Coronavirus 17 April 2020 How conspiracy theorists have embraced the coronavirus pandemic Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up "While anti-5G conspiracy theorists attack infrastructure vital to hospitals, other fake stories are embedding dangerous behaviour," writes Jasper Jackson on the New Statesman today. The pandemic has provided fertile conditions for misinformation to spread, he argues: fear and paranoia, an unseen enemy, a need for global co-ordination, and celebrity involvement. "Both the 5G and anti-vaxx movements have woven the coronavirus pandemic into their pre-existing narratives, and have grown in prominence and visibility as a result," he argues. You can read the full article here. › The eleven days that may have tragically cost the UK in the fight against coronavirus Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!