Study lumps in those concerned about vaccines with hair dryer huffers
October 14, 2020
A University of Cambridge survey has revealed that one in eight people in Britain believe that coronavirus is a globalist conspiracy designed to enable governments to usher in forced vaccinations.
The study, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, also found that close to one in five will refuse to get a Covid vaccine.
“Certain misinformation claims are consistently seen as reliable by substantial sections of the public,” proclaimed Dr Sander van der Linden, co-author of the study.
“We find a clear link between believing coronavirus conspiracies and hesitancy around any future vaccine,” van der Linden added.
The study blames “social media echo chambers,” asserting that people are believing what they read on their feeds without question.
The study also found that almost 23 per cent of people believe the virus escaped from a Chiense lab after being purposefully engineered.
As we have documented, there is extensive evidence to suggest this could have been the case, with scientists and virologists saying that it must be investigated.
The study lumped in this legitimate possibility with questions about 5G making people more susceptible to COVID, and home-treatments such as breathing in hot air from a hair dryer.
A total of around eight per cent said they believe 5G weakens the immune system, with seven per cent saying they believe the hair dryer huffing kills the virus.
The study also concluded that those with poor numerical literacy are more likely to believe coronavirus “misinformation”, and that improving people’s analytical skills could help them better determine what is “fake news”.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5:29 am