There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet about the covid-19 vaccine. Although most people would write it off as a blatant conspiracy, the idea seems to have gained a lot of followers in the US.
20% of Americans believe there are microchips in Covid-19 vaccine
A YouGov study has found that 20% of Americans believe there is “definitely” or “probably” a hidden microchip in the vaccine.
The study, conducted in association with The Economist, found that people between the ages of 30 and 44 are the most likely to believe in this easily debunked theory.
A staggering 27 percent of citizens in this age category were definitely or probably in the camps.
Only 46 percent of people were definitely sure that the microchip theory was false. It is amazing that such an idea has been able to gain so much traction despite the fact that there is absolutely no evidence to support it.
You would think that a claim that depends on a physical object might produce a little evidence. If enough people say it is true, some people will believe it.
Conspiracy theory expert Dr. Geoffrey Dancy told Insider, “Recourse to conspiracism arises in times of great uncertainty, when we grope for explanations for things we can’t explain.”
“And that’s certainly what’s happening. So, if there is a pandemic, it’s actually a ‘demic plan,’ people planned it. Either it was Anthony Fauci or Bill Gates who planned it with their research, or they caused it with their research in China.”
“If a friend sends you a link to a strange-looking website or forwards you an email, you should always be skeptical.
Investigate when this happens instead of blindly believing what the content says. Remember the days when you would get an email that said if you didn’t forward it to at least 10 friends or you would die? No one died.