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COVID conspiracy theorists less focused on greater good

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People who endorse COVID-19 conspiracy theories are more likely to be focused on their own health and safety than that of the broader community, a study led by researchers from the University of Queensland has found.

Discoveries from the international survey come just weeks after protesters took to the streets of Brisbane and other Australian capital cities as the country’s vaccination program rollout began.

An anti-lockdown protester organised at a “freedom walk” against Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions in September.Credit:Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Among them are that conspiracy theorists were more likely to focus on stockpiling compared to strategies such as hand-washing and social distancing. Matthew Hornsey, from the…



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