Ron Paul is, indisputably, a coronavirus conspiracy theorist. He used his latest appearance on Fox Business to push yet another such theory.
Paul has complained about the “coronavirus hoax” on his website and his Facebook page and about “vaccine tyranny” on his YouTube show. He’s pushed numerous conspiracy theories about masks as well. On June 16, he posted a video asking if a second wave of COVID-19 was “another coronavirus hoax.” On July 13, Paul posted a video suggesting that COVID-19 spikes in the sunbelt were just “a lot of hot air.” He doubled down on the narrative on July 21.
Despite Paul's history, Fox Business’ Stuart Varney hosted him on Monday morning, asking for his opinion on “America's response to the virus so far.” Paul used the opportunity to hint at another coronavirus conspiracy theory, saying it should make viewers “very nervous” that Bill Gates is investing in and talking about the effectiveness of a potential vaccine.
Immediately after his Fox Business appearance, Paul was live on his YouTube show Liberty Report, with this episode titled “Vaccine Tyranny - Will You Take Bill Gates Shot?”
Paul has also run a number of advertisements on Fox lately -- including one that aired directly before his appearance on Monday.