I'm not one for conspiracy theories but the reason that they are so popular nowadays is because most people know that they are being lied to by the media. If you know the media is lying, you ask yourself, "what are they lying about? Why are they lying" - that gives rise to all kinds of speculation. I personally do not believe covid-19 is germ warfare but I also don't believe that it's a serious threat to my health and well-being. The media only reports the more graphic and fear-mongering news stories and never stories that would calm/quell the hysteria. For awhile I have wondered why when cases were so high in Florida and Texas and midwest, so few people died or were hospitalized as they ostensibly did back in March April in the Northeast. I started reading scientific journals on viral attenuation - the ways that viruses often lose potency over the course of their spread through a community. I've read several European news stories about viral attenuation as the reason why the novel coronavirus is less deadly now than in was. Do you see news reports of viral attenuation in the US? no. Why not? Because it doesn't fit the narrative - the media wants us to be hysterical and terrified and stories of the cononavirus attenuation would quell some of that fear. Cases are on the rise - Cases are at all time high. Are people getting sick? Did any of the football players get sick? Did any of the college students get sick. I'm not a doctor but do a search for coronavirus and viral attenuation and research it for yourself and decide for yourself.