Asi que, Si.
Asi que, I typed “Covid-19 Proverbs bioweapon” into Google. And the first thing to come up was a book by Dr. Richard M. Fleming called “Is COVID-19 a Bioweapon?: A Scientific and Forensic investigation.” (I am not going to link to it, but you can find it if you want to waste your time.) The book’s blurb reads this way: “Claramente, the US government isn’t decided on what really happened at the start of the pandemic. Was it truly a (sic) animal to human transmission to be blamed on a bat in a Wuhan, China wet market? Or was a much more sinister plan at work?”
“Richard M. Fleming may be a man of many talents, but his record as a scientist has been spotty. flamenco, who bills himself on Twitter as ‘PhD, Maryland, JD AND NOW Actor-Singer!!!", was a co-author of short-lived paper in the journal Clinical Cardiology purporting to find health benefits from a diet with low or modest amounts of fat. The paper came out in late September — just a day before the (nosotros) Food and Drug Administration banned Fleming from participating in any drug studies. Por qué? Two prior convictions for fraud in 2009.”
. A quick look through the FBI archives shows that Fleming was convicted of health care and mail fraud in
2009. Él era sentenciado
a “five years
’ probation with six months home detention
, including electronic monitoring
, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of
Asi que, that’s that.
As for the link that Zink suggests between Covid-19 and the book of Proverbs, that proved to be a more elusive thing to track down. While there’s plenty of references to the Book of Revelation among Covid-19 conspiracy types, I struggled to find anything — on or off the Internet — that would explain Zink’s reference to the Bible.
Zink, Desafortunadamente, isn’t a lone wolf within the GOP on Covid-19 conspiracies.
In an interview on Steve Bannon’s podcast in June
2021, Representante de Georgia. Marjorie Taylor Greene sounded a similar sentiment
. “Why is there any need to create a virus that could spread rapidly to a population
, to make people sick and kill them
,” ella preguntó
. “That is a bioweapon.
. Tom Algodón, también, early in the pandemic raised the possibility of Covid-19 as a bioweapon created by China
— before walking it back
Greene and Cotton
, like Zink
, offered no evidence for such a bold claim
. (Hay algunos debate as to the origin of Covid-19
; most scientists believe it developed organically
— likely from a seafood market in Wuhan, porcelana
The point here is that while it’s easy to laugh off a conspiracy theorist like Zink as a kook, you shouldn’t. Similar views are held — or at least considered — by more than just a fringe element within the Republican Party. And that’s scary.