5G is here to stay, not to kill

By Toby Tunwase

Facts are facts whether people want to accept them or ignore them. Martin Luther King Jr.stated, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” And that statement applies to the fact that 5G is here to stay, not to kill.

Both on and offline, the use of 5G has been shrouded in controversy. Most of the theories and rumor out there claim to find tricky connections between the network and the deadly coronavirus. They say things like: COVID-19 is a cover-up for the health hazards of 5G, or that the technology itself beats down the immune system totally. But are these really true? Well, they’re not. In fact, experts consider ‘theories’ like this to be baseless.

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5G is simply a wireless mobile network deployed in 2019 to boost telecommunications and mobile connectivity. Though its frequencies are higher than that of 4G and other preceding networks, they are not high enough to cause health hazards. Besides, 5G frequencies produce a non-ionizing form of radiation—it can hardly ever penetrate and damage cells. The World Health Organization has hit back claiming that, ‘no adverse health effect has been casually linked from exposure to wireless technologies’.

Somehow, it feels like this new technology had gotten too many haters. The contentions did not start yesterday, they have been on for some couple of years now. The trend, before coronavirus, was 5G being a major cause of cancer. Now, it is the reason why we have a virus named corona. Whatever comes next, we would not be surprised to watch it get linked to the same 5G in a more mysterious way.