Despite all evidence pointing to infected animals at China's Wuhan seafood market as the source of the Coronavirus, conspiracies abound. These claims range from international political plot to eccentric effort to undermine the Chinese economy. So, what are the conspiracies around this previously unseen, potentially devastating, illness?
Coronavirus is the realisation of an age old prophecy
Whether in ancient texts, or by modern mystics, the coming of a coronavirus-like disease has been prophesied for millennia.
Novelist Dean Koontz predicted the coronavirus in 1981
In his foreboding thriller 'The Eyes of Darkness', Koontz imagines a man-made virus called Wuhan created in its namesake city, sweeping the globe. The novel calls it the 'perfect weapon'.Explore
The Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga predicted the virus in the 1970s
Russian state-backed media has alleged that Baba Vanga predicted a devastating global health epidemic akin to Coronavirus.Explore
Coronavirus is the realisation of Nostradamus' 'Great Plague'
Recent interpretations of Nostradamus' predictions see the coronavirus as the long-awaited 'Great Plague' set to ravage a 'Sea City'.Explore
Coronavirus is a form of state control
The coronavirus was invented to create an opportunity for the extension of state power.
The coronavirus is caused by 5G
The diseases is being spread via 5G cell phone towers.Explore
Coronavirus is a man made biological weapon
As states posture for power and peace looks increasingly fragile, the virus was the perfect weapon to weaken others while avoiding warfare.
The coronavirus is part of the UK government's ongoing radioactive and biological warfare campaign.
The UK developed the virus in the same secret laboratory in which they developed the radioactive drugs that infected the Skripals, and killed Litvinenko.Explore
The US and Israeli governments created coronavirus together to attack foreign nations
These governments developed the virus together to leverage their positions against both China and the Middle East.Explore
The Chinese government created the coronavirus to attack foreign nations
The virus was deliberately created in a secret laboratory close to Wuhan. Scientists intended to use the illness to wipe out the US in the battle for global hegemony.Explore
Coronavirus is economically motivated
Money, money, money. Making more, or clearing large-scale debts? Whatever the precise reason, the virus was an economic opportunity.
The coronavirus is a Chinese government scam to reduce state pension outgoings
The Chinese government has already allowed certain SMEs to back out of established pension obligations and insurance fees to ease the virus' financial burden. Was it pre-empted?Explore
Pharmaceutical companies created the coronavirus
Disease is a lucrative business for pharmaceutical companies. During the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s, upwards of a $100 billion was spent on combative drugs. Coronavirus is a financial opportunity.Explore
Coronavirus is linked to alcohol consumption
Corona in name, corona by nature: the virus was named after the popular beer it originates from.
Corona started the coronavirus
The virus was named after the famous brewery, following accidental contamination of its beer.Explore
Coronavirus can be cured by taking drugs
We know the drugs don't work. but that hasn't stopped claims that illicit substances are a proven core for the Coronavirus.
Cocaine cures coronavirus
Taking the illegal drug, known for its potentially lethal strength, is the only known way to get rid of the virus.Explore
Alcohol cures coronavirus
Either spraying it on you or just drinking it will protect youExplore