Joel M. Moskowitz: Mainstream news media pushes back on 5G-coronavirus speculation: Unintended consequences + more
From Joel M. Moskowitz’s blog: Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
Those who promote 5G-coronavirus theories based on weak evidence undermine the credibility of scientists and medical doctors who have expressed concerns about 5G safety based on strong evidence (e.g., the 5G Appeal). Moreover, during this public health crisis, the Telecom industry can exploit these actions to convince mainstream news media to publish industry propaganda that 5G is safe.
Following are some recent examples from the US, UK, and Europe of blowback in the mainstream news media regarding 5G-coronavirus theories:
Coronavirus: Scientists brand 5G claims ‘complete rubbish’ Rachel Schraer & Eleanor Lawrie, BBC News, Apr 5, 2020
Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over ‘crackpot’ 5G conspiraciesÂ Â Â Leo Kelion, BBC News, Apr 5, 2020
Coronavirus: NHS director ‘outraged and disgusted’ at 5G conspiracy attacks. A prominent scientist has accused celebrities of “fanning the flames” of conspiracy theories linking the outbreak to 5G masts.Â Alexander Martin, Sky News, Apr 5, 2020
UK Phone Masts Are Being Set On Fire Over ”˜Dangerous”™ 5G Coronavirus ConspiraciesÂ Â Carly Page, Forbes, Apr 5, 2020
People are saying coronavirus is a cover up for 5G – here’s why it’s notÂ Â Rachel Kennedy, Euronews, Apr 5, 2020
U.K. Cellphone Towers Ablaze As Conspiracy Theories Link 5G Networks To COVID-19Â Â Â Â Jason Slotkin, NPR, April 4, 2020
5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK saysÂ Â Â Guy Faulconbridge & Kate Holton, Reuters (London), Apr 4, 2020
UK says 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is disgusting fake nonsenseÂ Â The conspiracy theory that 5G mobile telecommunications masts play a role in spreading the novel coronavirus is disgusting fake news and completely false, Britain said on Saturday.
ReutersÂ (Jerusalem), Apr 4, 2020 Â Â https://www.jpost.com/omg/uk-says-5g-coronavirus-conspiracy-theory-is-disgusting-fake-nonsense-623574
British 5G towers are being set on fire because of coronavirus conspiracy theories, 5G is causing anarchy in the UK
Tom Warren, The Verge, Apr 4, 2020 Â Â https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/4/21207927/5g-towers-burning-uk-coronavirus-conspiracy-theory-link
No, 5G is not giving people coronavirus, and other myths surrounding COVID-19Â Â Rebecca Hennes, Chron, Apr 2, 2020
UK media outlets told not to promote baseless 5G coronavirus theories, Broadcasters warned they face sanctions if they give airtime to false Covid-19 health advice
Jim Waterston, The Guardian, Apr 2, 2020. ” Baseless suggestions that coronavirus is linked to 5G have spread widely in recent weeks on WhatsApp, Facebook groups, and on the fast-growing community website NextDoor…”
“A Fake Pandemic”: Anti-Vaxxers Are Spreading Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Facebook is full of COVID-19 misinformation from groups that oppose mandatory vaccines.Â Kiera Butler, Mother Jones, Mar 24, 2020
Here’s why 5G and coronavirus are not connectedÂ Â Bob O’Donnell, USA TODAY, Mar 21, 2020 Updated Mar 24, 2020
YouTube Video Suggests 5G Internet Causes Coronavirus and People Are Falling for ItÂ Â Kelly Wynne, Newsweek, Mar 19, 2020
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And from Americans for Responsible Technology:
Over the past few days, the PR machines of the wireless industry have ramped up their news feeds, making sure that every news outlet in the world gets this message loud and clear:
Opponents of 5G are crazy, even blaming 5G for COVID-19!
This perception, being burned into the mindsets of decision makers in Washington, medical and science reporters and the general public, makes our job of pushing back against 5G infinitely more difficult.
The fact is there is NO credible, evidence-based science to support the conclusion that 5G is responsible for the worldwide pandemic.Â
Yes, there are thousands of studies showing that RF microwave radiation can have severe biological impacts, but there is no proof of a link to COVID19.
So PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not send, forward, circulate, re-post, re-tweet or in any other way promote email messages or videos suggesting that the current pandemic is causedÂ by 5G.
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