People who believe Covid-19 conspiracies are more likely to test positive for the virus, study finds

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A new study has found that people who believe in conspiracy theories about Covid-19 have an increased risk of contracting the virus.

The research, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, investigated the links between Covid-19 and the impact of conspiracy theories on people who believe in them.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been marred by fake news, theories about the virus and vaccines, and called a made-up or fake virus by conspiracy theorists. Many have lobbied against control measures such as lockdowns, mask-wearing and the limitation of gatherings.

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