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The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories During COVID-19

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With 2020 behind us, it’s no surprise it has been a very busy year for conspiracy theorists. We’ve heard everything from 5G spread diseases to microchip tracking, face masks to satanic pedophiles in government. Unfortunately, history tends to repeat itself. During the Spanish pandemic flu, which killed over 20 million people, there were anti-mask groups…

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Mental Health

COVID-19 Brings a Pandemic of Conspiracy Theories

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. As the infection rate and death toll continue to rise, fear, racism, panic buying and conspiracy theories are becoming more common. Although conspiracy theories emerged as a cultural phenomenon in the 20th century, similar events have been observed alongside previous pandemics. When…

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