Since the coronavirus spreading the globe, rumors have been raised about how it happened and how it spread. One that Steam received online is that the new 5G network caused illness. This is completely wrong. Radio waves cannot create a virus, which causes COVID-19.
Conspiracy theories are spreading on social media. Kerry Hilson, an American singer with 4.2 million followers on Twitter, sent several tweets last month attempting to link Coronovirus to 5G. She wrote:
People have been trying to warn us about 5G for YEARS. Petitions, organizations, studies… what we’re going thru is the affects of radiation. 5G launched in China on Nov. 1, 2019. People dropped dead.
This tweet by someone with 4M followers is straight from the most dangerous depths of tin foil hat land.— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) March 16, 2020
☑️ COVID-19 is a virus spread by person-to-person contact, not radio waves.
☑️ FCC, FDA, EPA & others all clear on the false claim that 5G is unsafe:https://t.co/uuF3fs2bDc pic.twitter.com/1hXyV4lE6c
But this did not stop threats against the UK’s broadband engineers and phone towers. UK carriers call the 5G conspiracy theory “complete and nonsense”. Britain’s National Medical Director asked people to stop the burning towers. “Communication networks are important in the fight against pandemic at this time.
Others on YouTube and Facebook, including an enemy of the 5G Facebook group, have additionally shared false cases.
But YouTube has announced on Tuesday that it will remove 5G-coronavirus hoax videos, and implement the ban for one day and will keep an eye to stop the rumors.
Where 5G fits in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
According to the article published in BBC News, The radio waves included in 5G and other mobile phone technology sit at the low-frequency end of the electromagnetic spectrum. Less powerful than visible light, they are not strong enough to damage cells – unlike radiation at the high-frequency end of the spectrum that includes sun rays and medical X-rays.
The announcement came after pointing fingers at a video published on March 18 (when viewed more than 668,000 times) in which an American doctor falsely claims that Africa is less affected by COVID-19 because it is not a 5G region. The video was online at the time of publishing the article.
In like manner, radio waves and viruses aren’t transmitted in the same way. The novel coronavirus spreads starting with one individual then onto the next, typically through tiny droplets of saliva produced when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or breathes. Through radio waves you can transmit only one type of virus that affects computers and not humans.
So do not get into these shit rumors.