4. Chinese State
How can any list of wild coronavirus conspiracy theories be complete without dragging in the Chinese government?
Conspiracy theorists claim the Chinese government engineered this highly contagious and lethal virus as part of its bioweapons program. However, the coronavirus contaminated the very lab where it was under development.
By a fluke of fate, the National Biosafety Lab – the sole Chinese government facility that researches lethal viruses – is located where else, but in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus epidemic?
The Chinese president issued a statement in the wake of the epidemic. This statement fanned the flames of wild coronavirus conspiracy theories. In this statement, President Xi Jinping said that safety standards at state-owned laboratories are a critical concern. The very next day, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology issued directives for containing the spread of viruses in facilities.