For quite a while many
loonies conspiracy “theorists” have been trying to convince not just themselves but able minded people that 5G kills. Although their “theories” have been debunked many times over they continue to push that barrow, now clinging to another so called theory that 5G has caused COVID-19.
Some people remain so convinced, and not just in the UK (just check out any local Facebook page), that they have taken to setting 5G towers alight to “stop the spread of the virus”. There is no evidence, nor any reason given for how this may actually be occurring, but some of these conspiracy theorists are claiming that Wuhan was the first city to get wide 5G coverage, which is why the virus started there.
5G causes coronavirus because it’s sucking the oxygen out of your lungs, according to a video being spread on Facebook. I want to 😂 but the fact people believe this bullshit is genuinely scary pic.twitter.com/kY3g5MJtu9
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) March 3, 2020
5G apparently, according to these nutjobs, somehow prevents the haemoglobin in the body from attaching itself to oxygen molecules due to the excitation of the electrons on the oxygen molecules from the 5G radiation. I assume they have taken this theory from the MRI theory that the radiowaves they use (different frequencies for different magnet strengths) excite the hydrogen molecules which then relax back down to their normal state and give off the excitation energy which is then captured to create an image (very, very basic MRI lesson).
There is no way a molecule can remain excited that long but of course don’t let fact, physics or any kind of science get in the way of a good conspiracy theory. Another theory is that the viruses “talk to each other” when making decisions about affecting a host. Yes, someone actually came up with that … and others actually believe it.
We are aware of inaccurate information being shared online about 5G. There is absolutely no credible evidence of a link between 5G and coronavirus
For COVID-19 advice:
— DCMS (@DCMS) April 3, 2020
Of course Facebook took its sweet time removing the groups spreading this nonsense, and thus it has managed to take hold with some UK residents now taking matters into their own hands and begin destroying 5G infrastructure while imploring others to do the same.
Fact checking website Full Fact has attempted to clear up a lot of this but it has gotten to such proportions that high ranking UK Health officials have had to include mention of it in their daily briefing — alongside stats of the number of deaths and infections…..
The 5G story is complete and utter rubbish, it’s nonsense, it’s the worst kind of fake news. The reality is that the mobile phone networks are absolutely critical to all of us.
I’m absolutely outraged and disgusted that people would be taking action against the infrastructure we need to tackle this emergency. NHS England’s national medical director, Stephen Powis
The UK is not alone with people believing these theories and after having spent some time perusing Facebook today I can say that Australia is rife with them.
With any luck these morons stop spreading such harmful nonsense and just keep (or start) following the advice of experts to flatten the curve to help healthcare professionals deal with the effects of this virus.