The 5G Towers Conspiracy
- Height Of Conspiracy: 2020 to Present
It’s almost insulting that anyone has to explain that 5G Towers cannot create viruses. However, sometimes scientific conspiracy theories get out of hand. The conspiracy surrounding the 5G Towers began through a blog post written by John Gregory on a website known as Les moutons enragés. This apparently translates to “the rabid sheep,” in case you were wondering. Gregory claimed that the millimeter wave spectrum used by 5G technology and COVID-19 could be related. He even mentioned how 5G Towers were being installed in Wuhan, China before the coronavirus outbreak. It took just a few months, and this conspiracy led to Europeans setting cellphone towers on fire all over the continent. Gregory was just a small part of this.
Belgian newspaper, Het Laatste Nieuws, interviews a quack doctor who also claimed the coronavirus outbreak could be linked to the 5G Towers in Wuhan. For their part, Facebook tried to remove all links to both when they popped up. However, this only made people believe the claims more. The idea is that 5G networks cause radiation, which is what triggers the virus. Others think that 5G Towers are part of an effort to depopulate the Earth. Many people think 5G Networks cause cancer, depression, anxiety, and much more. Yet it should be noted that any radiation your phone has is the same on all network types. Both cell phones and towers do use radiofrequency electromagnetic fields to operate. However, it is below 300 GHz and you need roughly 5 kV/m before issues might happen and it is only locally through shocks.