GPS trackers and germ warfare? Flu epidemic infects some with a case of the conspiracy theories

Oh, my. Yes, some really do. Because wheels within wheels, man. Or something.

A healthy skepticism about government programs is one thing. But while many Americans are scrambling to find flu shots to protect against this year’s deadly epidemic, flu shot truthers are speculating about the “true” nature of the vaccine … with no evidence to support their theories.

Some fear the government is secretly using CVS MinuteClinics to implant tracking devices into unsuspecting patients.

Others wonder if the flu vaccine is all part of a government medical experiment.

Some of the other conspiracy theories floating around:

While it’s possible some of these Twitter users are joking (and we’d really, really like to believe that), there’s no question these conspiracy theories have been popular on Internet forums for some time.

How long until Musket Morgan invites one of these Twitter users on his show to debate gun control?


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  • Guest

    I don’t think they’re implanting microchips through the vaccine, but I wouldn’t be shocked if thet were using it to cause diminished fertility. I’m not suggesting anything, I’m just saying I wouldn’t be surprised if they did.

  • comfypaws

    geez – wackos

  • TugboatPhil

    Gee, the federal government CAN run health care like the DMV.

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    on the bright side, its not the “evil ‘1%’ that wants all people sick for money” theory this time

  • sleazyrider

    Are these people stupid?…Obviously they own a computer and or a cellphone..There are cameras on every corner…Take your computer and cellphone to the landfill…lock yourself in the house if you’re that paranoid..

    • journogal

      And just think, many of them vote as well.

  • Emily B

    I like the guy who said he’s never heard of anyone dying from the flu. Wow.

    • mickeyco

      If something hasn’t happened during a millenial’s lifetime, it never happened.

  • sleazyrider

    Everytime you tap a keyboard..pc or cell..calls included…you risk being tracked.

  • kayakingfatso

    i don’t get the flu shot because I don’t want that toxic crap in my system. If “they” wanna track me, have at it. My life is terribly exciting. Terribly.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I’d suspect big pharma before da’ gubmint bcuz they can exploit it in other self-profiting ways and not let da’ gubmint in on it.

  • Justin Case

    Take your pick – government conspiracy flu shot truthers – or – Germophobes desperately scouring the landscape for a flu shot vaccine at taxpayer expense. Get a hold of yourselves America.

  • carla5731

    If you haven’t seen the movie Contagion, this is the perfect time of year for it. Invite all your germaphobe friends over and watch them squirm. Lots of coughing and people touching doorknobs! Fun for the whole family!

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  • JEM

    I do think that the media (and the govt) over hypes it every year. It is THE ONLY thing I hear on the local news and the radio day in and day out. If people used some old fashioned common sense (I know, it’s totally lacking in today’s world), we could cut down on many cases of the flu each year. Things like staying home when you are sick. Keeping your kids home from school when they are sick. Wash your hands, don’t touch your face. Take vitamins. Exercise. Get plenty of sleep.

    I just remember how over board the media and govt officials went with the swine flu thing a few years back. I swear they created a mass hysteria and it really didn’t turn out to be as bad as they said it was going to get. So while I don’t consider myself to be a conspiracy theorist in this case. I do think that they tend to play on people’s fears every year with the flu season.

  • $23629333

    Flu shots, a conspiracy? Not so loud you’ll attract … too late, here he comes, Alex Jones.

  • Dave Silva

    and while this probably is not true, do you really trust the lunatic in the white house? Really? I wouldn’t put anything past his handlers. All they care about is world domination.

  • getreal

    What’s in flu shots? Aluminum, mercury, MSG and formaldehyde

    That’s why I don’t agree with flu shots. They are not implanting microçhips. You’re cellphones and checkins on Facebook do that for them ina cost efficient way.