant lizards.

Pikachu Thu 02-Apr-20 15:48:09

It all to do with the 5G network don’t you know? It’s them blinking Chinese sending it through hyperspace.

H1954 Thu 02-Apr-20 15:52:11

Search YouTube for what they eat in China, but perhaps NOT when you're having you tea! 😳

H1954 Thu 02-Apr-20 15:52:40

Oops YOUR tea!

3nanny6 Thu 02-Apr-20 15:58:35

I need to have my son as a GN member everything that goes on or goes wrong in the world he has his best answer which is do not listen to all those government stories etc, it is all a Big Conspiracy to frighten the people seems like he has got some like minded people on here.

Chestnut Thu 02-Apr-20 16:00:46

It is Mother Nature fighting back! Reduce the pollution and overpopulation at the same time. Our two biggest problems.🌳💐

M0nica Thu 02-Apr-20 16:03:34

I hope the Pangolins take over, they always look such gentle reflective animals

AGAA4 Thu 02-Apr-20 16:05:43

The virus was clearly released on the world by Ming the Merciless wink

GagaJo Thu 02-Apr-20 16:25:59

AGAA4, I LOVE that story! Ming would have the world at his feet.

rosecarmel Thu 02-Apr-20 16:42:34

I enjoy conspiracy theories- smile

Those that have been proven are far and few between, otherwise they're elaborate, imaginative story-telling- And depending on who is doing the telling, can be incredibly engaging-

One man in particular was so engaging to listen to- Michael Ruppert in the documentary Collapse-

My theory on the coronavirus: Back in December Kim Jong-un promised to give President Trump a Christmas gift- Christmas came and went and no gift was given to the President from the North Korean leader - Or so Trump thought- The gift might have been this virus-

N. Korea hasn't reported any cases of coronavirus, but has requested test kits and medical supplies- The WHO is providing support -

Then in March satellite images were shared exclusively with NPR that showed N Korea expanding a launch site facility that it promised to close-

The gift was the virus, to act as a distraction, weaken people and economies prior to a planned attack-

I'm sure a better story teller could do the above theory justice smile

vampirequeen Thu 02-Apr-20 16:56:35

I think SPECTRE is behind it. I'm sure Bond is somewhere glamourous making love to beautiful women, shooting bad guys and soon will be going into space in order to destroy seeding orbs that are spreading the infection in the atmosphere (a la Moonraker).

rosecarmel Thu 02-Apr-20 17:07:35

smile

sodapop Thu 02-Apr-20 17:16:31

I think there was an accident at the virology lab in Wuhan. Apparently they were using bats for experiments. I have never believed the Pangolin theory.

CherryCezzy Thu 02-Apr-20 18:37:18

It's obviously the wrath of Khan.