Right-wing media is rife with disinformation regarding the pandemic that's killed over 600 thousand Americans and completely upended daily life in the United States for more than a year.
Some of this disinformation has veered from simply wrong to completely deranged, especially regarding the vaccines for the virus, which have been proven safe and effective.
Claims that vaccines contain magnets or microchips or the mark of the beast have been broadcast from the dark corners of the internet and even occasionally from the halls of Congress.
Former President Donald Trump himself, the party's near-unanimously adored figurehead, was recently booed at a rally in Alabama for urging his supporters to potentially save their lives by getting the vaccine.
Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who's made a living peddling sketchy supplements and post-apocalyptic gear, skewered Trump for telling the crowd to get the shot.
"Shame on you, Trump. Seriously. Hey, if you don't have the good sense to save yourself and your political career, that's ok. At least you're gonna get some good Republicans elected and you know, we like ya. But my god. Maybe you're not that bright. Maybe Trump's actually a dumbass."
The far-right conspiracy theorist, once a fervent Trump supporter who even interviewed him during the 2016 campaign, has somewhat soured on the former President in the years since. Jones said in a bizarre 2019 video that he wished he'd never met Trump.
Between the boos from the rally and the burn from Alex Jones, some think Trump is losing his hold on the party, as supporters seek even more absurd lies than the ones he used to broadcast from the White House.
Others were pleased to see them eating their own.
Vaccination rates in Alabama, where Trump held his most recent rally, remain among the lowest in the nation.