And all these theories and hypotheses owe to the fact that so many things are still poorly understood about the novel coronavirus, insufficient to satisfy the curiosity of people and even the government is not giving satisfactory answers to the questions of people. Is it an attempt to give answers to people's questions that these conspiracies come about, or to allay their fears or just to play some political stunts on some other people?
They say "in every rumour, there is an element of truth" but this saying has been misconstrued in ways that make people believe rubbish ideas instead of finding out the truth for themselves. But it seems people would naturally choose what they want to believe, irrespective of how stupid it may seem.
- Check WHO, CDC and National Disease Control guidelines
- Take every new information as false until you have verified it
- Verify new information before broadcasting
- Do not adopt measures or drugs that are not approved by health authorities
- Ensure that there is no harm associated before taking any medications and at what dose
- Adopt critical thinking in your evaluation of facts
The fact that information come from a non-authoritative source does not render it false and invalid but it should raise your suspicion and make you dive deeper to verify it.
At the end of all you choose to accept, ensure you keep your safety and the safety of others as the ultimate priority. And that means you must avoid spreading unverified information even if you choose to accept them for the time being.
A publicly declared falsehood can strip you of your honour if you were some highly revered intellectual, or remove from you the little intellectual status you have been able to build for yourself.