Wellness Influencers Are Spreading QAnon Conspiracies About the Coronavirus – Mother Jones

An unfounded far-right fever dream meets unfounded far-out fever treatments.   Wellness influencers have been having a field day over the coronavirus, with some taking advantage of people’s fears to hawk unproven supplements and drive traffic to their sites. A few have even touted forsythia as a natural treatment, stealing a plot point verbatim from Contagion, the prescient 2011 Hollywood …

Coronavirus: Anti-vaxxers defy lockdown to protest Canada’s quarantine measures | indy100

Over the course of the coronavirus crisis, we’ve seen a lot of people circulating stupid strange conspiracy theories online. There’s the infamous scare stories about 5G... and Trump’s ramblings that coronavirus is the work of the “deep state” trying to stop his re-election and trash the US economy. But now it’s time for anti-vaxxers to assume their usual place …

Anti-Vaxxers Sow Seeds of Doubt That Could Limit the Success of Future Coronavirus Vaccines | Science Times

Experts found a 40% overlap between those who are skeptical about the safety of the vaccine and those people who believe that the CDC exaggerates the risks of COVID-19 after analyzing the two overlapping Pew Research Survey data sets. Source: Anti-Vaxxers Sow Seeds of Doubt That Could Limit the Success of Future Coronavirus Vaccines | …

Inside the Frantic—and Frustrating—Race to Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine in Texas – Texas Monthly

Two Texas researchers believe they may already have one locked inside a Houston freezer. Over the past few weeks, Dr. Peter Hotez, codirector of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital, has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, offering his views on the typical production cycle of vaccines, COVID-19 testing shortages, and the …