Here’s to debunking another conspiracy
Conspiracies have been circulating the world ever since a thousand years, and knowing the truth or even debunking them is getting harder than you think. These are the certain cases wherein mind psychology, logic, and confusion taken into account of hearsays. And the latest conspiracy theory right now is the toxicity that 5G brings to your health, specifically the COVID19.
I had personally experienced this conspiracy when one of my college friends invited me to a Facebook group wherein they plan to create havoc on the rearing 5G. At first, it appalled me at the thought of COVID and 5G being linked together, but what surprised me was that the grievance of the topic itself has been destructive.
In the recent report of The Guardian, that since last month at least 20 mobile phone masts across the UK have been set on fire or otherwise vandalized. Mobile network representative MobileUK published an open letter stating:
“We have experienced cases of vandals setting fire to mobile masts, disrupting critical infrastructure and spreading false information suggesting a connection between 5G and the COVID-19 pandemic.”
One petition is calling on the Australian government to stop 5G’s rollout, for the technology can supposedly “negatively affect your immune system” (a claim for which there is precisely zero evidence). It has then received more than 27,000 signatures.
How 5G radio signals (radiation) work:
The difference between 5G and previous generations of mobile services (4G, 3G) is that the latter use lower radio frequencies below six gigahertz range, while 5G also uses frequencies in the 30–300 GHz. Following this range, it’s not enough energy to break chemical bonds or remove electrons when in contact with human tissue. Thus, this is referred to as “non-ionising” electromagnetic radiation.
It’s even approved by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency as not having the adverse health effects of more intense radiation. The 5G radiation can’t enter the skin, and there is no evidence 5G radio frequencies can cause or exacerbate the spread of the coronavirus.
So, how does COVID19 can infect you?
COVID-19 spreads through small droplets released from the nose or mouth of an infected person when they cough, spit, sneeze, talk or exhale. Transmission occurs when the droplets come into contact with the nose, eyes or mouth of a healthy person.
So if an infectious person speaks through a phone held near their mouth, enough infectious droplets may land on its surface to make it capable of spreading the virus. Therefore, it’s not advisable to share mobiles during a pandemic. You should also regularly disinfect your mobile.
The Final Say
It’s obvious to some that a human virus can’t spread via radio signals. And most of the people who believe in this conspiracy is to make a broader distrust of the government.
And addressing this myth is critical as the property is now being destroyed, and individuals are being attacked both physically and verbally.
Physical and verbal threats to broadband engineers can be added to a lengthy list of assaults on health workers. Youtube has announced it will devote resources to removing content linking 5G technology to COVID-19.