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Who are we to trust of those offering worrying theories about the virus that seems to be ending our normal way of life, whether we live here, across The Pond, in India or in God’s Own, Down Under?

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Wikipedia lists some of the odd notions and yet puts its views in a way that hardly help our concern.

It says that misinformation related to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic consists of conspiracy theories and disinformation which can be spread ...

As well as ...

‘... through social media, text messages, mass media ...

'As well as the state media of countries such as China, Iran and Turkmenistan.' It states that they may be propagated by celebrities, politicians, or other prominent public figures.

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‘Some misinformation and disinformation claimed the virus was a bio-weapon with a patented vaccine, a population control scheme, or the result of a spy operation.

State involvement

'Some of these misinformation and conspiracy theories may have state involvement.

‘Some world leaders have also downplayed the threat of the virus and disseminated misinformation,’ Wikipedia reports.

Not really helpful, I’d say. However, whoever, and whatever, the virus has certainly found the cleverest way of changing our lifestyles, our way of managing our daily lives.

Could it really be a variation of a world war, doing away with the old business of military forces, bombings and spilled blood, without even letting us know who is this extraordinary conqueror of our daily lives?

That wonderful friend, Gerry Roos, has sent a short-short film across the Atlantic to help keep us up-to-date with what she and her friends see.

It’s certainly worth noting and so, too, the astonishing remarks in the second short clip of - apparently - Bush the younger in his presidency in 2005 outlining risks posed by pandemics.

Gerry's short recommended film is here ⇒⇒

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