Which is scarier for a conspiracy theorist - that there’s a conspiracy that we can track down and assign blame for, or that no one’s in control ?
Think about Bill Gates. If you have $100 billion. You can control everything in your life. You’re bored and a bit of a sociopath. So you’d spend your time looking for unexpected shocks that could kill you but you could plan for. So you buy a bunker etc. A pandemic is an obvious thing for Bill Gates to be wargaming and thinking about. It sounds like an outrageous conspiracy to us because we’re midgets. He can control so much in his life there’s nothing left to worry about. His pandemic musings are as suspicious as me looking into life assurance in 2015 and dying in 2020. It doesn’t mean I knew it was coming early. I just had enough money to be worried.