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COVID-19: 5G conspiracy theories are 'complete rubbish' – University of Reading

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COVID-19: 5G conspiracy theories are 'complete rubbish'

Release Date 14 April 2020

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Dr Simon Clarke, Associate Professor in Cellular Microbiology at the University of Reading, said:

"The idea that COVID-19 is caused by 5G mobile phone signals is complete rubbish. The opinions of the mainstream media or the state hardly come into the debate; numerous doctors and scientists around the world have said that the disease is caused by a virus, something completely different to a mobile phone signal. 5G radio signals are electromagnetic waves, very similar to those already used by mobile phones.

"Electromagnetic waves are one thing, viruses are another, and you can't get a virus off a phone mast.  Similarly, sensible studies have failed to corroborate the claim that the signals emitted by 5G masts are able to suppress our immune systems."

 

 

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