John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight, enlisted top stars to stop coronavirus conspiracy theories, said a Vanity Fair.
Among those picked for the public announcements about the “dangers of spreading false claims online” is Alex Trebek.
In the PSA, Trebek commented:
“If nobody ever asked questions, Jeopardy! would be a very, very, weird show, wouldn’t it?”
Other stars like Paul Rudd, Catherine O’Hara, Billy Porter, and John Cena joined Trebek.
In particular, the show released the video online through the website https://thetruetruetruth.com/.
Coming fresh from a short brief summer break, the show zeroed many theories currently proliferating the internet.
Among it are the theories that:
First, 5G mobile networks are responsible for transmitting coronavirus.
Second, conspiracy theorists claimed COVID-19 is a biological weapon or manufactured by pharmaceuticals to sell vaccines.
And, that the virus is all a big hoax.
The hashtag #FilmYourHospital popularized this.
Lastly, the most damning of them all as Oliver’s host wants to say is the pseudo-documentary Plandemic.
In particular, they focus on one Dr. Judy Mikovits, a reportedly discredited scientist said:
“Wearing mask make the wearer activate their own virus, people are getting sick with their own reactivated coronavirus ‘expressions’.”
Conspiracy Theories In Chief
Ultimately, Oliver claimed the President Donald Trump is the “conspiracy theories in chief.”
He said: “the most prominent spreader of conspiracy theories on Earth is the current president of the United States.”
For instance, CNN, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post also “coined” the president with it.
Recently, Trump retweeted that the CDC and the media are lying about the virus to hurt his re-election chances.
Moreover, Oliver pointed out that the President continuously made unsubstantiated claims.
Among these is Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama was born in Kenya.
Specifically, he even said that someone murdered former US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
Lastly, Trump accused Hillary Clinton getting millions of fake votes.