Covid Pandemic Conspiracy Theories – We are currently entering a time where we are trapped in the midst of the covid pandemic that has been stalking our every move for a long time. But did you know that there are several conspiracy theories about it? Even today, many people still believe in the COVID-19 conspiracy theory. A number of academics in the Research Cluster Innovation and Governance (CIGO) team of FIA UI found that there were still many people who believed that COVID-19 was a conspiracy by the global elite.
The majority of respondents who stated this were from Bogor City and DKI Jakarta, namely 24.1% and 22.5%, respectively.
Popular COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories among the Public
Biological Weapon Made in China
This conspiracy theory emerged, because Fox News host Tucker Carlson said that this virus may have arisen due to a leak of a study in Wuhan. This research is an initial design by two Chinese researchers, namely Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao from Guangzhou South China University of Technology. But Xiao himself told the Wall Street Journal that he had withdrawn the research and that the speculation was not true because it was not supported by direct evidence.
In addition, The Washington Post stated that in 2018 two American science diplomats made a research visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. They warned Washington about inadequate safety procedures in laboratories conducting risky research on viruses from bats. Richard Ebright, a professor of biological chemistry at Rutgers University, said the laboratory involved in releasing the virus was not credible.
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Made by Government
Many people believe that the corona virus is deliberately created by the government of one country to attack other countries. As quoted from the Miami Herald, the Venezuelan President said that the corona virus was a biological weapon that was deliberately created to fight China.
There is also Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s top leader, who has rejected American help to fight the new coronavirus on the grounds of conspiracy theories claiming it could be man-made by the United States government.
I don’t know how real these accusations are, but if there were, which sane person would trust you to give them a cure? Maybe your medicine is a way to spread the virus more.” Khamenei said, quoted by Al Jazeera.