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What are the conspiracy theories around COVID-19? Show more Show less

Despite all evidence pointing to infected animals at China's Wuhan seafood market as the source of the COVID-19, 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?

COVID-19 is economically motivated Show more Show less

Money, money, money. Making more, or clearing large-scale debts? Whatever the precise reason, the virus was an economic opportunity.
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Pharmaceutical companies created COVID-19

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. COVID-19 is a financial opportunity.
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(ALERT: Visit the WHO for accurate information about the coronavirus pandemic)[1]

The Argument

Pharmaceutical companies make huge amounts of money from pandemics. Even if a vaccine is produced, in countries like America companies will profit hugely off of millions of people paying for it.[2] Author Gerald Posnet stated that “pharmaceutical companies view COVID-19 as a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity.”[3]

Counter arguments

"Scientists from multiple countries have published and analysed genomes of the causative agent, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2),1 and they overwhelmingly conclude that this COVID-19 originated in wildlife, as have so many other emerging pathogens."[4]



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