What's most worrisome is that conspiracy theories seem to be gaining in traction and are, contrary to what their advocates claim to be "suppressed truths by (fill in your scapegoat here eg. jews, UN, WHO, neo-marxists, bill gates)", not at all uncommon as Yoda pointed out. In most cases, one can determine the veracity of such claims based on their stereotypical and naively simplistic proposed solution(s) to the crisis - of a kind filled with intolerant generalizations in order to prop up their underlying ideologies.