Wellness advocates used to talk about Bali trips and coconut oil. Now it’s Bill Gates and 5G | Brigid Delaney

Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, the connection between rightwing conspiracy theories and wellness have strengthened

About a month ago some of the wellness podcasts and Instagram accounts I follow started to go decidedly off-piste. 

Instead of recommending a retreat in Bali or new ways to cook with coconut oil, they were posting links about 5G, Bill Gates or more coded but no less strange messages. “We” shouldn’t trust “them”. The “them” being a shadowy, authoritarian cabal that controls the media, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the government and the World Health Organization. 

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Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, the connection between rightwing conspiracy theories and wellness have strengthened About a month ago some of the wellness podcasts and Instagram accounts I follow started to go decidedly off-piste. Instead of recommending a retreat in Bali or new ways to cook with coconut oil, they were posting links about 5G, Bill Gates or more coded but no less strange messages. “We” shouldn’t trust “them”. The “them” being a shadowy, authoritarian cabal that controls the media, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the government and the World Health Organization.  Continue reading…

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