It’s fun to think in terms of conspiracy theories. It goes to our temptation to view others as always nefarious and often to our mean streaks. It’s fun to think everyone and everything is out to get us. It makes life far less dull. Men on the moon? A staged hoax.
Don’t we have enough radiation aimed at our gut and brains?
Aren’t wifi and electrical lines (that buzz you hear interrupting a car radio) and the cell phones and electric blankets and digital displays and tablets, always emanating signals in search of a signal, enough?
Now we have to ramp it up with “5-G”?
Yes. Of course. It’s good for the economy (read: it will make certain “important” people very rich).
Convenience? It’s a funny thing about convenience. It often comes at a health price.
Look at toxic chemicals. Look at plastic.
“We assess conspiracy theories linking the spread of COVID-19 to the expansion of the 5G cellular network are inciting attacks against the communications infrastructure globally and that these threats probably will increase as the disease continues to spread, including calls for violence against telecommunications workers,” the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reported Wednesday in an intelligence report obtained by ABC News.
“Violent extremists have drawn from misinformation campaigns online that claim wireless infrastructure is deleterious to human health and helps spread COVID-19, resulting in a global effort by like-minded individuals to share operational guidance and justification for conducting attacks against 5G infrastructure, some of which have already prompted arson and physical attacks against cell towers in several US states,” the report concluded.