The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has resulted some truly weird happenings, such as a Ugandan MP dropping an unexpected banger and celebs doing all the wrong things to in an attempt to support people. But for all the funny, cringey things that the coronavirus has thrown up, there have also been some truly baseless and harmful things, like this ridiculous 5G conspiracy theory that’s going around.
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The paranoia over 5G as it slowly rolls out across the world isn’t new and there have been a select group of worryingly mis-informed people (trolls, right-wingers, New Agers, QAnon idiots, the usual group of suspects basically) who insist this telecommunications technology will give people cancer or be harmful somehow, even though it 100 percent isn’t.
Now these same folks are pushing the conspiracy theory that 5G is actually what’s causing the coronavirus to spread around the world. Given how 5G is seen as the source of what ails us by all those conspiracy nuts, it was perhaps inevitable that they would start blaming it for the coronavirus.
Let’s nip this in the bud right away: the conspiracy theory about 5G spreading coronavirus has no basis in scientific fact and is nothing but a baseless hoax. The disease is spread by close human contact, not radio waves.
Unfortunately, no amount of common sense or science will be able to convince the aforementioned group of mis-informed people to stop spreading a hoax like this ridiculous 5G conspiracy, especially when they have high-profile names like Woody Harrelson being a mouthpiece for them.
With coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories circulating around ever since January when the outbreak of the disease was first reported, the last thing we need is a baseless 5G health panic during an actual health panic.
So let us reiterate once again: 5G won’t harm you in anyway, it certainly isn’t the thing causing coronavirus to spread, and all those negative things you hear about it are just hoaxes and conspiracy theories.
What people should be focusing on right now is learning about the coronavirus, self- isolating at home, practicing social distancing, and regularly washing their hands. What we definitely don’t need right now is some baseless 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory.
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