Coronavirus pandemic caused flood of the conspiracy theories. From the infamous scare stories about 5G network to Trump’s ramblings that coronavirus is the work of the “deep state” trying to stop his re-election and trash the US economy.
After 5G stories, allies, secret wars and stuff, turn has come fot anti-vaxxers.
On Easter Sunday, a group of protesters, led by an anti-vaxxer and documented by a conspiracy vlogger broke social distancing rules to stage a demonstration on the streets of Vancouver, Canada.
Videos show the group holding a sign featuring an illustration of coronavirus and the words “Fake News”.
The “rally” was reported on by VICE Canada’s Mack Lamoureux. He was told by organiser Susan Standfield-Spooner that Canada’s coronavirus quarantine measures have caused her to lose about 80 per cent of her income. She thinks that the “deaths and homelessness that come from the financial strife brought about by the closures of business are far worse than the health impact” of coronavirus.
Standfield-Spooner said that a 70-year-old woman helped organised the event, which is concerning seeing as we already know that people over 70 are more at risk from coronavirus than younger people. She also said she thinks the death tally is being exaggerated and that coronavirus was intentionally released upon the world. Sigh.
In possibly the best soundbite ever, she said she thinks disease is infectious but not deadly, “like herpes”. Alrighty then. We’re safe if you say so.