The following individuals and groups, who have historically focused on denying or downplaying the risk of man-made global warming, have turned their attention to the COVID-19 crisis.

This set of examples examines those who have promoted conspiracy theories regarding the original, spread, and other aspects of the coronavirus epidemic.

*Please note that automatic transcripts were generated for some of the video materials, and while we have reviewed the transcripts, there may still be errors. Contact DeSmog if you notice any errors and we will address them as soon as possible.*

These examples are taken out of a larger body of evidence DeSmog has gathered on COVID denial.

Alex Jones

MUST WATCH FULL SHOW – 03:24:2020 – We’re Not A Nation Of Cowards, This Is Not How America Works, Time To Go Back To Work!“ The Alex Jones Show

Alex Jones: [00:19:49] But this whole random stay in your homes, it’s all about the vaccine coming out next year. Force inoculation. They admit it’s all about programming people. And now they say that’s all coming out just as we warned you.

Alex Jones: [00:30:04] So what I don’t like is the fawning over the hysteria and the getting into it and the and the people enforcing made up stuff on themselves and exaggerating and then getting into how they’re complying. But see, we’ve been turned into a nation of jellyfish, of followers, of cowards. There’s still a lot of good people. But we have to be leaders and not comply with the mind control and the exaggeration. And we have to get in the face of the sheeple and explain to them their compliance is the danger, because the globalists are evil. They’re the threat. They want to put handcuffs on you.

President Trump Declares National Emergency Implements War Powers To Fight Chicom Corona Weapon – FULL SHOW 3:18:20“ The Alex Jones Show

Alex Jones: [00:12:45] What I’m saying is it’s a bio weapon man-made that they’ve tested before in the lab. You released something that you know the trajectory of. That’s sort of what a weapon is. It’s been battlefield tested. It’s then released and it’s all pre hype and ready. And it does have a kill rate. And they know and they know the kill rate. And so they then overhype that rate to create incredible fear on a bio weapon. [00:13:08]

Alex Jones: [00:13:10] That is what they call a simulant, you know, [00:13:14]

Alex Jones: [00:13:14] turns out they released one of the flu viruses eight, nine years ago, the year before. In a vaccine as a tracker. So they’re doing all of this experimentation. So I am concerned. The virus is going to kill a lot of people. But the entire fear mongering is the real threat to the economy, to our liberties, to our future. And now they’re getting, at M.I.T., microchips ready for us. They’re little and they’re they’re a digital jail. And it’s just tiny. It’s it’s it’s like, you know, smaller than a grain of rice and it’s invisible. [00:13:49]

American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)

Alex Berezow. “Best Evidence Yet That Coronavirus Came From Wuhan BSL-4 Lab,“ American Council on Science and Health, April 13

As the weeks and months have gone by, however, circumstantial evidence is piling up that the virus actually came from the Wuhan BSL-4 laboratory. Once again, it is not a biological weapon. Instead, it appears that Chinese scientists were studying a novel virus they found, and it accidentally infected a worker and “escaped” from the lab.


Now, CNN reports that China is censoring any research related to the origin of the virus. According to the article, an online announcement said that “[s]tudies on the origin of the virus will receive extra scrutiny and must be approved by central government officials.”

That announcement, as it so happens, was later removed, providing the best evidence yet that China is once again covering something up.

Epoch Times

Brandon Rittiman, “VERIFY: Unsolicited ‘The Epoch Times’ paper spreads outlandish COVID-19 claims,” ABC 10, May 20

A free copy of a paper called “The Epoch Times” is landing unsolicited

in mailboxes around the United States and the globe. Our team fact checked it.


CLAIM: The novel coronavirus could have emerged from a Chinese lab

VERDICT: UNFOUNDED, disputed by researchers

The paper’s repeated insinuations that the new virus may have come from a Chinese lab is unfounded and generally ruled out by virus researchers around the world, who have a consensus view that the virus spread from animals to humans.

But this paper gets wilder…

CLAIM: For a COVID-19 cure, just sincerely renounce the Chinese Communist Party… out loud


After giving several purported examples, The Epoch Times has this advice if you get COVID-19:

If someone is infected… we suggest that he or she sincerely says ‘down with the CCP.’ Maybe a miracle will happen.”

This is make-believe. There’s simply no evidence that saying or feeling bad things about the government of China can help you recover from the virus.

That claim makes a lot more sense when you realize that this newspaper is actually part of a spiritual war against the communist party in China.

Judicial Watch

Matt Shuham. “Sued Chinese government, claiming COVID-19 was a bioweapon,” TalkingPointsMemo

Larry Klayman, the co-founder of the conservative groups Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch has sued the Chinese government, alleging that the COVID-19 pandemic was the result of a Chinese bioweapon that made its way around the world.

Although it appears that the COVID-19 virus was released at an unplanned, unexpected time, it was prepared and stockpiled as a biological weapon to be used against China’s perceived enemies, including but not limited to the people of the United States,” the suit reads.

Martin Armstrong

World Health Organization Demanded Sweden Lock Down To Cover Its Own Fraud,” Armstrong Economics, April 17 (bold emphasis in original, highlights added)

The New York Times and others are out in full force to defend Bill Gates, their savior of the world. They distort everything and try to pretend he is this wonderful man who only has our best interests at heart. They also refuse to address how the World Health Organization has carried out the greatest fraud perhaps in modern history and the links of the United Nations to the drive for Climate Change also go back to Bill Gates.

What is the Agenda?” Armstrong Economics, April 17

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the more socialistic the country, the greater the demand for us to be tracked. Australia is telling its people if you want to end the lockdown, then you must be tracked. This virus is by no means so dangerous to warrant such a complete breakdown of all our liberty. What seems to be emerging is that they know the monetary system is collapsing. A number of people have written in and said they have been following our models warning that 2021-2022 was going to be the breakdown of the monetary system. Perhaps, the actions of these socialists are clearly strategic and highly anti-democratic.

What comes next? Suspension of elections so we transform into totalitarian states? I would not expect that in the USA until they get rid of Trump. I would strongly advise he does not take any vaccine on the recommendation of Fauci.

Is Bill Gates the Dark Lord?” Armstrong Economics, April 15

My trouble with Bill Gates is his alleged reputation for being ruthless and devious in light of his positions which are inconsistent. He is fearful of overpopulation, wants CO2 to be zero, funding vegetarian enterprises, wants to chip everyone, and then is a climate change supporter. This makes no sense. Why would you want to vaccinate everyone in the world to live longer if you are afraid of overpopulation and climate change? This is like being long and short at the same time in the same market with the same size positions on both sides. This makes no sense! What is his true end game?

COVID-19 will now be part of the annual flu season. By keeping everyone locked down, this means if they are not exposed, this virus will be prolonged. About 50% of those in Germany have already been exposed and have proven to be naturally immune.  Is this a virus they have intended to reduce the elderly to eliminate the pension and social liabilities for the baby-boomers? Some see this as the goal to save socialism. Reduce the population of the elderly and start over subjugating the youth. Interesting theory.

We already have Microsoft calls home like ET (phone home) every time you open any program in Office. Its antivirus software was taking your programs and checking them on their servers. That is obviously a threat to proprietary software to send a copy up to their servers.

Why do we all have to be chipped? Microsoft is tacking everything we do already. They sell that information to target advertisements. Now we have numerous countries demanding full-time tracking of people because of this coronavirus which is no more lethal than the flu. There are proposals for Britain and Europe lurking in the background where everyone must be tracked. How does this impact tourism? How will an American go to Greece or Italy if they are not part of this tracking system? Is this were Gates’ chips come in? Are we looking at losing our freedom to travel, assemble, and to speak freely? Is this what so many people died for defending our freedom in all these wars since the American Revolution?

Trump Opening America Again,” Armstrong Economics, April 16 (bold emphasis in original, highlights added)

I had to laugh when Trump used the very reports claiming 2 million Americans would die which was put out by Neil Ferguson from Imperial College which received donations from Bill Gates to flip their negativity back on the press. We did a great job, Trump said, and we are coming in with well under 100,000 deaths because he closed the borders. It was sort of a mental martial arts contest using the force of your opponent against them.

Shifting the burden back to the governors was a brilliant move. New York City, which under governor Andrew Cuomo just weeks ago was blaming Trump and pleading that it would need 40,000 ventilators to handle a projected flood of critically ill COVID-19 patients that never appeared, now says things are going so well New York is shipping hundreds of ventilators to other states. It’s always a question of who gets the blame.

Socrates was right. COVID-19 would peak the week of April 6th. Even back on March 11th, our cyclical models showed the peak would be April/May. This was not some personal opinion or guess. This was simply modeling the life-cycle of all viruses. People who were saying this could last for 18 months were doing so to support Bill Gates saying it would take 18 months for a vaccine that would be conveniently after the 2020 elections.

I find it personally offensive for these journalists to harp on this nonsense that Trump was wrong when it is plainly the FAKE NEWS. What Trump has done was political. The draconian measures being carried out by each state will be attributable to the governor for the 2020 election – not Trump. Then we will probably see these horrible corrupt journalists flip it around and blame the lockdowns and loss of local jobs like in New York on Trump in time for the 2020 elections. Personally, I believe they are carrying out Sedition against the United States.

Trump has absolute authority to reopen the country because there is NO Constitutional Authority to have ordered a lockdown, to begin with. This idea of flattening the curve is only a THEORY and there is no evidence that this would even work. It is no different than Keynesian Economics with Quantitative Easing which has failed. The attempt to flatten the curve CANNOT defeat the energy of any cycle. All you will do is prolong it. The likelihood of this returning in the fall is probably better than 90%. The real threat is once this power has been seized by governments and it remains unchallenged, it will be used again and again in the future.

Trump made it very clear, there was NEVER a bed capacity problem. He sent hospital ships to New York, but they were not used. He had the Army Core of Engineers build beds in stadiums – they were never filled. The entire theory we needed to be locked down because there were not enough beds was totally BOGUS!!!!! When is the press going to point this out? We have been lied to and why? Where is the journalist willing to tell the truth just once! This is the CDC’s own graph showed bed capacity was the justification for the lockdown. The press bash Trump claiming he was wrong, but not a single word about this chart to justify the lockdown, to begin with, will ever appear in main-stream media.

China v Gates – Spinning the Conspiracies,” Armstrong Economics, April 12

There may have been a leak from China which was a mistake, but it has been a deliberate seizure of this virus to further agendas by both the Gates Foundation and left-wing politicians. When Hydroxychloroquine has been used with 100% success in France, we had Gates and Fauci saying no – we need a vaccine. That was clearly the Gates agenda so were people supposed to die because Fauci claimed he wanted a long-term study?


The question will come down to historians was this a deliberate attack, or was it a leak which was exacerbated by the corruption behind the curtain of the Gates Foundation controlling every aspect of world health and politicians eager to use it because socialism was collapsing? This certainly seems to be very convenient for many people, not just China.

Bill Gates Has Been Controlling WHO,” Armstrong Economics, April 12

We have a major crisis on our hands. Bill Gates is a VERY SERIOUS threat to not just the world economy, but to world peace. He has been using a loophole that allows health organizations to appear to be government agencies but are not independent and have been actually controlled by Gates. You will see that 80% of the funding of WHO is not from governments, but from donations. Then you see that Gates is the largest donor after countries listed on their website. Behind the curtain, the WHO has been bullied and pushed around by Bill Gates according to various sources one who is even writing a book on the domination of the WHO by Gates.


Bill Gates has taken over the world health issue as he allegedly ruthlessly he ran Microsoft. This man, I believe, has threatened civilization itself. We should be yelling to every politician in every country to (1) abolish any governmental agency from accepting any private donation AT ONCE! and (2) to launch an investigation into the connections with Gates that span the entire world. I may be risking my life even saying this – but we have a right to be free, not tagged and herded like cattle.

The COVID-19 Fraud – It’s Massive,” Armstrong Economics, April 10

Senator Dr. Scott Jensen of Minnesota came out to expose how the AMA is encouraging American doctors to overcount coronavirus deaths across the US. He showed a 7-page document coaching him, as a doctor, to fill out death certificates with a COVID-19 diagnosis without a lab test to confirm the patient actually had the virus. Why? Because of the package for this relief, hospitals are paid more to attend this virus. NOBODY is dying of the flu any more – only COVID-19

The numbers will then be used to justify keeping the money flowing to misrepresent this as an epidemic. This fraud will then come back to justify keeping the economy locked down longer and the AMA is now contributing to the destruction of everyone’s livelihood, pension, and this exposes the corruption that always emerges with government programs.

Influence v a Cabal,” Armstrong Economics, April 9

This is a cabal, a coordinated attack using so many fronts it is just beyond contemplation. It has been well organized. The WHO, which is part of this conspiracy, is now stating the world must remain locked down. This is not the bankers, it is the socialists who have used climate change which was not moving the people to action. They switched the dogma to immediate death if you dare to walk outside.

Did Bill Gates Buy the CDC?” Armstrong Economics, April 6

Trump should fire Fauci first and secondly shut down all private donations from anyone, especially Bill Gates. This is a matter of NATIONAL SECURITY. Gates should be investigated and all his connections. Anyone who sold all their stocks and bonds just in advance should be hauled out for Insider Trading. But these people typically also OWN the SEC. Trump needs to appoint a Special Prosecutor and never someone from New York City.

UN Wants Global Power to Tax 10% for the Coronavirus,” Armstrong Economics, April 2

Anyone who thinks for one second that I am exaggerating by calling this a global coup does not know me very well. I do not buy into conspiracy theories. I rely upon qualified sources – not rumor or conjecture. I have WARNED that we are facing a leftist coup of major proportions. I have warned that this virus was not a real threat from the beginning. It was not a biological weapon spliced with aids or a leak. This has been an intentional misrepresentation. My sources suggest it existed in the previous flu season in China.

The United Nations, and their World Health Organization, is behind this coup as well. The death toll is far less than the annual flu (about 10%) but the press is so happy to support this Marxist agenda. The journalists who are following orders from their managing editors are sealing their own future and that of their families and children. They used this virus for there is no vaccine but there are plenty of independent sources saying the medicine to treat malaria have been working with no deaths in France and elsewhere.

Is the Virus Being Used to Usher-In a Police State in Different Parts of the World?” – March 21

There is something wrong here. You do not destroy the world economy on this magnitude to even save 25,000 lives. Even if 40% of the population got this, with a death rate which is less than 3% (8% among the elderly), it does not warrant this economic destruction. They are wiping out small businesses, countless people have lost their jobs, others their entire pension fund, and there is no putting this back together again as nothing happened. This is an intentional economic destruction that is being carried out for an undisclosed purpose.

The Wrong Conspiracy – Is the Virus the Bait? – March 19

In France, journalists are no longer allowed to go out and cover stories. They need permission from the government and must explain what the story is about. Then their editors must also approve before they even seek permission from the government. There are reliable leads that this is a manufactured crisis coming from people seeking to further the global socialist agenda out of the United Nations. I have confirmation that the central banks have NOT been apart of this and they are being pushed into the corner. Hedge funds are being wiped out and the losses are staggering. The main reason seems to be that the bulk of the industry relies on fundamental analysis. This has proven that they were caught completely off guard because this virus does not warrant shutting down the entire world economy. Now, journalists who are skeptical are being sequestered to prevent exposing what is going on.

Those touting the virus is being understated may love their own conspiracy world, but they are being used for a much more serious agenda.

Principia Scientific International

Shock: Govt Study Proves Flu Vaccination Link To Coronavirus,” Principia Scientific International, March 21, 2020

The study shockingly reveals the flu vaccine INCREASES your risk from  coronavirus.

Were We Inadvertently Killing Our Parents And Grandparents By Encouraging Them To Take Annual Flu Shots?

In the light of the findings of an important US military study, this may be the Big Question posed when the coronavirus pandemic post mortem is due.


Being that the above is verified government data involving medical research performed on thousands of govt employees, it therefore stands as empirical proof that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must thereby be mandated to immediately announce that anyone who has had a flu shot should be notified urgently to consider self isolation quarantine.

The COVID-19 pandemic may yet prove to be the smoking gun of how the global elite planned to apply a ‘solution’ to solve the problem of the ever-growing pensions crisis and spiraling health care costs caused by an aging population.

WND. “MIT PhD Reveals Sinister Theory About Coronavirus,” Principia Scientific International, March 18

A biological engineer with four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believes the coronavirus pandemic is being used by “Deep State” bureaucrats to further their agenda.

Shiva said the CDC is “corrupt,” focusing mostly on reactions to outbreaks rather than preventative measures such as improving immune health.

The real infection here, he said, is the fear and the uncertainty that we need to overcome as an American family, to get strong, to move forward,” he said.

Shiva said the outbreak provides an opportunity for Americans to improve their immune health, asking, “What does it mean to have a healthy and resilient immune system?”

Jim Holt. “Revealed: Basic Math Error Likely Cause Of Global Coronavirus Panic!”,” Principia Scientific International, March 18

Before the US economy disintegrates into nothingness — Will any so-called expert out there also notice that the WHO Director caused a global coronavirus panic over a basic math error?

The controversial Ethiopian politician and Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, claimed in a press conference in early March that the fatality rate for the coronavirus was many multiples that of the fatality rate of the common flu.

This egregiously false premise has led to the greatest economic panic in world history.


If latest study published in the Science journal is correct then the coronavirus scare will be the greatest hoax in world history causing trillions and trillions of dollars in economic damage.

The WHO and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus need to be held responsible!

Jonas E. Alexis and John W. Whitehead. “Coronavirus Vs. The Mass Surveillance State,” Principia Scientific International, March 8

If one even considers it possible that the United States had a hand in creating the coronavirus at what remains of its once extensive biological weapons research center in Ft Detrick Maryland, it is very likely that Israel was a partner in the project. Helping to develop the virus would also explain how Israeli scientists have been able to claim success at creating a vaccine so quickly, possibly because the virus and a treatment for it were developed simultaneously.

Is this theory entirely farfetched? I don’t know. Perhaps we won’t know all that is to know about the virus until ten to twenty years later. But the media has almost certainly hyped up the coronavirus outbreak. My oldest brother, Chris, has raised a point which deserves a fair hearing:

This is the twenty-first century, and not one son or daughter has gone online or on YouTube to explain that one of his/her family members, even himself/herself has contracted the virus to explain what it feels like and maybe express concerns that this might be it. We’re living in an age where people voluntarily share information for the sakes of others. Has anyone met anyone or heard from anyone? So many deaths being reported everywhere in the news, I would think there would be first-hand and second-hand accounts?


Consider all the ways you continue to be tracked, hunted, hounded, and stalked by the government and its dubious agents:

By tapping into your phone lines and cell phone communications, the government knows what you say. By uploading all of your emails, opening your mail, and reading your Facebook posts and text messages, the government knows what you write. By monitoring your movements with the use of license plate readers, surveillance cameras and other tracking devices, the government knows where you go. By churning through all of the detritus of your life—what you read, where you go, what you say—the government can predict what you will do.

By mapping the synapses in your brain, scientists—and in turn, the government—will soon know what you remember. By mapping your biometrics—your “face-print”—and storing the information in a massive, shared government database available to bureaucratic agencies, police and the military, the government’s goal is to use facial recognition software to identify you (and every other person in the country) and track your movements, wherever you go. And by accessing your DNA, the government will soon know everything else about you that they don’t already know: your family chart, your ancestry, what you look like, your health history, your inclination to follow orders or chart your own course, etc.

John O’Sullivan. The Lies And Manipulation Around Coronavirus Mass Panic,” Principia Scientific International,  March 17

Independent scientists are increasingly speaking out concerning false claims and misinformation about the COVID-19 ‘pandemic.’ No Lab Has Yet Isolated and Identified COVID-19 so how can anyone claim a vaccine is “in development?”

Principal villain appears to be Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (photo, above). He is the discredited head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and exposed  today in ‘Evidence Shows Director General of World Health Organization Severely Overstated the Fatality Rate of the Coronavirus Leading to the Greatest Global Panic in History.’ (


In addition, a new study reveals that 86 Percent Infected with Coronavirus in Public Are Undetected. Having roughly 90% of cases be undetected leads to a death rate of 1/10 of what the media is hyperventilating over.


So, why aren’t they closing the world down every year to save us from the more dangerous disease – ordinary flu?

Chicken Littles and Snowflakes are whining that: “We can’t be complacent because it could mutate into something really deadly and kill us all!”

Well sure. It could do that. As could absolutely any other virus in existence, known or unknown. Many things could happen. But we don’t act as if they have until they do. Right?


Who Benefits from Mass Fear-mongering?

Some claim it is about a globalist agenda for population control; a means to distract from and/or curtail Donald Trump’s re-election to the US Presidency, etc. But there is also the money angle.

Electrosmog And The Wuhan Corona Virus,” Principia Scientific International, March 13

The recent COVID-19 outbreak has stimulated mass fear and mass hysteria across the planet, in spite of the fact that there have only been 93 deaths (at the time of this writing on February 29th, 2020) outside China, with 2835 of the deaths 17 and 99 percent of infections occurring within China. 18

In fact, the highest death rates outside of China have been in places already implementing 5G technology, South Korea and Italy, for example. The exception is Iran, which at present has 978 cases, and 54 deaths, is officially not implementing it, but very well may secretly be trialing it given the reason why on December 1, 2018, at the request of the US government, Meng Wanzhou — Huawei’s CFO and daughter of its founder — was arrested in Canada on allegations she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks in connection with Iran sanctions violations, 19 was indeed because Huawei was working to sell their 5G technology to the Iranians. In fact, Iran — in a joint operation between Irancell and Ericsson — had started trialing the technology back in September of 2017. 20 In the article, titled “Irancell, Ericsson Test 5G Systems,” (2017) it is stated that the technology will be available by 2020 and become globally accessible a year later.

During the event at Irancell headquarters, the company’s CEO Alireza Dezfouli said “We are aiming to keep pace with the international operators. Iran will not be left behind again.”

Furthermore, a number of articles in the media, have stated that Iran has carried out “preparations” and is ready to launch 5G. 21 22 23 Well, preparations usually include trialing. Hence, it is easy to believe that Iran already has the 5G infrastructure set up and they have been secretly trialing it.

Belgium, on the other hand, — which had decided not to even trial 5G, let alone implement it, due to radiation concerns 24 — has had only one case so far of the coronavirus (recovered) and no deaths.

In fact, for the majority, the symptoms of patients outside of China, (especially with those away from the 5G), for the most part, have seemingly been relatively mild, as one would most likely see with a regular cold or flu virus, and with many of those infected not showing any symptoms at all.