I see a lot of conspiracy theories but not a lot of them that makes any sense. This is yet another.
And I truly mean no disrespect to those who believe in such things but I'm also getting tired of treating these subjects with kid gloves.
And I'm not saying don't question science. Science questions science. That's what makes it science.
But what I am saying is that there comes a point where the story about something YOU think/feel is a lie needs to make sense or else it becomes YOUR LIE.
When people speak about matters they don't know... they lead with statements of belief because they can't rely on statements of fact. But what you believe you don't necessarily KNOW. There's a difference. Do viruses exist? Absolutely. They are ancient. So let's start with what we DO know.
At this point we also know that bacteria have been proven to evolve in laboratory conditions. So there's no leap involved in understanding that viruses can evolve and mutate. Their lifecycles are different than ours. They live fast lives, in comparison. The more easily they spread is a direct result of how quickly that multiply. Humans can't overrun an environment very easily because it takes 9 months for a human to reproduce offspring. And in that same amount of time older humans are dying. Imagine if this was not the case. Imagine if it only took 2 weeks from sex to baby and the average lifespan was 500 years. How quickly would our environment not be able to sustain our growth?
Viruses and bacteria aren't thinking about you. They don't grow up to be weapons, whether they are used as mini soldiers or not. You are simply an environment to them and they want to survive. But their fast lives could mean that they overrun that environment and all of its natural defenses such that the environment dies. Humans have the same concerns. That's why crop rotation is also an ancient practice.
And clearly, in the bible, they had concerns about microorganisms, whether viruses or just aggressive bacteria. We know this because we see the concern about this in the law. So why fall victim to people who want to pretend it doesn't exist? These same people will say it does exist but that it is a weapon against us. They can't make up their mind because their politics can't decide which fake story is better for their cause. They don't care whether the story is true or not, just that it is convincing.
But we have known about viruses for a very long time. And people have died in large numbers because of disease and famine. One of the four horsemen of the apocalypse represented this.
So not only are viruses known, but they are also seen as biological weapons. That doesn't mean that every time a virus "gets out" it is intended as a weapon. Because that assumption assumes that all viruses are contained. That's ridiculous. Just because there are wild animals at the zoo doesn't mean that they don't also exist in the wild. But this is the argument that people are making to justify the finger-pointing. Plenty of viruses has ravaged humanity without being used intentionally. And even our ability to use them intentionally is somewhat new.
And the reason why many viruses aren't used as weapons is if #1 it doesn't kill your target... (think about it... unless you're arguing that the government is targeting overweight people with health issues... which is stupid... then there is no reason such a virus would be used as a weapon) or #2 it cannot be contained. If you're trying to infect people and kill them in a distant area where they would die before they could escape, that would work as a weapon in that case. But if it is reasonably foreseeable that people would carry the virus, get on planes, ie. normal human behavior, and end up infecting the friends and family of the person trying to use it as a weapon... then it's not a weapon. It is also foreseeable that viruses can adapt so the longer a virus is in circulation the worse it is as an actual weapon. No one wants a gun that occasionally backfires or blows up. No one wants a sword that is just as likely to cut the wielder. It is NOT A WEAPON if it cannot be controlled. And if they did intend for it to kill... who? us? they would have had the antidote for them. So #3... it's not a weapon if it is transmissible and there is no antidote.
Of course, the biggest thing that often doesn't make sense in these conspiracies is the cover-up. In other words, in order to protect a real conspiracy, you'd have to get people to lie. But people don't just lie because you ask them politely. They have to have a reason. And if that lie is going to cause death and destruction you'd have to have a pretty good reason. But no one has ever in life come up with a reason why a privately employed doctor would cover for a government lie. And we're supposed to believe there are thousands of doctors all lying when they went into the profession to save lives. Would you start a career in building houses if only wanted to tear them down? Why would doctors participate in a secret that would effectively kill people if they didn't legitimately believe they were helping? And if they legitimately believe it, would it not make sense that they see the evidence? We're not talking about snake oil. We're talking about science; chemistry and microbiology. There are enough experts to inform those who aren't.
If you believe it is a conspiracy... let's be honest. The truth is that you want to believe that. You want to believe that all these people are lying. Many of these people aren't like you and maybe that's why you don't believe them. But many of them are like you. Many of them are your race, some are your ethnicity, some may even share your religious beliefs. So why would they all lie, knowing that anyone who wont lie would expose them all? It makes no sense and I seriously doubt there will ever be a real attempt to make it makes sense. All I hear is "I'm scared. I'm scared. They're out to get me."
But the truth is that many people share something in common with viruses. They're also not thinking about you.