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Conspiracy Theories Abound as President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

With the 2020 election sprinting toward the finish line, many were wondering what this year’s “October surprise” might be.  Well, they didn’t have to wait long, because just one day into October, we have the news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have both tested positive for COVID-19.

This is Common Sense Conspiracy, and we are not a news site.  You can find out the who-what-when-where from any number of sites out there, from the mainstream media on down, so we aren’t going to waste our time talking about the circumstances leading up to this diagnosis.  We’re here to talk conspiracies, and as you may well imagine, they are running rampant right now in our circles.

There are three schools of thought here and we are going to take a look at each one.

They Were Infected on Purpose

Now bear with us, because this theory takes a winding road that you may not immediately expect.  The first thing you think is that somehow the Democratic Party was able to get Trump infected.  Why would this help them?  That’s an easy one.  It effectively grounds his campaign rallies and ground game in the critical final stretch of the election just around the corner.  It has been widely reported that Trump’s staff was using these rallies as a means to sign up newly interested voters, and they were signing them up at a dizzying rate.  With Trump no doubt planning a blitzkrieg of these rallies over the next few weeks, this deals a pretty substantial blow to the President’s campaign strategy.

How could the Democratic Party insure that Trump would be infected with coronavirus?  Easier than you might think.  After all, the Trump administration isn’t exactly known for rigorous protocols to protect against this sort of thing.  Since the current theory is that the President was infected by Hope Hicks, the strategy may have been to get her sick and then let nature take its course.  Donald Trump may be 74 years old, but he never missed an opportunity to be as close to Ms. Hicks as he could be, and there are numerous photos of him with his arm around her and the like.  You want to get Trump infected with COVID-19 for sure?  Get a pretty girl infected that is close to him and send her on her way to do the deed for you.

They Were Infected on Purpose (Part 2)

There’s a whole different side to this theory, however.  What if President Trump decided to get infected on purpose?  It sounds crazy at first, but think about it.  There’s a sympathy factor here.  Then, it could completely validate some of his outlandish theories about various therapeutics.  Imagine if Trump beats COVID-19 quickly with any of the remedies he has recommended in the past?  Believe it or not, there are benefits to Trump coming down with the virus at this juncture.  It’s probably not the most likely scenario, but it’s certainly possible.

A Convenient Coincidence

Yes, you can’t harp on the conspiracy theories without at least recognizing the possibility that it’s all nonsense and this all happened by coincidence.  Trump, surrounded by all of these people all the time, just happens to finally contract COVID-19 at this point in the campaign.  As earlier pointed out, Trump isn’t known for his precautions.  It’s certainly possible that the lax way he went about things has resulted in him now contracting the potentially deadly virus.

For those of us that prefer the conspiratorial side of things, there are still some questions to ask.  A lot will be made of when Trump’s people knew about Hope Hicks and what precautions were taken.  Trump still traveled to his fundraising event after apparently knowing that he may have been exposed.  One problem in the official account of things is timing.  After Hope Hicks’ diagnosis went mainstream, Trump was going to get tested, but there was significant gap in time between the test and the results.  Everyone has heard the bragging from Trump and everyone else involved with the administration about rapid testing that takes place constantly among the President’s staff.  Why did it take hours to find out that Trump and his wife were positive?  Or did they know in minutes but were planning how to handle the aftermath?  And was Hope Hicks’ diagnosis never supposed to go mainstream so Trump could just continue as normal, secretly knowing that he had COVID-19?

The possibilities are endless,  and  the speculation is only beginning this morning.  It will be a wild couple of weeks as more facts come to light and we see if either Trump or the First Lady show any severe symptoms.  Check back with us for more updates.  As always, we want to hear what you think in the comments below.

 

Dr. Stella Immanuel Reveals COVID-19 Cure — She Also Believes in a Lot of Conspiracies

A group of doctors stormed Washington trying to dispel fear mongering related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 that has ravaged the country and become a divisive political lightning rod in recent weeks.  One doctor in particular, Dr. Stella Immanuel, made really big waves with her outright revelation that all this is silliness because the cure has been right in front of our preferably unmasked faces all along.

Dr. Immanuel insists that hydroxychloroquine, the controversial drug that Donald Trump heralded as a quick fix for COVID-19 a few months back, does indeed cure the virus, and so effectively in fact that at her practice, they don’t even worry about wearing high-quality masks because the drug virtually eliminates the virus from circulating.

Her speech became super-viral (no pun intended) when Donald Trump Jr. and the President himself started retweeting the video, recognizing it as even more proof of what Mr. Trump has been saying all along.  After all, Trump has even went as far as to insist that he himself takes hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure.

Mind you, this is all in stark contrast to the opinions of many in the mainstream media and the FDA, who just recently pulled the plug on the drug saying there is absolutely no evidence that it has any effect on coronavirus whatsoever.

The mainstream media wasted no time discrediting Immanuel with all hands on deck.  Now, it is coming to light the good doctor believes in some conspiracy theories that, well, a lot of our readers tend to be interested in as well.  She even believes in reptilian leaders and that there is a vaccine being developed to eliminate religion.  She may even be one of our loyal readers here at the CSC for all we know, so hopefully she’s getting good, reliable information to feed her curiosity.  In any case, she is already being banished from social media (not just the speech, but her entire presence) for spreading “disinformation” and now she says there is an effort going on to have her medical license taken from her because she believes in hydroxychloroquine.  And she really believes in it, saying out flat that there is no reason to wear masks when we have a cure right here that is readily available.

What do you think?  Is Dr. Immanuel nuts?  Or the real deal?  Would you take hydroxycholorquine if you thought it would protect you from the virus?  We want to hear what you think in the comments below.  We have posted the video below, but these video links are being taken down just as fast as they come up because there are many that wish to silence this talk as quickly as possible.  We are working on a way to get the video up permanently on our site without having to rely on links in the next couple of days.

Unsolicited Seeds Arriving Via Mail All Over the United States

In a story that could only happen in the year 2020, there are increasing reports of unsolicited seeds being mailed to people all over the United States.

2020 not crazy enough for you?

Yes, that’s what we said.  Seeds.  Not illegal plants, either.  Just seemingly ordinary seeds in ziploc bags, mostly from addresses in China.

What’s up with that?  There are a lot of theories.  Some believe it is an elaborate plot to get people to plant seeds in the United States that will choke out other plants and damage the food supply chain.  Hard to believe enough people would follow through and plant the seeds to make that a real possibility, but hey, you never know.

The video below has some good information about what this might be all about and the effects it could have if it were to be successful.  What do you think?  Is this an elaborate conspiracy based in China?  Or just a set of unusual coincidences?  Well, the United States Department of Agriculture is taking it seriously, formally recommending that these mysterious packages not be opened or used, and they should be reported upon arrival.

Conspiracy Unmasked — Dr. Fauci’s Mask Habits At Nationals Game Causes Much Speculation

You all know the story by now.  Don’t wear a mask.  Wear a mask.  Wear a mask maybe.  Wear a mask sometimes.  Wear a mask everywhere.

Many Americans have been troubled by the wide inconsistencies in advice from health professionals about what to do to slow the spread of COVID-19, and no other figure has become more of a gas-lighter for this frustration than Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fauci became the face of coronavirus in the United States and really worldwide during the opening weeks of the crisis, but now he has found himself buried by President Donald Trump who has labeled him an “alarmist.”  Still, Fauci has continued to do his part, as he sees it, in the fight against COVID-19, and that has included emphatic support for face coverings in the United States.  This has slowly led many American states to adopt mask mandates which has triggered plenty of controversy.

Everybody needs a break from their face covering now and then.

As for whether masks work for real or not, that is another article.  You can literally find whatever opinion you like on the Internet, and not just from crackpot sites (like the CSC) but major mainstream news sources.  Even the WHO and CDC often have contradictory information posted all over their sites.  Fauci himself has told Americans every version of the story, but now he is on the mask bandwagon.  Unless of course, it means that he has to wear one when he doesn’t want to.  That’s unacceptable.

The good doctor threw out the first pitch (if you could call it that) at the opening game for the Washington Nationals, where he was incidentally one of only three fans allowed to attend.  Despite an empty stadium, the three of them sat right next to each other, and a photographer on the premises managed to catch Fauci and company taking off their masks to enjoy the breeze.  The photo went viral and is now the latest meme on every social media service.

For his part, Fauci says that it was really hot out there and he was drinking water.  His defense is that the photo caught him at an opportune moment when he had just taken a drink of water, making it appear that he was not wearing a mask.  There is no mention of his partner to the right of him dangling her mask in the wind on her fingers, or the complete lack of social distancing.

Does Fauci’s defense hold water?  Well, that’s up to you.  There is no video of the moments surrounding the incident that show if Fauci is telling the truth.  He wore the mask diligently while throwing out the pitch on the mound, incidentally when no one was anywhere near him.  Maybe we have to face the facts here that Fauci wears the mask to push an agenda, not because he thinks it necessary for himself or even those immediately around him.

It looks like Dr. Fauci is a lot more concerned about you getting the coronavirus than he is about himself getting it.  Make of that what you will.  Do you believe him?  Is Dr. Fauci really on the mask bandwagon, or just when the cameras are rolling?  We want to hear you thoughts in the comments below.

Are Mask Face Coverings for COVID-19 the “Mark of the Beast?”

We here at Common Sense Conspiracy have always prided ourselves on taking a common sense approach to conspiracy theories in general and using good old-fashioned logic and reasoning paired with fact-checking and research to form a positive opinion for our readers. That means sometimes we have to tackle more outlandish theories that we may believe on the surface to not be worth the effort. This topic is one of those. We wouldn’t have gone there, but our readers are posing the question. So it’s time for the CSC to take a cold, hard look at the controversy of face coverings and whether any of these theories hold water.

Masks have polarized the nation during a time of crisis.

Using masks to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has become a lightning rod for controversy in the United States particularly. Some of this is probably due to organizations that are supposed to be providing a united front but have not at all since the pandemic began. For example, even now, the United States Center for Disease Control says that masks are a great way to stop the spread. OSHA that watches over occupational safety hazards says the masks are mostly useless. Anthony Fauci, the leading expert on epidemics in the U.S., says face masks are the key. The President of the United States dismisses this as fiction and absolutely refuses to wear a mask himself, even going as far as to chide reporters and staff around him that do decide to wear a mask. Pair this with the fact that the CDC and international World Health Organization themselves couldn’t decide about masks earlier when this all started, and you will see that there is an awful lot of conflicting information out there.

The reality is that if you do your research, you will find a consensus that masks do help, but they are certainly not bulletproof. The bulletproof solution to stopping the spread is staying at home and away from others. This strategy is 100% effective. The masks are a last-ditch effort to offer some protection if you just can’t avoid going out and being around others. In America, where the lockdowns were mostly half-hearted efforts to begin with, the easing of restrictions just meant that people went back to doing whatever they liked. Wear your mask and you’re invincible! It’s not true, and it’s probably part of the reason the United States continues to see cases swell out of control because people are latching on to the mask-wearing part of the advice more than the stay at home part of the advice.

Having said all of this, it probably makes sense to wear a mask if you are going to a place where you might be in close contact with someone beyond your control. It is probably better than nothing. Still, the policy of social distancing or maybe just not going places that aren’t absolutely necessary is still far superior. So why do so many Americans find face coverings to be so controversial? Well, it’s the shame game at work.

See, people that believe in the masks take it as an offense if someone else isn’t wearing one. They see it as they don’t care if they endanger other people. People who don’t wear masks regard those that do as silly for the most part, or overly paranoid. They don’t shame them for it, though. A certain segment of the population that does believe wholeheartedly in the face masks lashes out at those that don’t, and then they turn to legislation for mandates to force people to wear masks. This only creates more division and controversy between the two factions.

The winner, of course, is the government, who is enjoying every second of this unprecedented situation that has allowed government overreach to extend to levels we simply have not seen before in the United States. Now, as more and more communities are deciding to make the decision to mandate mask utilization in public areas outside the home, conspiracy theories are popping up everywhere that this could be the “Mark of the Beast” that is prophesied in the Bibles Book of Revelations. One of the sure signs of the end being near is this mark which all people have to take to do business, even if they are fervently against what it represents. As more and more places refuse to allow entry or barter with people that won’t don face coverings, some are asking the question. Is this the mark?

Face coverings during pandemics is not a new notion. There is nothing novel about this part of COVID-19.

Well, below you will find some examples of what is going around on the Internet about this, and as you might imagine, Christian fringe conspiracy theorists are really pushing that narrative. As always, though, we caution our readers to take a step back and think this all the way through. Remember, this is not a new phenomenon, although it may be new to these American generations. Back in the early 1900s, the so-called Spanish Flu pandemic caused mass use of face coverings also. Eventually the flu ran its course, killing millions, but establishing enough herd immunity that it ceased to be a big problem in the years thereafter. So, if this were really the Mark of the Beast, then why did it never catch before? Furthermore, while it is becoming more widespread, there are still millions of places in the United States where mask wearing is not only not mandated, but not even encouraged. If this is to be a sign of the things that are foretold in Revelations, mask wearing will have to really gain a lot more acceptance before this pandemic gets under control.

So, is wearing a mask going to save us all? Well, the evidence indicates that it is better than nothing, but a whole lot less effective than just isolation. However, it is far from becoming some sort of government mandated thing to do business. Once the pandemic either subsides on its own or a viable vaccine is produced, then it is a lot more likely that Americans wearing face masks will become something as odd as it seemed back when all this started. In the meantime, we put some examples of people that do not agree with our assessment below so you can make up your mind for yourself. As always, we would love to hear what you think about this in the comments below.

Did Murdered Researcher Bing Liu Have the Answer to COVID-19?

Conspiracy theorists are often the butt of jokes, especially in the mainstream media, but here we have another situation where it just goes to show that conspiracies are very real and everywhere around us.

Bing Liu, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, was “on the verge of making significant findings” when he was mysteriously the victim of a murder-suicide combo.  At just 37 years of age, Liu was apparently a gifted and well-respected researcher that was eagerly pursuing knowledge about the novel coronavirus that has swept the globe, destroying lives both through disease and economic impact.

The murder-suicide came as a surprise, as Liu was not involved in anything that would make you think something like this would happen to him (unless, of course, you count doing meaningful and successful research on COVID-19).  While early reports indicate that Liu did have some relationship with his killer, a motive has not been determined.

So, those in conspiracy circles around the world are asking the obvious question here.  What did Liu know and how close was he to going public with his findings?  And was this a potential game-changer for fighting the virus?

On the surface, you may ask why anyone in their right mind would oppose someone making a breakthrough on COVID-19.  Yet, there is a huge demographic in the United States that does not want to see the virus end for a variety of reasons.  There are some that want to see this continue for political advantage.  Others are playing a stock market game (notably China), buying up American stocks while they are in crisis mode to reap huge rewards down the road when it rebounds.  Also, remember that the doctor that was about to warn the world about COVID-19 died quickly in China.

The bottom line here is that knowing something about COVID-19 that may make a positive impact usually means you stop breathing shortly thereafter.  And then there is the way it occurred.  No COVID-19 diagnosis here.  A murder-suicide is abrupt and indicates that someone out there knew Liu had to be stopped sooner rather than later, and there was no time to arrange a less mysterious accident.  This was almost an act of desperation.  Obviously, a murder-suicide leaves no one to ask why.

As more facts come out about this, we will certainly rehash this again, but the reality here is that there is almost zero chance that there is not something going on with this story.  It serves multiple purposes too.   It silenced Liu, but it also sent a very real message to other people out there that might be getting close to a breakthrough on COVID-19 that they best turn out the lights and go home.  If you get too close, bad things happen.  The message sent may be more important than the silencing of Mr. Liu.

What did he know?  Now, we will probably never find out, but it does seem to indicate that there is someone out there that knows the truth about COVID-19, and they will stop at nothing to keep that from getting out there.

Is COVID-19 the Greatest Hoax of Our Time? Doctors Speak Out

No one wants to discount lives lost, and we at the CSC are no exception. However, the time has come for those that claim the monicker of common sense to start asking some questions about the official account of things here. After all, that is what we do. So, we are opening the discussion now. Is COVID-19 a hoax? And if so, is it the greatest hoax of all time?
Well, the answer lies in interpretation, like most things in our world. What makes a hoax a hoax? Well, in the purest sense of the word, COVID-19 is definitely not a hoax. What we know is that it is a real virus that is apparently never been seen on Earth before, and it has spread to millions of humans. It has killed many, but nowhere near the doomsday projections. Those in the medical community in positions of influence have set forth unprecedented, martial-law like restrictions on the population that they are now heralding as the reason the virus has not been worse. This may be true, and it may not be. The initial projections of 2.7 million Americans dying were very dire. Now, we find out that 2.7 million Americans have already had the virus in New York and many didn’t even know about it. The numbers, quite frankly, are suspect.
We’ve gone over all the conspiracy theories. Did China create the virus to harm us? Is the government seeing how much freedom we will give up under the threat of a pandemic? Is this all a ploy to sidetrack an election year?
Maybe the real mastery of COVID-19 is that the answer to all of these questions could potentially be yes. So is it a hoax? No, it’s real. The reactions to it may be the hoax part. It may be that when all is said and done, all of the measures taken to fight this virus were the real enemy instead of the virus itself.

It is becoming increasingly clear as more data from testing comes in that the narrative the media and the various health organizations of the world were pushing on the general public were grossly incorrect.  This will be blamed in part on the recommendations of those very people and organizations that put us in this situation.  Social distancing, wearing masks, and quarantine will be heralded as amazing strategies that were amazingly executed, leaving millions of lives unaffected by COVID-19.  Most of the general public will buy this, and when the next nasty flu season comes around, they will happily shut things down again.  Governments all over the globe have been given a kill switch to use at their leisure.  Sadly enough, those people that accept this are not the people that will be reading things at sites like Common Sense Conspiracy, and if they are exposed to it, they will brush it off as fiction when everything we are saying here is actually based on factual data.

In Sweden, where they basically carried on as normal with some social distancing recommendations, the percentages of cases versus deaths versus the population was almost identical to neighboring country Norway that aggressively practiced all of the nonsense we are seeing America.  The payoff was a statistically insignificant savings.  When you figure out the economic impact and the spike of other illnesses that are not being treated during the culture of fear that has been created, it will look more and more like we did the wrong thing in the rear view mirror.

Does that mean that everyone overreacted?  Yes, that’s what it means.  We have empty hospitals and doctors and nurses being laid off because the surge never came while people that need care for other things are either too afraid to come or are being told that they can’t come because we must keep space for the surge of COVID-19 patients in critical condition that is probably never going to come.  But were we wrong to overreact?  That’s a different question.  The models were doomsday.  So-called experts said it was going to be really bad and overwhelm our medical facilities.  We took action, and while it may have not been necessary at least at this level, it’s not necessarily a bad decision to make that call based on the what we knew then.  The question is why are we continuing this when we know what we know now.  The data is in.  It’s not going to be that bad from here.  Maybe what we did helped, and maybe it didn’t.  There’s certainly no evidence that it did if you look around the globe and compare real statistics and not anecdotal evidence.  Also, remember that many, many people did not follow most of these guidelines at all.  Many, many businesses kept right on going through the crisis.  How effective could these measures really have been when you factor in all the folks out there that didn’t participate from the start.

We have included an absolutely incredible video below of a physician from California who decimates the mainstream media’s narrative of COVID-19 in an hour-long analysis of real facts.  As you might imagine, this will not be reported on CNN, Fox News, or any organization associated with the mainstream media.  They only report death and destruction, because that is what they seek, and that is what they continue to hope for.

If you watch these videos, and we hope you will give it a chance, notice how the members of the media that were present try to roadblock the discussion at every turn and then act incredulously ignorant as to everything that is coming out of these doctor’s mouths. They literally are trying to make sure the truth does not get out by actively railing against it at every turn. You think they do that on their own accord? You think they were taught that in journalism school? There is something much deeper at play here. Let us know what you think in the comments below.