Coronavirus conspiracy theories you shouldn’t believe
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Conspiracy theory: COVID-19 is a ruse to distract us from a “doomsday” asteroid
A viral Facebook post claimed that NASA and the Vatican were hiding the discovery of an asteroid on its way to demolish our planet (similar to the doomsday asteroid in the Steve Carell film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). What’s the best way to hide the discovery of a doomsday asteroid? By unleashing a deadly and highly contagious virus that forces people to stay home. We’re not sure this actually needs to be said, but just in case: This an utter falsehood, according to Snopes. That said, conspiracy theorists aren’t always wrong.