Conspiracy theories about Bill Gates and Coronavirus

The New York Times has a story on the 1st page today about the spread of conspiracy theories that Bill Gates is responsible for the virus and is making billions from a vaccine for it. Laura Ingraham is spreading these crazy ideas on Fox. Why does our society produce such weirdness?

I will confess that when I saw the story my first reaction was thank God he’s not Jewish. That’s all we need. An earlier generation of Jews always reacted with fear whenever a murderer or something was Jewish.

Harvard Kennedy School professor, does research on improving government performance. also strong amateur interest in China and learning Chinese