5G and claims of its danger to human health: myth, fact or something in-between
Dr Mladen Božanić and Prof Saurabh Sinha penned this opinion article published in the Daily Maverick on 13 April 2020.
for mobile networks, which tend to take most strain because they often host the majority of internet users. It is enough to compare the number of multimedia messages (pictures, videos, YouTube links) we have received on messengers such as WhatsApp or Viber – this is perhaps equivalent to the total number received in 2019! Among these, some of these messages were links to articles and videos that claim 5G networks are harmful to human health, some going even to the extent of claiming that the COVID-19 outbreak is related to the deployment of 5G. We hope that this is not a conspiracy theory that
In the midst of the virus SARS- CoV-2 (COVID-19) outbreak, a third of the world’s population has limited freedom of movement due to the drastic measures enforced to curb the spread of the disease. As a result, many people have turned to technology, and are thus using the internet as a way of working from home, remaining in touch with their friends and family, and even for entertainment. Media have reported that internet traffic is about 25% higher in the countries that are in lockdown than normal. As a consequence, the existing networks are congested, and the lack of bandwidth is evident. This is particularly true
WHAT IS 5G? IS IT HARMFUL? AND IS IT IN ANY WAY RELATED TO COVID-19? LET’S SEPARATE FACT FROM FICTION.
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