“In 1917, radio broadcasting was deployed and this caused the Spanish Flu Pandemic. In 2009, 4G was deployed and this caused the Swine Flu Pandemic. In 2019, 5G was deployed and this is causing the CoronaVirus Pandemic. 5G was first deployed in Wuhan - China and that's where coronavirus started.” pattern or coincidence? so said a conspiracist"
As expected with every pandemic, there are always those who peddle conspiracy theories, creating mass confusion and hysteria. These conspiracies are based on mere speculation rather than actual facts with an absurd attempt at trying to relate different phenomena which have no scientific basis whatsoever. In this article, we will factually analyze each claim to uncover if there is any truth to it. There are so many things that can be said about this issue but I will try to keep the article as short as I can.
Spanish Flu being Caused by Radio Waves:
Also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, it was a deadly influenza virus.
Lasting from January 1918 to December 1920. It infected about 500 million people and killed an estimated 17 to 50 million people, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. It was mostly spread through sneezing and coughing.
The claim that this influenza was caused by Radio Broadcasting is baseless as radio broadcasting began as early as 1895 by Gugliemo Marconi. Commercial radio broadcasting began sometime in 1920, 2 years after the influenza virus had made its mark.
Some conspiracists also try to relate the use of RADAR as one of the causes of the influenza virus but forget to mention that the first radar technology was patented as early as 1904, more than a decade before the Spanish flu of 1918. Radar is a detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles etc.
Swine Flu being caused by 4G.
The 2009 swine flu pandemic was another influenza pandemic that lasted from January 2009 to August 2010, (the first being the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu)
4G is the fourth generation of broadband cellular technology, succeeding 3G.
Another baseless claim by a conspiracist. It's even funny when I see Cameroonians peddling this claim left and right. For the years you have been using 4G why didn't you die of the swine flu? Why didn't anyone in your family die from it? Why didn't anyone you know die from it? The answer is simple and that is “4G does not cause the swine flu or any other disease”
Another claim happens to mention the innocent “VAN ALLEN BELTS” and how satellites were deployed around the world causing a mass electrification which led to another pandemic.
First of all, we have basically 3 types of satellites: Communications Satellites, Photography, imaging, and scientific surveying Satellites, and Navigation Satellites.
- Communications satellites; which bounce radio waves from one ground station to another. It needs antennas to work. You need to aim the antennas in the correct direction and angle or you won't get any signal and weak signals mean a weak beam width.
- Imaging satellites; which don't hit us with deadly radio waves.
- For navigation satellites, you need the radio signals from FOUR different navigation satellites for GPS to even work.
People who peddle this theory of the Van Allen Belt and Satellites around actually have no clue as to how satellites work. As a matter of fact, the world's first satellite was SPUTNIK 1 which was launched in 1957.
DOES 5G cause the CORONAVIRUS?
Firstly, this is the stupidest thing I've heard in my 2 decades of life.
Secondly, there's no such thing as 5G. It's just a name used to describe the fifth generation forms of communication. 5G forms of communication include Sub-6 GHz and Millimetre Wave or 24 GHz and higher. (GHz here stands for gigahertz).
Now what most people don't know is that we've been using this technology for years now, long before this Coronavirus pandemic ever even surfaced. We've been using this 5G technology in 4G networks for years now, even our WiFi systems are built using this technology. Before it was even deployed, an international commission (ICNIRP) had studied and experimented it for close to a decade and guess what??? “They simply couldn't find any health risk”.
5G is a non-ionizing radiation meaning it's unable to cause any atomic-level changes to cells, not to talk of viruses and that's just reality. It's sad to see people of great influence (pastors) support this conspiracy madness. Collectively, we refer to this kind of conspiracy as “Dangerous Nonsense”. This is because with so many false narratives circulating through the internet at lightning speed, people are tending to ignore the safety guidelines given by reputable figures in order to curb and end this CoronaVirus.
5G DOES NOT cause CORONAVIRUS. 5G DOES NOT cause CoronaVirus. 5G DOES NOT cause CoronaVirus.
As a matter of fact if people are dying in Cameroon it's because of poor network 🤣 🤣 🤣. The frustration is unbearable.
I can't stress this enough. People saying it was first deployed in Wuhan China and that's where the coronavirus started, the fact that you got rich and someone in your family died doesn't mean you used them for money rituals.
When the internet came, it changed how we lived and revolutionized the world. 4G networks also came and gave us so many new things which are changing millions of lives. 5G will bring us into a new world where the possibilities are endless. Pastors using bible scripture to demonize 5G networks, I also remember how they'd preach about the evil demonic spirit manifesting as "Facebook", yet today Facebook is crowded with pages of churches and pastors who use it as a medium for their preaching etc. It's simply not right. Help stop the spread of misinformation by sharing this article. Thanks for reading through.
Muluh MG Godson.
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