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Think twice: On Planet Covid, Celine Dion is a High Priestess of The Church of Satan who supplies the drug Adrenochrome to other stars such as Tom Hanks

Think twice: On Planet Covid, Celine Dion is a High Priestess of The Church of Satan who supplies the drug Adrenochrome to other stars such as Tom Hanks

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Think twice: On Planet Covid, Celine Dion is a High Priestess of The Church of Satan who supplies the drug Adrenochrome to other stars such as Tom Hanks

In times like this, when we are genuinely going through an unprecedented experience, panic, confusion and conspiracy fills the air.

We live in a neurotic age, when trust in various governments and institutions is at an all time low. We also live in a time when every half baked eejit with a phone and WiFi can spread any old nonsense and then sit back and laugh as their wild rumour takes on a life of its own.

No pandemic could possibly have lent itself to conspiracy theories quite as brilliantly as Covid-19 and anyone who devours apocalyptic and dystopian fiction will know why this is a perfect storm of rumour, conjecture and hysteria.