Bill Gates has announced that he wants to help fund efforts to find a vaccine for COVID-19, and this news immediately got conservative brains working overtime to figure out what was happening. It turns out, this whole effort is a plot by Gates to secretly implant Americans with “brain chips,” or at least that’s one of the conspiracy theories being pushed by groups like Newsmax and entertainers like Diamond & Silk. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced