Conspiracy theories have become as common and dependable as dirt — so it's no surprise that many cropped up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some insist the coronavirus is a media-invented hoax. Others acknowledge it exists but say its seriousness is inflated. Still others object to government-imposed measures to curb the outbreak. Here are some influential folks who flouted COVID-19 restrictions and precautions and tested positive — including a Colorado pastor and radio show host who recently died after calling for a vaccine boycott.