On Thursday, a NSW official sparked outrage by referring to a “New World Order” that will be established once the lockdown conditions are lifted. The remark was made by Dr. Kerry Chant, the pubic health chief officer of New South Wales, while outlining new vaccine requirements for workers when the city reopens.
“We will be looking at what contact tracing looks like in the New World Order,” Dr. Chant said. “Yes it will be pubs and clubs and other things if we have a positive case there.”
As the video goes viral on Twitter, fact-checkers rushed to clarify Dr. Kerry Chant’s choice of words: “New World Order” is a term that is frequently used to “describe times of change or cultural shift.”
Here is what Twitter shared after the phrase “New World Order” started trending on the platform:
Unfounded claims about the ‘New World Order’ conspiracy theory are shared after an Australian governmental official used the expression during a press conference on Thursday
“New South Wales Chief Health Officer Dr. Kerry Chant used the phrase during a press conference on Thursday. Fact-checkers have regularly debunked claims connected to the conspiracy theory. The phrase is commonly used to describe times of change or cultural shift.”