A couple of days ago, we reported that some UK residents are becoming aggressive with the fifth-generation 5G network. Due to growing concerns that 5G is the cause of the coronavirus pandemic, they are now burning down 5G base stations. Last week, two base stations in Birmingham and Merseyside were set on fire by residents. Nevertheless, more 5G base stations are going up in flames.
Is there any scientific proof that the 5G base stations cause COVID-19?
Although there is no scientific basis to the conspiracy theories, many 5G base station towers in the UK have been burned. The conspiracy theories quickly spread on multiple social media handles and this forced FEMA and FCC to categorically state that “5G technology will not cause the new coronavirus.”
All conspiracy theories that attempt to link 5G technology with the new coronavirus have no proof. This virus also spreads in countries that do not have a 5G network. Overall, there is no correlation between the construction of 5G and the new coronavirus epidemic. Although the two are happening at the same time, if you look at the situation in specific countries, you will find that the two are not related.
According to Professor Steven Powis, medical director of the NHS England, linking 5G to the new coronavirus is “shocking” and “absolute and downright crap.” The British government also sees these claims as “dangerous bullshit”.
5G networks have low-frequency non-ionizing radiation
These conspiracy theories believe that the new coronavirus can spread through the 5G network, or that the 5G network affects the human immune system. Neither of these claims is true. If you want to understand why 5G is not linked to viruses, you must understand why 5G electromagnetic waves have insufficient power to damage human cells and spread viruses. Similar to previous 4G and 3G networks, the electromagnetic waves used in 5G networks have low-frequency non-ionizing radiation. Unlike ionizing radiation sources such as X-rays, gamma rays, and ultraviolet rays, these electromagnetic waves are at the opposite end of the spectrum.
Therefore, 5G electromagnetic waves are not enough to heat human cells and weaken the immune system. Simon Clarke, an associate professor of cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, said in a recent interview with the BBC: “The idea that 5G networks will affect the immune system is unsustainable.”
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Similarly, radio waves and viruses spread differently. The interpersonal transmission of the new coronavirus is usually through the patient’s coughing, sneezing, and droplets. The only viruses that can be transmitted by radio waves are computer viruses, not biological viruses.
Countries without 5G base stations record cases of the new coronavirus
On the other hand, the epidemic also hit countries such as Iran, India, and Japan. These countries does not have 5G networks. According to reports, Iran has just decided on a 5G regulatory plan to launch this technology later this year. There are currently more than 66,000 confirmed cases of new coronavirus in Iran. Japan has just begun construction of 5G in the past week. India’s 5G network construction is yet to kick-off and may be delayed due to the epidemic. At the same time, South Korea has been building a 5G network for a year. However, South Korea is not the first country to experience the pandemic.
International regulators debunk conspiracy theories
Regulators, scientists, and independent groups have largely clarified concerns about 5G networks. Some things are certain. The 5G network uses millimeter-wave frequency bands in its deployment. Its frequency is also higher than that of 4G and 3G networks. However, the 5G electromagnetic radiation levels are much lower than international guidelines. British regulators have done multiple tests on this and the result is the same.
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) also found no evidence that 5G networks pose a danger to human health.
After 7 years of research, ICNIRP updated the guidelines last month. Eric van Rongen, chairman of the agency, has this to say: “If we follow the new guidelines, 5G technology will not cause any harm.”
A lot of conspiracy theories about the relationship between the new coronavirus and 5G are from purposeful fake information activities.
After the attack on 5G signal towers, the British operators need the spread of these fake messages to stop. Earlier this week, the four major operators in the UK stated in a joint statement: “Please help us stop this. If you see our employees being attacked, please report it immediately. If you see an error message, please also point it out. “