Craziest Health Conspiracy Theories Revealed

Governments Create Artificial Diseases To Attack Enemies

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The idea of artificial diseases dates back to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1981. Conspiracy theorists claimed that the CIA created a synthetic disease designed to target homosexuals, African-Americans, and other groups that displeased the government. Though that particular theory has faded, a similar one pops up with each new epidemic. Any time a new and unusually contagious disease, such as Ebola or Zika appears, people start theorizing that it was created by some government agency intent on using a synthetic disease to attack an enemy. In most cases, this is just due to a lot of public misinformation. The theories are typically disproven once scientists are able to find the actual source of the disease. Despite the fact that no major epidemics have been launched by a government, many conspiracy theorists still fear the idea of the government weaponizing an illness.

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