Conspiracy theorist claims “Deep State” may put vaccines in salad dressing

A former U.S. National Security Adviser who in the past has promoted QAnon conspiracy theories claimed that government entities who are part of the “Deep State” are slipping vaccines into salad dressing. The perplexing claim seems to originate from ongoing research at the University of California, Riverside, exploring the production of mRNA vaccines in edible plants like lettuce.

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