‘Conservatism has basically become a death cult’: Growing alarm over anti-vaxxers' fear of coronavirus vaccine
Protesters demanding an end to coronavirus lockdown orders tried to enter the House Chamber in the Michigan state capitol on April 30, 2020, but were blocked by state police. (AFP / JEFF KOWALSKY)

The global medical community is working around-the-clock to find and test a coronavirus vaccine.


But their efforts to safely achieve herd immunity is jeopardized by right-wing conspiracy theories about a coronavirus vaccine.

That dynamic was demonstrated on Saturday by right-wing pundit Michelle Malkin, who announced she would be refusing a vaccine because she believes in conspiracy theories involving Bill Gates.

Malkin said to her 2 million Twitter followers that, "sometimes conspiracies are true."

"They're not conspiracy theories — they’re conspiracy truths, they're conspiracy facts," she argued.

Here's some of what people were saying about her position: