“Scamdemic” is a popular conspiratorial term used by some conspiracy theorists, extremists and anti-vaccine activists to describe their belief that the COVID-19 pandemic was deliberately planned and “orchestrated” by global elites as a ruse to enslave humanity and “steal” the 2020 presidential election.

The term has also been used in reference to conspiratorial beliefs that global elites are continuing to plot future pandemics, and that future disease outbreaks will be the result of such nefarious activity.

This database provides an overview of many of the terms and individuals used by or associated with movements and groups that subscribe to and/or promote extremist or hateful ideologies.