Coronavirus has given rise to a lot of conspiracy theories but out of all of those, the one that led to the burning of 5G post masts makes the least sense. There is no scientific research that confirms any link between 5G and coronavirus and yet citizens of the UK went out of their houses, jeopardizing thousands of lives to burn towers in their localities.
The matter escalated to such an extent that the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Communication Commission (FCC) had to interfere and collectively issue a statement saying, “5G technology does NOT cause coronavirus.”
Coming to think of how rapidly the news spread via apps like Facebook, Next Door, and Instagram, it shows you how people are blindly ready to accept anything they read online. Even though evidence of the outbreak in countries where 5G technology has not even reached is present, no one took that into account and went ahead with the plan of burning the towers that take a lot of manpower and money to build.
It is quite obvious that the virus is contagious and it has zero connection with the electromagnetic waves exhibited by the 5G technology. Professor Stephen Powis, a medical director for NHS England in the UK, called the links between 5G and the coronavirus “outrageous” and “absolute and utter rubbish.” The UK government has also branded the claims “dangerous nonsense” and labeled conspiracy theories “crackpot.”
Source: The Verge
One part of this theory suggests that electromagnetic waves from 5G technology weaken your immune system and make you vulnerable to the virus. However, this is nonsense. 5G radio waves are not powerful enough to do any damage to your body cells and all the bandwidths passing different regions are monitored by a well-developed system.
Just like 4G and 3G, the radio waves used in 5G have low frequency and non-ionizing radiation. “The idea that 5G lowers your immune system doesn’t stand up to scrutiny,” explains Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, in a recent interview with the BBC.
Source: The Verge
The surprising aspect is that it does not even take a high level of intelligence to understand that 5G and coronavirus are totally unrelated topics. What compelled hundreds of people to believe that this theory is authentic is a mystery for now but according to authorities, it is all part of the organized spread of misinformation.