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Started by DesEsseintes on May 22, 2020 7:15:45 PM
Coronavirus is a hoax

60% of adults believe to some extent that the government is misleading the public about the cause of the virus

40% believe to some extent the spread of the virus is a deliberate attempt by powerful people to gain control

20% believe to some extent that the virus is a hoax

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18468851.oxford-university-study-shows-publics-coronavirus-beliefs/

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AlanII - 22 May 2020 19:23:25 (#1 of 88)

60% of adults are a bit stupid (that's not what they're misleading you over, dummies.

40% of people are stupid thickies.

20% should be fucking sectioned.

Winner - 22 May 2020 19:25:11 (#2 of 88)

52% think leaving the EU is a good idea.

AlanII - 22 May 2020 19:26:11 (#3 of 88)

52% of those that voted.

Verdigris - 22 May 2020 19:26:24 (#4 of 88)

120% of the people were interviewed to create this survey.

DesEsseintes - 22 May 2020 19:52:27 (#5 of 88)

The distrust of everything sown is now begun to be harvested.

machiavelli - 22 May 2020 19:53:36 (#6 of 88)

I believe that:

  • The cause of the virus (well, the emergence - nothing "causes"a virus) is cross-species transfer in the manner described, unless evidence to the contrary emerges
  • Some governments have found it handy and are attempting to use it to trim the old and disabled, and to ram through normally unthinkable policies.
  • It's not a hoax. If anything, the deaths are understated.

MrPurple - 22 May 2020 19:55:01 (#7 of 88)

40% believe to some extent the spread of the virus is a deliberate attempt by powerful people to gain control



Why would they need to do that? They already have control. That's why they are powerful.

Duh.

surferboogiewhatever - 22 May 2020 19:55:28 (#8 of 88)

I don't think the government is misleading the public about the cause of the virus. I think they're either trying to mislead us or just haven't got the faintest idea what to do about the best way to contain it. The other two theories sound like bollocks to me.

darkhorse - 22 May 2020 20:03:42 (#9 of 88)

40% believe to some extent the spread of the virus is a deliberate attempt by powerful people to gain control

What makes me despair about this is that even if you have a sneaking resentment of the rich and powerful, that quite obviously this virus is massively inconvenient to the rich and powerful.

Why would you have a devious conspiracy to make your own life harder derrr!

moto748 - 22 May 2020 20:07:59 (#10 of 88)

I don't think the government is misleading the public about the cause of the virus.

They are in the US.

AlanII - 22 May 2020 20:11:52 (#11 of 88)

GPWM

xDiggy - 22 May 2020 20:12:40 (#12 of 88)

I have a number of UK-based American friends and they are in despair at the nonsense their families back home are coming out with.

hailesaladdie - 22 May 2020 20:13:16 (#13 of 88)

> The distrust of everything sown is now begun to be harvested.

Or manipulated further.

Oh, so you all now believe that we're withholding the source? You got us. Here we go, it's all China's fault. Let's all unite behind our enabling act as we fight Eastasia.

Paranoid? Probably.

Arjuna - 22 May 2020 20:16:52 (#14 of 88)

not sure I trust this survey, if you ask vague questions like this then not sure the answers tell you much.

browserbutton - 22 May 2020 20:19:29 (#15 of 88)

CHINESE BAT SOUP WOMAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plk2umugT0Y

GreenFuture - 22 May 2020 22:21:53 (#16 of 88)

One thing that the establishment and conspiracy-land share is an abject refusal to look at the overwhelming likelyhood that this pandemic is the result of environmental and animal abuse.

Must be a very co ordinated plan among all the medics of hundreds of countries to pretend all those deaths are Covid. How come there's no whistleblowers?

bailliegillies - 23 May 2020 09:25:30 (#17 of 88)

Has anyone done a poll on the numbers who believe that the government is just plain bloody incompetent and doesn't have a clue?

AlanII - 23 May 2020 09:28:24 (#18 of 88)

Must be a very co ordinated plan among all the medics of hundreds of countries to pretend all those deaths are Covid. How come there's no whistleblowers?

I can't think of a conspiracy theory that doesn't have that as a stumbling block.

Ginmonkey - 23 May 2020 09:29:41 (#19 of 88)

And more importantly what is the benefit to medics of taking part in this so called conspiracy?

AlanII - 23 May 2020 09:31:13 (#20 of 88)

They're probably on Bill Gates' payroll or some such idiocy.

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