I didn't mean to be insulting, but anti-vaccine and even anti-mask wearing stances seem to me clearly to arise from hyperskepticism which has little to do specifically with conservatism. (Edmund Burke was supposed to be skeptical, but of course he wasn't skeptical enough to dismiss Christian dogmas.)

We can test whether that's so by seeing what your view is of global warming. Is human civilization causing a change of climate that threatens our survival? Do you accept the climate science behind environmentalism? Do you accept any science at all? Are you in fact prone to conspiratorial thinking?

In any case, I wasn't thinking about you so much as the context in the US where the mask-wearing issue has certainly been politicized. The "skeptics" there are certainly coming from a standpoint of paranoid conspiracy thinkers (QAnon, religious fundamentalism, etc).

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