COVID-19 and 5G mobile phone signals were already fused by a number of people who are scared for their health. It’s reasonable for people to be afraid of innovations and changes they are not familiar with. However, some took it too far.
The scientists confirmed that it’s biologically impossible that the 5G signal transmits or reduces the virus in any way. The new jobs that are being created along with the evolution of societies make it an opportunity to be a web developer. If you are interested you can have a look at this website about web developer jobs in Marbella. That didn’t stop the rumours from circling around. Many protests were organized even in countries where technology doesn’t exist yet.
The Chaos and Destruction
In many countries, people started to destroy telecommunications equipment. In Bolivia, this was also the case as people claimed that 5G is responsible for coronavirus. Attacks were organized in two cities to destroy masts.
In the entire country, there is no 5G but the rumours led people to believe otherwise. The pressure in the time of the COVID crisis caused people to seek answers. Not necessarily true answers, just any kind of explanation for the situation.
Some politicians even used this as a form of manipulation. A former Nigerian senator also shared a video claiming that the pandemic is just a cover for the introduction of 5G. He said that those with underlying medical conditions have severe reactions to the 5G technology, which results in death.
A similar story was told by an evangelical pastor in Tanzania and a former grand mufti in Egypt. In Serbia, conspiracy theories were also growing wild. It didn’t help that a number of celebrities joined in on it.
Conspiracy theories about Bill Gates and Microchips
Bill Gates is always the main topic when it comes to microchips or in general, anything scary happening to humanity. There are theories that microchips will be implanted with every coronavirus vaccine.
Despite the lack of any kind of evidence, the global reach is substantial. There is even an International fact-checking Network (IFCN), which contains a database with fact checks of COVID from their network of partners.
The fact-checkers debunked the local versions of this theory in at least 14 countries like Greece, Kazakhstan, Mexico and the Philippines. Some even have their own version of the story about ‘Antichrist chips’.
So, is there any real connection between COVID-19 and 5G?
No, so far there is no evidence that these two are connected in any way. It just happened that two new things were introduced to people at the same time. It was a difficult thing to deal with and people wanted solutions. Hopefully, these beliefs won’t get out of hand.