There are all kinds of weird ideas popping up in this Coronavirus crisis… not all of them are coming from Chinese Propaganda or NeverTrump media hacks.
Let’s all pay a visit to tinfoil hat country where some folks have entirely too much time on their hands.
The latest crazed theory is that 5G towers are triggering the Wuhan Chinese Coronavirus.
Here are a few examples of the tech panic:
THERE'S NO CONTAGIOUS VIRUS REPEAT THERE'S NO CONTAGIOUS VIRUS
THIS IS A GLOBAL COVERUP
COUNTRIES THAT ROLLED OUT 5G N 2019 CAUSED A MASSIVE RADIATION POISONING
THAT MADE HUNDRED AND THOUSANDS SICK WITH FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS
THEY HAD TO TAKE THE BLAME OFF THEMSELVES pic.twitter.com/LCf7qxBq25
— CRIMES AGAINST MELAN (@CrimesMelan) April 1, 2020
She’s right tho Why put 5g signal towers around London and other cities & towns at a time of the Virus outbreak pandemic ?????? pic.twitter.com/1MZw3ZendZ
— CEO BAD aka Lord X (snapchat; lordxboxone) (@LORDXXX) March 29, 2020
5g law passed 3/25/20 while they had us distracted about the corona virus… exposure to 5g gives off the same symptoms as the corona virus… pic.twitter.com/2Wc5C7qcBF
— Hi My Name is Not Important (@KlassyHoodratt) April 1, 2020
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
2003- 3G introduced to the world
2003- SARS outbreak
2009- 4G introduced to the world
2009- Swine flu outbreak
2019- 5G introduced to China @Wuhan
2019- Corona virus outbreak
2020- 5G introduced to the world
2020- Corona virus outbreak #Covid_19SA
— Aphelele Learnard Man (@LearnardMan) April 1, 2020
Yes, they walk among us.
Now, we shouldn’t HAVE to explain this, but here we are.
A virus is biological in nature… comprised of many of the same components you will find in living cells, where it invades a living cell, makes millions of copies of itself, and sends those copies out into the host, and later the wide, wide world.
5G uses something like radio waves, just at a different wavelength. “In fact, according to a seven-year-long scientific study published just this month, 5G has no detrimental health effects in general.”
Here’s how the rumor started:
The COVID-19 coronavirus is widely reported to have originated at a market in the city of Wuhan in China, likely around December of last year. China also happened to have turned on some of its first 5G networks around November of last year, so somehow, people, especially those who fear new technology and/or do not understand it, thought that there must have been some kind of causal relationship between the introduction of 5G and the inception of the new virus. — Source: USAToday
Yeah, some people are suspicious of any technology. It’s hardly a new trend. The original ‘Luddites’ burned down cotton mills to derail the Industrial Revolution before it got off the ground.
In the latest scientific study, from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection … they concluded that health-related concerns for 5G overall are not a threat.
As luck would have it, the physics of millimeter wave signals inherently limits the distance they can travel before they dissipate into “nothingness” …
That’s why, for example, the coverage maps for millimeter wave-based 5G service, that carriers like Verizon have, are so limited. Instead of a single cell tower providing miles and miles of signal coverage as you can with sub-6 GHz signals, mmWave requires small cell towers roughly every block and, oh yeah, those signals can’t pass through walls into buildings.
The bottom line is, short of swallowing or embedding a 5G mmWave transmitter into your body and letting it run for a long time, you’re safe. — USAToday
That actually IS a ‘conspiracy theory’ linked to Wuhan.
Asking questions about China covering up vital information, or WHO carrying water for China, suggesting that a medical treatment might be promising, or digging into claims that there were no bats sold at the Wuhan wet market, nor resident within hundreds of miles from that market — aside from two labs studying diseases — is NOT a conspiracy.
Maybe the media could figure out the difference. If they can ever get over their ‘Orange Man Bad’ issues.