COVID-19 has brought conspiracy theorists out of the shadowy corners of the internet into the mainstream.
It seems you can barely move in Bunnings for so-called ‘Karens’ gabbing into their mobile phone about a “plandemic” and conspiracies about the government trying to strip us of our rights.
But for mother-of-two Julie Diamond, the coronavirus pandemic has been the final nail in the coffin for the conspiracy theories she believed for the past 35 years.
“I am embarrassed and sad to say that I used to be an anti-vaxxer and conspiracy theorist,” says Ms Diamond, 50, from her home in Bayside, Melbourne. …