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5G technology is not linked to the spread of COVID-19

by - June 10, 2020   499 Views   2 min
5G technology is not linked to the spread of COVID-19

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Dr Thomas Cowan Explains Why 5G Is The Real Pandemic Cause

Verdict

Inaccurate (no factual basis; unacceptable margin of error)

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a persistent rumour on the Internet stating that the recent deployment of the 5G telephony network is the cause of the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This is INACCURATE: 5G communication technology is not the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A video stating this is still available on the Facebook page "5G Must Be Stopped - Share This With Friends & Family". One of the bases for this rumour appears to be the release in early March of a YouTube video by Dr Thomas Cowan. He argues that it is electromagnetic fields, such as 5G, that create problems in the human body. This video has since been removed from the online video platform but can be found fairly easily after only a few searches.

In addition, other social media publications attempt to make links between the alleged health problems caused by 5G technology and the known symptoms of COVID-19 in humans (fever, dry cough, breathing difficulties, diarrhea, etc.).

The facts according to the experts

The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that the 5G telephone network does not spread COVID-19 and that viruses do not circulate via radio waves or mobile networks. In addition, WHO points out that COVID-19 is also spreading in many countries where 5G technology is not available.

This information can also be found in the "Questions and Answers on Isolation, Symptoms and Treatment in the Context of COVID-19" section of the Quebec government website (quebec.ca).

Health Canada also points out that there is no credible scientific basis for linking 5G technology and COVID-19. Health Canada relies on information from the WHO, but also from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, to demystify the role of 5G on human health. The same commission says very clearly that 5G has no connection with the COVID-19 pandemic and that the electromagnetic fields generated by this technology have no adverse health effects.

In the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. government agency responsible for ensuring the arrival of emergency relief, also states that 5G technology does not cause VIDOC-19.

It is therefore INACCURATE, according to technology and health experts, that 5G communication technology caused the current COVID-19 pandemic.

 So, how does COVID-19 spread?

All reliable sources of information cited in this article point to the same facts about the transmission of COVID-19.

"COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets that are projected when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. You can also become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, mouth, or nose. "(WHO)

Conspiracy theories that try to link 5G to COVID-19

An analysis conducted in March-April 2020 and published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in May 2020 identified that a Twitter account had been set up to propagate the theory that COVID-19 was linked to 5G. As is the case on social networks, the sharing of tweets with the intention of denouncing this theory has unfortunately contributed to its amplification. To avoid spreading a conspiracy theory or misinformation, do not share it - even if your comment denounces them. Instead, consider reporting them to the administrators of the sharing platform.


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5G Must Be Stopped - Share This With Friends & Family

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Dr Thomas Cowan Explains Why 5G Is The Real Pandemic Cause

Verdict:

Inaccurate (no factual basis; unacceptable margin of error)

 June 10, 2020


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