The coronavirus outbreak has long reached pandemic proportions and has resulted in, among other things, the lockdown of several countries and 2,921 deaths in the UK alone. When an event has such an impact worldwide, it’s almost inevitable that conspiracy theorists will come out of the woodwork with their own ideas on how it came about. However you’d be forgiven for being taken aback by the fact that some people are blaming 5G for the Covid-19 pandemic. Yes, you read that right…
Why are people blaming 5G for the coronavirus outbreak? This theory is based largely on people believing that Wuhan was the very first city in China to get 5G – Wuhan was one of the first but not the only city to get 5G at that time. People are also saying that 5G has a negative impact on the immune system, however there’s no scientific evidence to support this, and a third and final piece of misguided information connected with this theory is that coronavirus is just a bad strain of than the common cold. This is incorrect.
In a popular anti-5G Facebook group called ‘Stop5G’, which has got over 26,000 members to its name, several posts incorrectly linking the 5G network to Covid-19 have been shared by hundreds of users. A few famous faces are also subscribers to this theory, with the likes of singer/songwriter Keri Hilson and reality TV star Calum Best voicing their suspicions about 5G on social media. Keri has tweeted: ‘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. Nov 1, 2019. People dropped dead. See attached & go to my IG stories for more. TURN OFF 5G by disabling LTE!!!’ She continued: ‘Why do you think the virus is not happening in Africa like that? Not a 5G region. There may be a few bases there, but not as prevalent as other countries. It has nothing to do w/ melanin (for those theories)…’
Meanwhile Callum shared on his Instagram: ‘I say no to 5g’. He went on: ‘Some may not understand this but some may, it’s not my usual posting but it’s something I want to share for anyone wanting to be informed in what I’ve found myself learning and curiously open to. ‘I usually come from a more spiritual, positive place but this science info has me curious . And please Quote me on this! ‘This new virus is down to the introduction of 5G into our electro magnetic Feild (sic).’