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Is there a relationship between 5G and Coronavirus?



Posts like this have emerged on the internet trying yo link the corona Virus with the recently introduced 5G network in some parts of China. Conspiracy theorists are infecting YouTube and Facebook with bogus theories that 5G mobile internet is responsible for the coronavirus.

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One prominent anti-5G Facebook group has shared a number of posts (which appear to be mostly false), claiming 5G is the culprit behind a virus that has infected more than 80,000 people worldwide. Its creator, Dutch “UFO researcher” John Kuhles writes: “I challenge anyone to watch this video at least twice and claim there is nothing to it, [or] it is all a coincidence. Yeah right. Certainly not.”

These are the facts we know;

1. Its true that Wuhan was the first city in China to roll out 5G. It’s also believed that coronavirus originated in Wuhan. But Correlation, does not equal causation. Wuhan was one of 16 cities to debut 5G at roughly the same time. None of the other cities have reported abnormally high instances of the virus.


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2. The second talking point is that 5G damages the immune system, leaving immunocompromised individuals highly susceptible to the disease — and immunocompromised, in this case, would mean anyone exposed to 5G. But there’s no evidence to support the claim that 5G weakens the immune system. In fact, there’s little evidence to support the claim that 5G adversely affects the health of humans at all.

3. A paper published in 2005 by the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (see the paper here) concluded that the radio frequencies commonly used for 5G transmission posed “no adverse health effects” aside from the heat produced by wireless devices. Its conclusion followed a study of more than 1,300 peer-reviewed studies on the biological effects of radio frequencies.

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