(CNN)Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. said during a Q&A session on Snapchat Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic "is being used for population control" after a user asked him if the virus was being overblown to scare people into being controlled.
NBA player Michael Porter Jr. claims coronavirus 'is being used for population control ... overblown'
"Personally I think the coronavirus is being used obviously for a bigger agenda," the 22-year-old NBA player said. "It's being used for population control in just terms of being able to control the masses of people. I mean because of the virus the whole world is being controlled."
He continued: "You're required to wear masks. And who knows what will happen when this vaccine comes out. You might have to have the vaccine in order to travel. Like that would be crazy."
The US' coronavirus death toll was 149,684 as of Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.