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COVID-19 skeptics who contracted the virus

Cheapism Logo By Kris Scott of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 15: Conspiracy theories have become as common and dependable as dirt — so it's no surprise that many cropped up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some insist the coronavirus is a media-invented hoax. Others acknowledge it exists but insist its seriousness is inflated. And still others object to government-imposed measures to curb the outbreak. Here are some famous and influential folks who flouted COVID-19 restrictions and precautions and caught the virus — and, in the case of onetime presidential aspirant Herman Cain, tragically succumbed to it July 30.

Pandemic Skeptics

Conspiracy theories have become as common and dependable as dirt — so it's no surprise that many cropped up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some insist the coronavirus is a media-invented hoax. Others acknowledge it exists but insist its seriousness is inflated. And still others object to government-imposed measures to curb the outbreak. Here are some famous and influential folks who flouted COVID-19 restrictions and precautions and caught the virus — and, in the case of onetime presidential aspirant Herman Cain, tragically succumbed to it July 30.

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