<p>"Nothing so far has been able sink QAnon, whether it be massive purges by social media companies or the failure of its so-called plan to manifest," executive director of the SITE Intelligence Group, Rita Katz, told the Post. "Now, as energy around its election-related conspiracy theories loses momentum, the Q movement has doubled its focus on themes like covid-19 denialism and vaccine skepticism."</p><p>Numerous QAnon groups are spreading the word about March 20 when the "World Wide Rally For Freedom" is set to take place, which they say will be a global protest against pandemic health restrictions.</p><p>"The covid-19 shot is an experimental bioweapon, right? You can see the harm it's causing. So you can understand how it's killing all the people," a video that has racked up over 74,000 views says. </p><p>Telegram prohibits "public calls to violence," but other than that, its content moderation is pretty lax. The Post reports that in one QAnon discussion, a member wrote, "Give me a vaccine I will give you my bullets."</p><p>Another replied, "I will take their vaccine, from their cold dead hand."</p><p>Read the full report over at <a href="//www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/11/with-trump-gone-qanon-groups-focus-fury-attacking-covid-vaccines/" target="_blank">The Washington Post</a>. </p>
<p>"In some cases, anti-vaccine activists are <a href="//www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-alabama-covid-death/fact-check-alabama-nurse-did-not-die-after-receiving-the-covid-19-vaccine-idUSKBN28S2FP" target="_blank">fabricating stories of deaths that never occurred</a>," the report explained.</p><p>"This is exactly what anti-vaccine groups do," said infectious diseases specialist Dr. Peter Hotez. "They will sensationalize anything that happens after someone gets a vaccine and attribute it to the vaccine."</p><p>That was one of many reasons that the former presidents came together to support the vaccine. </p><p>"Michelle and I got vaccinated against COVID-19 because we know it's the best way to beat this pandemic, protect one another, and get the country back up and running again," <a href="//twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1370011662275723267" target="_blank">said Obama in a tweet</a>. "So I hope you'll get the vaccine as soon as it's available to you. It could save your life."</p><p>"America has always been at its best when we are looking out for one another and pulling together in common cause,"<a href="//twitter.com/BillClinton/status/1370003879455297540" target="_blank"> Clinton agreed</a>. "Now, with the development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, we have the chance to rise to the moment again. I encourage every American to get vaccinated as soon as it becomes available to you—and to feel confident, as Hillary and I did when we got ours, that it will protect you and your loved ones, and bring us all one step closer to ending this pandemic."</p><p>But former President Donald Trump, who got his vaccine in January, didn't want to participate. </p><p>"It was discussed and was something Trump didn't want to do," <em>New York Times</em> reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted. He was invited to participate, however. </p><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="a7145ea0e99348b0b397b8f601a56c5a" id="6f81a"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse" data-twitter-tweet-id="1370015986305413121"><div style="margin:1em 0">It was discussed and was something Trump didn’t want to do //t.co/WDxpD6SsBI</div> — Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)<a href="//twitter.com/maggieNYT/statuses/1370015986305413121">1615472239.0</a></blockquote></div><p>One year ago this week, former President Trump told Americans that the virus would just "go away," especially in April, when it got warmer. More than 500,000 people have died since then. </p><p><br/></p><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="0f588c3bbef717b0ae8d59a6de3100f7" id="1cc73"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse" data-twitter-tweet-id="1369714267235188736"><div style="margin:1em 0">Trump one year ago today on COVID: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away."
//t.co/btBihCo7DC</div> — Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)<a href="//twitter.com/NumbersMuncher/statuses/1369714267235188736">1615400304.0</a></blockquote></div>