What is germ theory denialism?

Germ theory denialism is the nonsense that “germs” do not cause disease. They do.

Germ theory denialism is the belief that infectious diseases are not caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Germ theory denialists reject the scientific consensus that these microorganisms can cause illness and disease, and often promote alternative explanations, such as toxins, lifestyle factors, or even government conspiracies.

Germ theory denialism is not a new phenomenon and has been around for centuries. However, it gained renewed attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, with some individuals and groups promoting false and dangerous theories about the virus’s origin and spread, and rejecting the scientific consensus on vaccines and public health measures.

It is important to note that germ theory denialism is not supported by scientific evidence and can have serious consequences, including the spread of infectious diseases, unnecessary suffering, and loss of life.

Resources for: What is germ theory denialism?

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germ_theory_denialism
From the Conversation: https://theconversation.com/germ-theory-denialism-is-alive-and-well-and-taking-the-nuance-out-of-scientific-debate-163408
From PodiaPaedia: https://podiapaedia.org/wiki/research/pseudoscience/germ-theory-denialism/
From Rational Wiki: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Germ_theory_denialism
From Science Based Medicine: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/germ-theory-denial-in-the-age-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/

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