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Pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theorists admit a key theory was bunk all along

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Followers of QAnon, the crazed conspiracy theory that alleges President Donald Trump is working to secretly uncover a global pedophile ring, have regularly predicted mass arrests of the president’s political opponents over the past three years.

None of those arrests have come to pass, however, and Mother Jones reports that belief in the conspiracy theory is “waning.”

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In fact, even some people who still consider themselves followers of QAnon now seem to admit that its bold promises of exposing the entire Democratic Party as a cabal for pedophiles were bunk from the beginning.

“People say, ‘Oh, there’s a pedophile ring.’ That stuff is bullsh*t,” one QAnon supporter tells Mother Jones. “I don’t know if that’s real. What I do know is real is all the politicians — they’re all against Trump.”

One problem for the movement is that its main hub of information, 8Chan, got dumped by its web security provider after it was revealed that multiple white nationalist mass shooters had used it.

“It’s kind of stopped now,” one QAnon supporter tells Mother Jones. “The last post was in August.”


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Panicked Republicans now want to blame impeachment for bungling the coronavirus response: report

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Congress was slow to understand the threat from coronavirus, and now Republicans want to blame impeachment.

Back in January, as Democrats presented their evidence in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, only a few lawmakers from both parties were urging action against the highly contagious virus that had shut down parts of China and recently arrived in the United States, reported Politico.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) became alarmed over Martin Luther King Day weekend reading reports about the coronavirus in China, which he noticed a disconnect between China's rosy statements about the outbreak and the drastic steps it was taking to contain it.

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Rick Wilson: Trump voters are about to pay a terrible price for cheering on his early coronavirus denialism

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In a column for the Daily Beast that was equal parts sad and furious, GOP strategist Rick Wilson warned Donald Trump's most rabid fans that are about to pay a personal and horrible price for supporting the feckless president because the coronavirus pandemic is slowly coming to their states -- and it is going to hit hard.

Staring off by noting that pandemic will soon "have killed as many Americans as Osama Bin Laden did on 9/11, with many more deaths to come," Wilson writes, "It didn't have to be this way."

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How to make a coronavirus vaccine

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The coronavirus pandemic may seem like something out of a horror movie — an invisible enemy that kills millions of people and shuts down society, reducing vibrant communities to ghost towns — but it is important to remember that the virus itself is not some supernatural monster. It is a thing that lives by and through infecting other cells,it has tangible physical characteristics — meaning it can be captured and therefore killed.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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